The best tips for you to face traffic in a good way

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 12/14/20 •  3 min read

With a little patience and a game of the waist, it is much easier to face traffic. Whoever never woke up with his left foot to throw the first stone. Those who use the car to get around know that this bad mood is soon transferred to traffic, and the times when we arrive at our destination are much worse than before leaving home.

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In this article, we decided to separate some tips to make you become a more relaxed driver and face the traffic in a good way. Take a deep breath, count to three, and come with us! ????

How can I cope with traffic in a good way?

There are days when we wake up low – and that’s fine! What we cannot do is to allow our frustrations in the people around us, right? Kindness generates kindness, especially in traffic. Following that famous advice, “do not do with others what I would not like them to do with yourself,” is half done. 

Most of the time, we are in a hurry to reach our destination, which reduces our sensitivity to others. So, a tip is to pay attention to your movements and keep a watchful eye. When you realize that a pedestrian needs to cross the street, stop at the safety lane, and wait. When parking your car, do not double queue in front of garages, let alone reserved spaces for the disabled and the elderly. Respecting accessibility is essential to face traffic more effectively!

To be kinder, you need to put yourself in the other’s shoes. Always signal, give way to vehicles when asked and, if another driver makes a mistake, try to be understanding and non-aggressive, okay? If you were the one who made the slide, apologize. Oh, and be patient with those who are starting. Nobody wants to be Susana Vieira from traffic, right? 

A good tip for relaxing in the car and facing traffic is to breathe calmly, thinking about the movement of inhaling and exhaling. This helps to bring more oxygen to the brain, which stimulates the feeling of well being. Doing simple leg and arm stretches also helps a lot! 

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If your problem is the monotony and tiredness of taking the same route every day, how about looking for an alternative way? When changing paths, you can perceive new sounds and landscapes and even discover a bakery or shop to stop by later.

Backing up is always critical. Have a brief look around for anything in your way first. Be very careful if children are playing around the vehicle. Watchful driving might seem tedious, but safety should be the utmost concern on the road.

Oh, and of course: listen to your favorite songs, always. Turning on the radio and playing in the karaoke carpool is the best way to get rid of all the bad mood! 

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.