THE two-week-long school holidays are finally over. Perhaps, it is now time to rejoice a bit as traffic along the roads on the island returns back to its normal self as the thousands of out-station vehicles have since returned to their respective home towns.
We rejoice because traffic congestion often cost us more than just time spent idling in traffic.
Being caught in a traffic jam is not only bad but unhealthy as it can play havoc with our blood pressure.
It can also give rise to road rage, resulting in unpleasant incidents.
A traffic jam also robs us of quality time spent with family and friends, as well as causing us to be late for work, appointments and errands.