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State Van Offers Traffic Tips for Dealing with Road Closures

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you're taking an important cross town trip, going out of town or using a van rental from LAX, ordinary traffic congestion can be difficult enough. It's no wonder that the very major road closure that was scheduled for last weekend had many drivers concerned. State Van Rental is nevertheless happy to report that Los Angeles survived "Carmageddon 2" very nicely. As for individual drivers, we're sure most people didn't suffer a major crisis in getting around that closure of a major stretch of the 405 freeway, just as long as they showed a bit of foresight.

On the one hand, it's important to keep in mind that 2011's first "Carmageddon" turned out to be anything but the end of the traffic world, simply because so many drivers simply stayed completely clear of the affected areas. At the same time, if everyone had chosen to ignore the traffic warnings this time around based on the mild results of L.A.'s prior gigantic road closure, such alternative routes as Sepulveda Blvd. would quickly have become the intractable traffic nightmare authorities were working so hard to avoid.

When a major thoroughfare is closed – and this very likely won't be the last time that happens – it obviously makes sense for drivers to seriously consider delaying trips that might require them to travel between the affected areas or to use Los Angeles's growing and increasingly useful public transit system – particularly the Metrorail and Metrolink systems. At the same time, if you are in need of van rental in Los Angeles from State Van because of a long planned trip or event, you may not have a choice in the matter. In that instance, State Van recommends planning carefully for your trip to avoid driving during high traffic periods and checking one of the outstanding resources of traffic updates, such as Sigalert.com, or dialing 511.

Even if your route is relatively clear of the directly impacted portions of greater Los Angeles, traffic during a Carmageddon-like weekend could be especially heavy all over Los Angeles if things do not go as smoothly as before. Also, accidents or other road closures are always a possibility. So be even more mindful than usual of common sense ways to avoid the worst traffic congestion.

One always useful tip for avoiding bad traffic that many State Van customers won't have a hard time following is to bring at least one other person along and use freeway carpool lanes. In any case, if you are driving a State Van Rental 15 passenger van in Los Angeles, it's hard to imagine you'll be travelling very far by yourself.

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