Hari Raya is the common day for Muslim to travel visiting relatives be it near or far from your kampong. Driving to your relatives’ houses could be annoying and tiring if you’re caught in the traffic. This Raya, make the most of your holiday to reconnect with family and friends by spending less time on the road. It is predicted to peak at the following weekends. With that many people on the roads, finding the perfect time to leave can be a challenge. So what can you do to make your Balik Kampung drive better? Here are our smart traffic tips:
Tip 1: Peak hours is the worst time to travel
According to Waze, high traffic areas and peak hours are identified as the worst times to travel. Almost all states will be seeing an increase in traffic jams, so those heading towards Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu should take note of the best time to travel.
Tip 2: Share your drive with your family
Be it you’re travelling in a group or with your family visiting your relatives, share your drive with your family members or in a family group. This to ensure your family be anxious wondering if you’re lost or something happen during your trip. Give your family peace of mind as you make your way home.
Tip 3: Avoid hanging out in high traffic destinations
Road users’ favourite destinations during Hari Rata to be shopping centres, followed by restaurants, hotels, gas stations and banks. As Hari Raya is a best time to spent with family and friends, it is no surprise that shopping centres will be crowded with people. It is good to have alternative hang out spots during Raya.
Tip 4: Going to meet your friends? Share your location
If you are going to meet some old friends who have not been in town for a while, help them save time in looking for your meet-up point by sharing the location. Often people not familiar with alternative route or the best route to avoid traffic. So, to minimise time spent, shhare your location with them.
Tip 5: Watch Your Speed Limit!
Kuala Lumpur is like a ghost town during festive seasons. While it would be greate to have a quick and traffic jam-free drive, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Enable speed limit notifications on your maps app to see how fast youre driving. Enable your phone to receive alerts when you’re driving at or above the speed limit.
Hope all these traffic tips can help you minimise time spent on the road. Beraya on the road is not fun! Selamat Hari Raya.