traffic jam


  • Slow down on a highway in heavy traffic.This is not the time to get to your destination in the shortest time. It won’t happen and you may end up in an accident.
  • Stay at least 5 mph (8.0 km/h) within the speed limit, even on a highway.In fact, slow down a bit to allow for those other impatient drivers.
  • Keep extra distance between you and the car in front. Allow for a sudden stop- be prepared to head off the road to the shoulder if necessary
  • Use D3 in an automatic transmission.It is normally used for stop and go driving. In a manual transmission, for stop-and-go traffic, you will use both first and second gears.
  • Be extra alert for sudden or unexpected moves by other drivers.Know where your car will end up if someone cuts you off, or forces ahead of you.
  • Find another time to drive if you can, to avoid bad traffic, or carpool to take advantage of any special lanes.
  • Practice patience, because you won’t get to your destination faster by pushing everyone else. You only become more dangerous.
  • Be defensive. Pretend every other driver is not as smart as you, and think how you will save yourself.
  • Limit your commute times in bad traffic if possible, and only do it once a week or so. You’ll have less stress.
  • Exit the freeway if it makes you too nervous.It’s better to stop at the lights and take more time, than sit in traffic and just get angry.

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