PHOENIX, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings & Hastings notes, when considering traffic, one clear question arises, "what causes traffic?" Hastings & Hastings further considers, perhaps by tracing the causes of traffic, communities can begin to explore solutions.
The primary cause of poor traffic conditions is over congestion. Simply put, there are too many cars on the road. The problem is worse during peak traffic flow hours, before and after the regular business hours. Hastings & Hastings advises individuals seeking to avoid traffic to avoid hitting the streets during peak traffic hours. If that is not a viable option, they should attempt to find an alternative route to their destination. Hastings & Hastings notes that popular smart-phone map applications will update traffic in real time to help drivers avoid the most congested areas.
Hastings & Hastings comments that traffic conditions can be made worse by the actions of drivers caught in traffic. Excessive acceleration and sudden braking have a negative impact on the flow of traffic. A driver who slams on the breaks can create a chain reaction that ripples miles backwards through traffic. Hastings & Hastings advises drivers to exhibit patience when caught in traffic.
Additionally, switching lanes when caught in traffic has been proven to increase the severity of traffic conditions. When drivers avoid unnecessary lane changes, traffic congestion may correct itself given time.
"Every major city in the world has to deal with traffic. The causes of traffic are wide ranging. Some causes are linked to infrastructure while others are linked to the habits of the driver. Improvements to roads and highway systems take time, but we can begin to change our habits right away. I would love for Phoenix to be known as one of the safest and most pleasant major cities in the nation in which to drive," said Dave Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings.
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