Contemplating further on this thesis, I wish to point out some simple suggestions that can help ease one's conscience when confronted with the realization that each of us is personally responsible for contributing to Global Slowing.  By implementing these suggested changes in our driving behavior, we can individually help restore the spin balance of the Earth.  These will work universally, regardless of the right- or left-handedness of the lane convention.
 
Suggestion 1:  When passing another vehicle that is traveling in the same direction as you, always pass on the left.  Never pass on the right.  Passing on the left will create a clockwise vortex (as viewed from above) that may help cancel some of those damaging counter-clockwise vortices that spin between vehicles traveling in opposite directions.  And to really make a difference, be certain to gun! your engine in order to produce a greater difference in speed relative to the vehicle you are passing.  But be careful though to pass only when there are no cars passing by in the opposite direction so as not to cause an even more harmful counter-clockwise vortex.
 
Suggestion 2:  If a vehicle attempts to pass you on the right, quickly change lanes to the right (in front of the other vehicle) and apply your brakes.  This will force the other driver to pass on your left, and it will ensure a greater speed difference between the two vehicles for a more beneficial clockwise vortex.
 
Suggestion 3:  Try to encourage other drivers around you to play "leapfrog", passing each other in clockwise fashion as you go.
 
Suggestion 4:  When you see cars passing you from the opposite direction on your left, move to the righ! t as far as possible and apply your brakes.  This will help reduce the intensity of the inevitable counter-clockwise vortex.
 
Suggestion 5: Avoid traveling west-to-east.  A land-based vehicle that is traveling eastward robs the earth of precious eastward momentum by transferring it to the vehicle.  Whereas by traveling westward you actually add to earth's eastward momentum.
 
But what if you need to make a return trip eastward?  Simple:  By adding one extra leg to your journey, you can ensure that at least some of the net gain to earth's momentum is preserved!  Instead of traveling directly eastward, your return route should be altered to include an extra leg.  The first leg should be nominally in the direction toward the closest pole (e.g., northward in the northern hemisphere), and the final leg then should be directly toward your final destination.  The further you go toward the pole, the more eastward momentum you will conserve.
 
I have attached a diagram to illustrate the technique.
 
Dr. Lewis B. Rain
 

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