In Uncategorized on July 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

  • Take something with me to read. Then if the traffic doesn’t move at all, I don’t get so frustrated.
  • When the traffic is crawling along, listen to the news on the car radio or to a recording of the Bible. In this way you have something other than traffic to think about.
  • As a rule, never use the horn, since it just disturbs others and serves no purpose. By showing courtesy to other drivers, avoid stress and help others to do the same.
  • Try to be calm when you encounter aggressive drivers, and give them a wide berth. There is no substitute for patience.

For short distances, walking or cycling may be the best solution. In many cases either alternative will prove quicker, easier, and healthier. For longer distances, public transportation might be the ideal option. Many cities are trying to improve bus, metro, and rail services to entice people to leave their cars behind. Using these services may also mean saving money. Even though you may have to drive part of the way, you could possibly use public transportation for accessing the city center.

If you must drive, consider the possibility of carpooling. This is one of the most effective ways of reducing rush-hour traffic. In the United States, 88 percent of all commuters use automobiles, and about two thirds of these travel alone. Convincing a significant percentage of people to travel together to work “could produce dramatic effects on the levels of delay and congestion during peak periods,” states Stuck in Traffic. Furthermore, in many places fast lanes have been designated for cars with two or more persons. Cars with only one person are not allowed to use such lanes.

If you have some control over the time when you travel, try to avoid rush-hour traffic. This will make things easier for you and for other motorists. And if you park properly, your vehicle will not impede the free flow of traffic. Of course, even the best plans will not guarantee that you don’t get stuck in a traffic jam. At such times, having the right attitude can do a lot to ease the frustration.


  • Clearly, if you live in a large city, you will have to live with traffic congestion. Nevertheless, by individually taking responsible measures and by displaying courtesy and patience toward other drivers, you can learn to cope with the trials of traffic.City driving and punctuality are not always compatible. courtesy, Awake!


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