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Incredible Fun Facts about Unfunny Traffic

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Know anyone that is particularly fond of being stuck in traffic? You don’t? I thought so!

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Incredible as it sounds, most motorists (aka you, me, your neighbor, his neighbor, her neighbor and so on…) can be the actual culprits for some of the most aggravating auto snags we all complain about.

How so? Here we go –

Three Common Sources for Bad Traffic


  • Merging the Wrong Way
    By braking, reducing speed, then speeding up in order to change lanes, merging drivers become the ignoble cause of a traffic snarl. Experts tell drivers to wait until you can make a seamless merge without slowing or braking.

  • Clock Change
    According to statistics, when the clock springs forward and motorists lose that hour of sleep, driving patterns are negatively affected. This is the juncture most prone to auto accidents and the traffic buildups that emerge because of them.
  • Billboard Distraction
    With studies indicating motorists often remember a passing billboard rather than the road sign they need, researches have concluded that billboard distraction causes poor driving judgements that lead to backups and accidents.


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Summary: Before you blame this or that excuse for the traffic jam you find yourself in, examine the effects of your own driving skills. This fun-fact check by PRIME Insurance will reflect some of the most common sources to traffic buildup landing in our own laps!


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