Generally, rush hour happens twice a day: first in the morning and then in the afternoon or evening. It is a period of congestion on roads and crowding on public transport, when people travel to work or to school.
One of the most effective ways to avoid the stress and danger of rush hour is to stay calm. If you get impatient or upset, it can be easy to become aggressive and weave in and out of other vehicles, which is dangerous and can result in an accident.
Try to take a different route during rush hour that is less busy, or leave early so that you can get to your destination without feeling as though you are in rush hour. It can also be beneficial to listen to music or a favorite audiobook while you drive, or even bring your favorite drink along so that you can relax and enjoy the journey.
Use these tips to make driving during rush hour safer and easier for everyone on the road!
Another good idea is to give other drivers plenty of room to pass you. If you notice a car that is weaving in and out of other vehicles, this can be a sign that they are in rush hour and that they are speeding.
In most cities, the heaviest traffic occurs during the morning hours (nine to five). However, this can vary from city to city. In some areas, a third rush hour occurs during lunch. In other places, the evening rush hours are the most intense, as people go home from work or are trying to leave the city.