How Twitter gets drivers through the gridlocked streets of Caracas

The streets of Caracas are crammed with three times as many cars as they can handle. And why not? Gas is cheaper in Venezuela than anywhere else on Earth. The consequence, of course, is nasty traffic, made only worse by potholes, police checkpoints and other impediments to smooth vehicular movement.

The situation is one that apparently has no solution on the drawing board. Yet, that doesn't mean drivers must suffer without any relief at all. Thanks to social media tools, according to a Bloomberg News report, smartphone-toting drivers have been participating in an emerging answer to Venezuela's gridlock nightmare.