Stick to these rules if you want to survive heavy traffic

27/01/2019

Experiencing traffic congestion is not what every motorist looks up to so we at naijacarmews.com want to share with you methods to drive safely in heavy traffic so sit tight and read on!

Safe driving tips in heavy traffic

To survive a condensed traffic flow, make sure you conform to these basic rules!

1. Eliminate all distractions

When there is heavy traffic, people tend to get impatient and become restless so they might want to change lanes. So you need to eliminate distractions while driving by paying attention to the road. Your distractions should be limited by following these easy steps:

  • Put your mobile device on silent or put it on flight mode.
  • Turn the volume of your audio system down or shut it down completely.
  • Tell the people in the car with you to keep the noise down so you can concentrate.

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Put your mobile device on silent or put it on flight mode

2. Adopt defensive driving

There are different ways to adopting a defensive driving. For example you need to keep your focus on the road because someone somewhere might want to move in to your lane without you knowing and if you are distracted you might bash into the person or vice versa. Follow these steps to avoid this:

  • Always monitor the conditions on the road and also the traffic.
  • Take note of cars drifting from lane to lane or cars that are moving erratically or the ones that are moving dangerously.
  • Make sure to follow the traffic flow and be patient.
  • Always remember to trafficate when changing lanes.
  • Always leave space between you and other cars.
  • Always know your stress level and never drive when you are agitated or tired.

Tips for driving in heavy traffic

3. Always know when to drive

You should always keep tabs on the time you know there will be traffic, so it better to move out earlier than expected in order to avoid heavy traffic. For example, the rush hours usually take place from 8 a.m to 9 a.m, you may leave home to work earlier to avoid time-consuming congestions.

4. Always take note of traffic in the distance

  • Always try to pay attention ahead so when you notice traffic ahead of you, you should take your foot of the accelerator because this saves you fuel.
  • When you see yourself approaching heavy traffic, you might need to step on the brake pedal depending on the distance.
  • When you make your car move slowly, there is a chance that by the time you get there will be movement and moreover when you slow down your car you are also saving fuel.

5. Always give a 2-second distance between you and the car ahead

You should be able to calculate the distance between you and the car in front of you and if you do not know how to do that all you need to do is to pick a phrase and always recite it within you.

  • When you do this then you are putting a 2 seconds distance between you and the driver ahead of you.
  • When you perfect this during traffic then you will be able to avoid sudden brakes by the driver ahead of you or any other emergency.

6. Ensure to always drive at 5 mph

You always have to be careful when driving which entails not to speed too much because as a driver your safety should be the number one priority. But you do not actually have to be very slow because other drivers behind you may get impatient and want to overtake which may lead to serious accidents.

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Ensure to always drive at 5 mph

7. Always be at alert to maneuver

Some drivers can get impatient atimes so always ensure you are always at alert when such situation arises to prevent accidents from happening.

  • Always keep your eyes on traffic to always know where and when to maneuver when there is an emergency.

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Always keep your eyes on traffic to always know where and when to maneuver!

I guess we are now clear on methods to Drive safely in heavy traffic provided to you by Naijaucarnews.com and I hope we have been really helpful with the tips provided.

>>> More safe driving tips are available at Safe Driving on Naijacarnews.com

Bello Hammed

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