For those drivers who live or work in metro areas, they most likely experience heavier traffic volume at a time period called rush hour. This is the time when most people are traveling to or from their jobs. So let’s discuss some helpful hints and advice in regard to driving during the rush hour.
It is very important to remember that rush hour is when there is the heaviest traffic on the roadways. It is also when people are anxious to get to where they are going. For example they don’t want to be late for work in the morning or home in the evening.
This increase in traffic tends to lead to other problems. There is a great chance of accidents as traffic increases. An accident can really tie up traffic and make the situation that much more difficult and potentially dangerous.
Tailgating is a common occurrence and can lead to accidents.
It is very important to realize that the heavier traffic during rush hour will tend to slow down the pace at which you can drive. If there is an accident, it may further delay things for you.
So make certain to allow plenty of extra time for you to get where you intend to go. This will reduce your stress and minimize the incidence of tailgating and other unsafe driving practices.
It is also very important to remain alert as much as possible. There will be may more cars around you and a greater chance for something unexpected to occur. You need to maintain a safe distance ahead of you and always scan the road for unforeseen situations.
And try to avoid any unnecessary distractions. If you use your cellphone while driving, don’t hold and speak into the phone itself. Use a headset either wired or wireless. Many cars are now equipped with wireless Bluetooth set ups which allow you to connect your phone to the car’s audio system.
A microphone is installed in the vehicle so you can speak through your phone on a handsfree basis. This allows you the use of both hands for safer driving.
Remember that your attention must be on the road. With this increase in traffic, the risk of potential accidents increases. So stay alert, watch your speed, and avoid tailgating. Road rage is another problem which has a great risk during rush hour. Keep your cool and enjoy the ride. It is the safe way of driving during the rush hour.