Once again, the holy month of Ramadhan has arrived. As Muslims know, Ramadhan is the time of year for spiritual reflection and worship as well as abstinence from indulgences and pleasures. Saying that, the holy month brings with it one of the busiest traffic periods in the year. The last thing Malaysians need is the added stress of being stuck in a traffic jam. As such, our favourite navigation app Waze are sharing some traffic tips and predictions for Ramadhan!
Waze Traffic Tip #1
Avoid the evening rush! Waze predicts a shift in driving behaviour during Ramadhan. They say that between 4pm to 7pm will be the new busiest hours in the day during the Ramadhan month. This is a marked shift from the usual 5pm to 9pm crawl during the other 11 months of the year. This is based off last Ramadhan’s traffic data, so trust me, they know what they’re talking about. They recommend those rushing home to buka puasa to avoid travelling between 4pm to 7pm.
Waze Traffic Tip #2
Waze also points out that people drive most on Fridays during Ramadhan. Fridays are a significant day for Muslims, as families head for Friday prayers before the weekend. Those planning to go out on Fridays might want to plan their drive beforehand. You can do so by checking the Waze app in advance to determine traffic conditions before rushing back to buka puasa.
Waze Traffic Tip #3
Those heading home this Ramadhan are advised to always be alert especially when using highways. Waze finds that the areas known for road accidents are on Lebuhraya NKVE, Jalan Kuching and Lebuhraya Salak highways. You can always sse Waze to check for accidents along your journey and choose different routes so as to not add to the traffic congestion.
Waze Traffic Tip #4
If you see an incident on the road, be it an accident, a pothole or a car stuck at the side of the road, tell others! You can help others simply by reporting it on Waze. All you have to do is tap ‘Reports’ on your Waze app . This also saves your location if you want to submit the report later. You can then select the report type from the Reports menu and tap ‘Send’ to share the report.
Hopefully these Waze traffic tips ensures you won’t be stuck in traffic this Ramadhan! Make sure you spend more time with your loved ones and not on the road. You can download Waze on Google Play or on iOS. For more information on Waze, you can click here.