Wednesday, January 11, 2012

How To Drive To Improve Traffic For Others

Driving can seem like a contact sport sometimes. Or more like a sport where the point is to avoid contact, only you have a lot of factors going against you. And while it's a dog-eat-dog driving world out there, Lifehacker released this recent article on how to drive to improve traffic for others.

Others? Yes. The way you drive can determine how other drivers react and impact their habits. For instance, picking a steady speed on the freeway, letting people merge and just showing overall driving courtesy can cut down on tailgating and road rage. And be sure to use your signals to avoid accidents. Some of it is common sense stuff but others stuff you might not have thought about.


Charles said...

Since I have been riding the #28 bus a while it seems like about once a week someone will pass the bus on Hamilton, cut in front, brake hard and turn into Safeway, causing the bus driver to brake hard also, shaking up everyone on the bus. Too bad they will never read that article, it is a good one.

SRTC Staff said...

Happens on my route pretty regular too. There are a lot of people who stand on the bus since they consolidated two routes to make one, so it's dangerous to all those people trying not to fall down.

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