Few things are more frustrating than being stuck in a massive traffic jam. Whether it's caused by an accident on the road, construction, or general backup at peak times, driving in traffic isn't ideal and can also be dangerous. Here are 10 tips for dealing with heavy traffic. Keep your eyes open to see the brake lights as well.
If the driver in front of you starts to slow down, the same distance should be maintained. The straighter and smoother a road, the less likely it is that traffic jams will form, as this means drivers won't brake as suddenly. Most motorways are already built to be as straight as possible, so this can make a difference mainly if the current ones are better maintained. A ghost traffic jam begins when a car in heavy traffic slows down even slightly, causing the car behind that vehicle to slow down even further and the deceleration action spreads back down the traffic lane like a wave, getting worse the further it spreads.
All drivers have experienced phantom traffic jams, in which heavy traffic stops for no apparent reason.