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7 tips for driving safely in traffic


Sometimes getting stuck in traffic is unavoidable. Here are seven tips to help you stay safe on a busy road:

  1. Avoid speeding and sudden changes between lanes.
  2. Maintain a safe distance of at least three seconds between you and the car in front of you. This will enable you to avoid frequent braking and rear-end accidents.
  3. Watch the traffic ahead of you closely. When braking vehicles in front of you, take your foot off the pedals to gently slow your vehicle before applying the brakes. Be careful not to press the brakes too hard.
  4. Stay focused on the road by avoiding distractions such as talking, eating, and using the phone.
  5. Use your signals when paths merge or change. You must also activate it at least 30 meters away before merging or changing.
  6. Make use of mirrors to monitor your car’s surroundings.
  7. Use technology responsibly and plan ahead. Avoid crowded roads, and check traffic apps on your phone before you start your trip. If you’re worried about traffic, make it a habit to plan an alternate route using your GPS before each trip.

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