2017 has barely begun and it may seem that last year’s congestion never took a holiday! If there’s ever been a year to make a resolution about not getting frustrated by traffic congestion it’s this year.
We want to help.
We can’t magic up extra roads, but we can offer helpful advice about how to drive efficiently in congestion. Driver behaviour contributes to traffic congestion, so by following simple rules such as staying alert or pulling up to the white line, you can help relieve congestion for yourself and other drivers.
These top tips to drive your way out of congestion are in a series of eight short animated videos that illustrate how really simple changes in driver behaviour can help us all get a move on. The series is called We’re All Going Somewhere
We’ll be releasing a video each week over the next eight weeks on our:
Facebook page (TransportforChristchurch)
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#1 Pull up to the white line
Did you know that stopping short of the white line leads to queues of traffic forming at traffic light intersections? That’s because the sensors that signal the lights to change are buried in the road in front of the white line, so if you stop short you and every driver behind you will be stationary for a long time, as is explained in this ‘Pull up to the white line’ video.
#2 Who Has Priority
Did you know that stopping to let cars join the flow from side streets makes congestion worse at certain times? Fortunately there’s a simple rule so drivers know when to stop and when they need to keep moving, and it’s in this ‘Who has priority’ video.