After a long day of work, the last thing that anybody wants to deal with is rush hour traffic. When you have to commute to work everyday, the traffic can get old. In certain cases, the traffic is bearable. However, if other people on the road are not respectable or poor drivers, rush hour can be a pain.
Today, we want to focus on how to handle rush hour traffic in our Tuesday Tips.
- Use your turn signal, always. This is especially important when you are changing lanes. Other drivers do not know when you are going to change lanes unless you use your turn signal.
- Put down your phone. Your text messages, emails, phone calls, Facebook feed, and swarm of apps can wait to be checked until you reach your destination.
- Stop trying to multi-task. Focus on the road and cautious driving, this is not a good time to try and eat your breakfast on the way to the office.
- Keep a safe following distance of 3 or 4 seconds.
- HOV (high-occupancy) lanes are reserved for people with 2 or 3 passengers in the vehicle. Always make sure to obey this law.
- Do not wait until the last second to merge lanes.
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