15 English Collocations connected to Traffic

Here you will learn 15 collocations connected to traffic: to beat the traffic, traffic builds up, traffic thins out, traffic jam and many more.

Learning traffic collocations will help you improve English speaking skills in an easy way.

15 Collocations connected to Traffic

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Hi there, this is Harry and welcome to a podcast where I try to help you to be a better communicator using the English language. We’re looking at English grammar rules, phrases and expressions that will help you to communicate in a really natural way speaking like a native. Okay, so what do I have for you today? We’re going to look at some collocations and some expressions. And I’ll try and give you some good examples as we’re going through that.

So what we’re going to talk about are English collocations connected with traffic.

We’ll look at some verb and traffic and traffic plus nouns collocations.

15 Collocations connected to Traffic

TO DIRECT TRAFFIC

The policeman stands or used to stand in the middle of the street, and he would show it which way it should go.

The police directed traffic to avoid congestion.

TO DIVERT TRAFFIC

When we want to divert traffic, we want to put it in another direction because there’s a blockage in the road or as a blockage ahead or some accidents.

The traffic was diverted due to an accident and I arrived later than the time I arranged with them.

HOLD UP TRAFFIC

To stop traffic for a period of time, not permanently, but again, because of an accident or some breakdown.

The traffic was held up because of road work.

TRAFFIC BUILDS UP

Traffic gradually becomes heavier, usually during rush hours.

I can hear through the open window that the traffic is already building up.

TRAFFIC THINS OUT 

Traffic gradually becomes lighter.

Traffic is starting to thin out this morning.

BEAT THE TRAFFIC

Try to get ahead of everybody else.

I want to leave early and beat the traffic.

15 Collocations connected to Traffic

Now let’s look at some traffic with a noun collocations.

TRAFFIC CONGESTION

A situation when really heavy traffic, you can’t move in any direction.

Unfortunately traffic congestion has brought the main motorway to a standstill.

In Japan, about 8 billion hours per year are lost due to traffic congestion.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

A situation when one vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object. 

Most of the road traffic accidents happen at the same areas.

A TRAFFIC JAM

A situation when traffic is stuck and not moving in any direction.

Rome is the second city in the world for time spent in traffic jams.

TRAFFIC WARDEN

Is an employee who walks up and down the street in a uniform putting tickets on your car when you’re parked in the wrong place. Or you’ve parked too long without paying additional money.

A traffic warden issued a parking ticket to a police car after finding it parked in the wrong place.

15 Collocations connected to Traffic

And then one last little group of collocations connected with traffic are those ones with a noun plus preposition.

A BREAK IN THE TRAFFIC

A situation when a gap opens up between two cars.

Check for a break in the traffic and merge into the motorway.

A BUILD-UP OF TRAFFIC

A situation when the traffic starts getting heavy and heavier.

Cars parked on the side of the road caused a build-up of traffic and road blockages.

THE NOISE OF TRAFFIC

Sound or sounds made by vehicles on the road.

The noise of traffic in big cities can be heard all day and all night. 

A QUEUE/LINE OF TRAFFIC

A line of vehicles waiting for something. It’s not a traffic jam.

There was a long queue of traffic leading to the lights.

THE VOLUME OF TRAFFIC

The number or amount of traffic in general.

The volume of traffic was particularly heavy today because of the holiday. 

Okay, excellent. So these are all different collocations connected with traffic. I hope you understand them and you if you have any queries, you can contact me.

Always happy to take your calls and always happy to talk to you. Thanks for listening. Join me again soon.

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