The Christmas season is always associated with horrendous traffic due to last minute shopping and parties. It is a nightmare to drive in the busy streets and get stuck in them. Here are some tips to make driving stress free.
Try your best to avoid the rush. Travel during off peak hours if you can. You will not only avoid traffic but reduce it too. Fewer motorists on the road can make a difference.
Plan your itinerary. Make a list of your destinations and think of the most efficient ways to get there. It helps to write them down.
Take an alternate route. Avoid roads that most drivers take. It may be a little farther but it will be worth it.
Check traffic updates before you leave or if you have a GPS, some actually detect traffic and give alternatives.
More tips to keep you sane when stuck in traffic include listening to Christmas songs, soothing music or anything that pleases you to while away time or extend your patience. You can also purchase a Bluetooth headset, so you can make calls safely while on the road.
Lastly, don’t drink and drive. Reduce traffic caused by accidents and keep yourself safe. Assign a designated driver or if you plan to have some booze, take a cab or other means of public transportation instead.
No one wants to be amidst holiday traffic. Following these simple tips can help you avoid or alleviate the pains of the holiday rush. Less time on the road means more time for rest or quality time celebrating with your family and friends.
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