Tips for Safe Driving in Heavy Traffic

Are you a victim of gridlock traffic on a daily basis while on your commute to work or school? Driving in heavy traffic can be stressful and a serious frustration, especially when it causes you to be late to your destination. It can also be dangerous, because a lot of drivers don't know how to handle heavy traffic situations. Our N Charlotte Toyota dealership is sharing some safe driving tips so you can handle driving in traffic like a pro!

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Practice safe driving in traffic

You're attempting to get to your job early in the morning, but as you merge your N Charlotte Toyota onto the highway, you're met with a sea of brake lights. Every car on the road is crawling and tapping their brakes. You check your watch, and you begin to stress out about being stuck in this mess. What do you do? We're sharing tips for safe driving in traffic!

Stay calm

Before you begin to worry too much, it's important that you keep your cool. Safe driving includes staying calm and being able to think rationally. By remaining calm, you can make the process a lot more enjoyable. If you get upset and panicky, you may end up hurting your N Charlotte Toyota or yourself.

Avoid distractions

One of the best ways to practice safe driving while in heavy traffic is to immediately put away any and all distractions. You should avoid all distractions while you're behind the wheel as they can take your attention away from safe driving and cause you to get into a collision with your N Charlotte Toyota. If you need to make an important call, make sure you use the Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity in your new Toyota near Charlotte.

Use defensive driving

While you may not be able to get up to the speed limit in your N Charlotte Toyota, you should keep other defensive driving and safe driving tips in mind like:

  • Keep a safe following distance between your N Charlotte Toyota and the car in front of you.
  • Always wear your seatbelt - it's the law.
  • Drive slow(er). It's impossible to drive fast in heavy traffic, but practice safe driving by not accelerating too fast if you see a gap open up in traffic.
  • Prepare emergency maneuvers in case of any impatient drivers that may almost cause an accident.

Do not use cruise control

If you're in stop-and-go traffic, use safe driving practices like not using cruise control, a convenience feature that regulates your speed. Cruise control stops controlling your speed when you step on the brake. While driving in heavy traffic, you will be using the brake pedal of your N Charlotte Toyota a lot and you could end up in a collision if you use cruise control.

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Avoid heavy traffic with N Charlotte Toyota technology!

If you want to avoid safe driving in heavy traffic all together, use the available Entune App Suite in your new Toyota near Charlotte to check real-time traffic conditions and use the Entune Navigation to find an alternate route!

Driving in heavy traffic doesn't have to be stressful thanks to our tips! For more safe driving tips or to learn more about Entune audio, give us a call at (888) 883-3797!


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