Unfortunately, traffic jams are something that many of us, including those who drive for a living, can’t avoid for long. As our roads become more congested, it’s likely we’ll be hit with heavy traffic more and more. So how can you stay sane and safe during the next traffic jam?
Take a break! If heavy traffic is starting to gather, it might be time to take a break from the driving, especially if you’ve been on the road for a long time. A cup of coffee later, and you might find the traffic has started moving again…
Stay alert. Stop and start traffic can lead to drivers becoming distracted, especially as people are driving slowly. Even when driving slowly, accidents can happen – Make sure you’re paying attention to the road at all times and stay safe.
Take care of your vehicle. There’s a danger of vehicles overheating in traffic jams and delaying everyone else further – Keep an eye on your temperature gauge whilst in traffic. If your temperature gauge starts to rise, turn your heater and ventilation systems on and open the windows. Additionally, keep an eye on your fuel levels – If you’re at a standstill for a long time, turn off the engine and reserve your fuel.
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