Traffic is a frustrating yet fascinating occurrence. You could be cruising along at a steady 65 miles per hour when all of a sudden everything comes to a halt. Then within a few minutes you are cruising along again. Traffic planners call this a shockwave and this infographic gives a play-by-play of how the flow of traffic works in your favor even if at the time it feels like you are going nowhere at all. Read on for more information on traffic statistics.