Sunshine Slowdown

I love radio.  All radio, whether via podcasts, live over the air or via the interweb.

So this morning I was listening to a Seattle Washington pop station, and in among the ads and Rhianna songs they give regular traffic reports.  Seattle seems to have epically bad traffic, which I’m happy to avoid.

However, it sounds like there are some Seattle traffic problems that really could be avoided through a little public education.  This morning the biggest issue seemed to be “Sunshine Slowdowns” on various major highways.  This means that  people in Seattle are so startled on those odd occasions that they see the sun that they slow their cars to a crawl, causing region-wide traffic chaos.

It brought back happy memories of a Bill Cosby routine where he talked about Seattle’s weather.  It’s the first part of this clip: 


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