How to Practice Defensive Driving in Heavy Traffic

When driving in heavy traffic it can be easy to become anxious and impatient. However, keep calm and driving carefully is especially important at this time because there are more cars on the road. Here are some great tips to get you to your destination safely during heavy traffic times.

  • Be sure to use signals when you're changing lanes or turning. This will let other drivers know your intentions, which allows drivers to anticipate your movements and avoid collision.
  • You should not be distracted driving period, but it is very important to be alert when driving in heavy traffic. Put your phone away, turn down your music, and keep your eyes on the road.
  • Don't tailgate or drive too closely to the vehicle in front of you. Leave enough room between you and the car in front of you to allow time for safe stopping.
  • Don't speed. Everyone wants to get to their destination quickly, especially in rush hour after getting off work. But, getting there safely is more important.
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