Traffic Re-routing - The Worst Nightmare for a Driver

Kochi, India
January 5, 2017 6:33am CST
Traffic re-routing is one of the worst nightmare that a driver can come across, especially when he is new to a particular place. Most of the time traffic re-routing is done due to various reasons and most of the time it creates a drastic impact on those driving the vehicles as they will find it hard to reach their destinations in their stipulated time. They need to go across new roads that might not be as good as the roads in the regular route and this will cause a huge time waste as well as extra stress to all. Most of the traffic re-routing are done without prior information and this becomes a more challenging situation for the drivers as well as commuters. Atleast they should inform the public in advance through news papers or any other media, so that we can plan our travel accordingly. But in India, most of the time it never happens and leaves the travellers in a real mess. I am writing this post now only because I came across such an incident today, which make me arrive 15 minutes late at the office. An now I have to be at the mercy of the HR team on whether my half day salary will be deducted or not.
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@marguicha (104304)
• Chile
5 Jan 17
In my country, many times, they choose to do works at the highway in summer. Summer is the moment of the year when most people are going or coming from their vacations. The alternative passes are not good and sometimes a trip that would normally take 5 hours will take 7 or 8.
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• Kochi, India
5 Jan 17
Yes..it really makes our driving hectic..
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@marguicha (104304)
• Chile
5 Jan 17
@geopiscean It seems that it happens everywhere.
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• Kochi, India
5 Jan 17
@marguicha You are right
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• Baguio, Philippines
5 Jan 17
Traffic is always a problem most especially in urban places.
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• Kochi, India
5 Jan 17
Yes...especially in unplanned urban places..
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• Baguio, Philippines
5 Jan 17
@geopiscean, hopefully, traffic problem will totally resolve. But I doubt it.
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• Kochi, India
5 Jan 17
@shantalclay Me too..
@shaynas (5527)
• India
5 Jan 17
Yeah, they are frustrating.
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• Kochi, India
5 Jan 17
It makes your whole day bad...
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@stbrians (15903)
• Kakamega, Kenya
5 Jan 17
Those rerouting are mostly too long over all weather roads. Some have potholes and some are on winding and unwounding stretches of road
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• Kochi, India
5 Jan 17
Yes...you are right..
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@stbrians (15903)
• Kakamega, Kenya
5 Jan 17
@geopiscean true and thanks
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• Kochi, India
5 Jan 17
@stbrians Always welcome
@Corbin5 (119896)
• United States
5 Jan 17
In the USA, residents are usually warned ahead of time regarding traffic rerouting with signs in view months ahead of the rerouting and news reports so that people can prepare. Still annoying even when one knows a rerouting will happen.