Driving can be frustrating at times, and heavy traffic can throw your carefully made plans out of the window.
Maybe you are late for an important meeting, or perhaps to pick the kids up from school. Perhaps the best thing you can do is to accept when you cannot change that. Once you stop thinking about what you cannot change, you can focus on coming up with an alternative plan.
For instance, ring the event you are presenting at to ask them to switch the speaker order. Or call your friend to ask if they would mind taking your kids home with theirs until you can arrive.
Even if you have no urgent need to be somewhere, the situation can easily get the better of you.
Consider changing your route
In-car sat navs can be great for this. Just make sure you wait until the traffic is not moving to input information, as trying to do so while moving will increase the chance you crash.
Pull off and take a rest
Stopping moving altogether might not seem as though it will get you where you are going faster. Yet, especially if you are taking a long journey, it might do. Getting a rest or using the opportunity to eat or drink something will leave you fresher to return to the road when the traffic has cleared. That will make you a safer driver, one who can respond faster to problems other drivers cause.
A lot of injury-causing collisions happen around heavy traffic because many drivers do not deal with the situation well. When this happens you may need legal help to claim compensation.