Buzz·Posted on May 23, 201717 Reasons The Germans Are Better At Traffic Jams Than We AreGermany's doing it right.by Karsten SchmehlBuzzFeed-Redaktion, Deutschland FacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. We've all been there — you're sitting in traffic on a highway, sirens wailing behind you, but nobody's able to move enough to let the emergency vehicle through to remedy the situation. Getty Images 2. But what if we were more like Germany, where they make emergency lanes for ambulances and other emergency vehicles to get through? Wikimedia: Achim Engel / Via de.wikipedia.org 3. When you're in an accident on the highway, the emergency services have got to reach you in order to save your life. Wikimedia: LosHowlos / Via de.wikipedia.org 4. Look how easy the life of a paramedic is if drivers create an emergency lane. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ingolfstueck / Via pr0gramm.com 5. And how happy emergency lanes make people! View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @martin_9990_ 6. Emergency lanes are super easy to make during the daytime... instagram.com 7. But also at night! instagram.com 8. In good weather... instagram.com 9. And in bad weather. instagram.com 10. Emergency lanes make life easier for everybody. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF instagram.com 11. And you want to carry on driving as soon as possible, right? instagram.com 12. Creating emergency lanes isn't hard at all! instagram.com 13. If drivers are in the left-hand lane, they just move a bit further to the left-hand edge. All lanes in the right head a little further to the right. Et voilà! instagram.com 14. Look at this wonderful moment when everyone in this traffic jam understood exactly what they needed to do. instagram.com 15. Perfect emergency lanes look so good you just have to capture the moment for Instagram. instagram.com 16. So, to summarize, the Germans have it right when it comes to traffic jams. instagram.com 17. And not just because they look so freaking fantastic. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @blaulichtpaparazzo It's a great system, and when it works right, it can save lives. This post was translated from German.