The summer is quickly approaching and the last thing you want to do is spend it in traffic jams, so here’s a list of tips that should help you avoid them.

1. Timing

If possible, adjust your schedule to avoid heavy rush hours. You will save time if you arrive at work an hour before or after the rush hours and leave accordingly.

2. Apps

Top choice – Waze. It’s already quite popular and you should be using it. This navigation app analyses traffic intensity and calculates fastest routes, helping you avoid traffic jams. Download the app here for iOS or Android.

Top 5 Mobile Navigation Apps

App NamePriceRating
Google MapsFree4.5
Karta GPSFree4.4
TomTom GO NavigationFree4

3. Radio

Turn on the station that reports on live traffic updates, so you can adjust your route if necessary. Most of the large cities have such stations available.

4. Alternatives

Quite often traffic jams evolve while you’re driving, hence it’s good to know alternative routes that you could take in case, for instance, a traffic accident takes place.

5. Timing 2.0

Remember that alternative routes clog up quite fast, 10-15 minutes after a traffic accident has happened ahead of you, it might be wiser to stick with the main road.

6. Public transportation

Yes, we know – not perfect, but public transportation can not only save your money and time, but also get you those precious karma points for being more ecological. In addition to that, you can read a book or a newspaper while taking the bus!

7. Professional GPS tracking

By installing a GPS tracking system like Mapon, you’ll be able to analyse your route history and better evaluate different alternatives. You can also follow your family members’ vehicles online and not bother them with text messages or calls, that can endanger the road safety.

8. Bicycles and motorbikes

You can also simply choose to drive a bicycle, motorbike or a scooter instead of a car, especially if you’re mostly traveling alone. Be careful though, as maneuvering through a jam is quite dangerous.