Reducing traffic on the roads
We all try to find the best ways to avoid sitting in traffic; so that we don’t get late for work, miss social events or become stressed. Traffic congestion produces air pollution that negatively affects the environment. In traffic your vehicle burns up more fuel leading to expenditure of extra cash fueling. Let’s do our part in preserving the environment, saving money on fuel and relieving the unwanted stress by reducing the amount of traffic out on the roads. Here are a few tips:
Avoid peak hours
Also known as rush hour traffic, major towns and cities have the highest traffic congestion; times of the day when more vehicles are on the roads, usually people heading to work in the mornings and people heading home in the evenings. You can cut down on your time spent with your car idling in slow traffic by driving when there are fewer vehicles out on the road.
Carpooling is a great way to get to and from work when you just can’t avoid the rush hour traffic and the congestion. You won’t always have to drive, which reduces stress, and each person can take turns driving. Carpooling promotes better traffic flow and less air emissions in the environment. It also saves on the wear-and-tear to your vehicle and car maintenance costs.
Before you go on any trip, plan out your route so you can avoid any road construction or other traffic jams. There are numerous apps available for your smart phone that allow drivers who are actually on the road to send information to other phone users concerning traffic conditions. These apps will tell you in real-time about traffic congestion.
Public transportation can get you to your destination on time while reducing the amount of traffic on the roads. It is cheaper and less stressful as you don’t have to sit in traffic wondering if you will be late for work and you can catch up on reading, social media, or listen to some new music. Public transportation drivers are continually updated on road conditions by their dispatch so that if there is an accident, the drivers can adjust their routes to avoid vehicle congestion.