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How Not To Get Stuck In Traffic


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By Kevin Harrison

Of late, it seems in Halifax and surrounding areas have been experiencing above average traffic congestion thanks to the city’s apparent need to do all road works at the same time instead of staggering it to maximize traffic flow.

But traffic congestion can’t all be blamed on construction. We are all equally to blame. Our driving habits largely cause traffic jams. That includes such things as following too closely to the vehicle in front of you, constantly switching lanes to get ahead and driving too quickly.

But before you mount up upon that high horse of yours you should know that slow driving or overly defensive driving habits can cause traffic congestion too.

Recently Toyota partnered up with AsapSCIENCE to show just how traffic congestion is caused using, you guess it, science! Our driving habits are the leading cause of traffic congestion.

They even made a helpful video to explain. Take a look below and think about it the next time you are behind the wheel.


About Kevin Harrison

Car Driven is a Canadian car blog that focuses on anything and everything automotive. Provides up to date information on the latest in the auto industry from a Canadian perspective. If you are car addicted, this is where you get your fix. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised across the harbour in Dartmouth, Kevin Harrison became addicted to cars at the early age of three. When Kevin’s parents noticed that he only played with Hot Wheels and completely ignored any toy that wasn’t a car, they knew they had spawned a child that would grow up to be completely obsessed with cars.


The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.


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