There are many hazards when traffic reduces to a slow crawl. Traffic jams are often difficult for drivers because it demands more precise driving and can be frustrating. KidsHealth makes some recommendations for drivers stuck in traffic. Firstly, checking the radio for real-time traffic news can help you navigate a bad back-up. Next, it may be smarter to travel less-popular roads in order to avoid worse traffic. There are also certain times of the day which should be avoided, such as rush hour in the mornings and evenings. Make sure you continue to obey rules of the road even if you’ve only gone a few feet a minute, such as using the shoulder to pass traffic. Check for reckless drivers who are switching lanes quickly, and if you need to exit the roadway make sure you have an escape plan. It is also a wise idea to remain courteous in order to promote good feelings and not encourage road rage.
Other traffic hazards include construction zones. Drivers should stay aware of roadway debris and slow down whenever you notice signs that mention road work. Traffic fines double in work zones, so keep your speed low. Nighttime traffic can also be hazardous, so be cautious of roads that aren’t lit well, or react to another driver’s high beams by focusing on the right side of the roadway, rather than blinding them back. Also stay aware of sunset or sunrise because these may lead to vision problems while on the roadway.Tweet