The Source of Traffic JamsJune 1, 2010 | in Driver Safety For You & Your Family
Have you ever been on a highway or freeway in a sea of cars? Just sitting and waiting, inch by inch, you approach your destination. Moments later you pass a car stalled or a wreck in the opposite direction. Hours of traffic jam for one reason, RUBBERNECKERS!
Rubbernecking. I never understood this concept. Every single time I pass a distraction on the highway, I think about how all rubberneckers should take a defensive driving course in Texas. One of the main items that a defense driving course focuses on is while driving, only participate in the act of operating your vehicle. Not only that, courses such as DefensiveDriving.com provide such a great refresher on the responsibility we all take on as drivers sharing the road.
Next time there is creeping traffic on the highway, don’t be the source of traffic jams. Focus on driving to protect your vehicle and the vehicles around you.
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