As the saying goes, you’re not stuck in traffic. You are traffic. Whenever you’re on the highway with a thousand other cars crawling along at a snail’s pace, you may feel helpless, but there are things you can do to help ease congestion.
As the video above from Asap SCIENCE points out, traffic is often caused or exacerbated when cars needlessly slow down or fluctuate their speeds. To combat this, set your car to a constant speed where possible using cruise control. If you’re in the middle of stop-and-go traffic, leave yourself a buffer between yourself and the car in front of you. This way if someone in front of you brakes, you don’t have to slam on your own to avoid hitting them, causing a ripple behind you.
Of course, you alone following these tips won’t magically make traffic jams go away. However, the more people learn better high-traffic driving techniques, the more traffic jams can be reduced. Even in an enclosed environment, traffic jams can be caused due to human error. If you want to stop being part of the problem, start minimising those errors.
How Not To Get Stuck In Traffic [Asap SCIENCE]