If you still have a lot to get done before Christmas, there's a very slim chance you'll be able to completely avoid traffic. So here are a few tips for when you're bumper-to-bumper.
1. Keep the Music Calm
Fast, loud music isn't the best choice if you're moving at a turtle's pace. Frank Sinatra's "White Christmas" would be a better choice than Metallica's "Creeping Death." Your brain gets amped and your patience for the drivers around you runs out pretty quick. So turn on something soothing and just live in the moment.
2. Move Along Smoothly
You'll see some drivers stop and go, stop and go, stop and go...like they're in a bumper car. It's not clear what they expect from the cars in front of them who are also stuck in the same traffic. Don't take on that habit. Keep a good distance away from the car in front of you, and slowly move forward when space permits. Gently press your brakes so you don't get hit from behind by someone who isn't paying attention.
3. Don't Weave
A Mythbuster's experiment a while back proved that weaving from lane to lane was faster than sticking to only one lane, but just barely - like a 2-minute difference. Weaving in and out is unsafe and makes everyone else around you uneasy. The space is tight, and the chances that you cause a rear-end accident increase dramatically. So cut down the lane-switching and practice patience.
If you're hit in traffic, call a Jacksonville car accident lawyer at Wilkes & Mee. We will send out investigators to assess at your vehicle, the scene of the accident, and every piece of relevant information. Then we can build a case to get you the compensation you deserve.