Published on January 18th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Waze Says This is When You Should Drive in KL During Thaipusam

This Thaipusam, 1.5 million Hindu pilgrims and tourists from all around the region will be making their way towards Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the festival at Batu Caves. As Malaysians prepare for the celebration, we want to help them convene at the sacred site in a timely and safe manner with these following tips.

#1 Waze’s Prediction for Best and Worst Time to Drive in Kuala Lumpur
Those who want to avoid a traffic jam while they head into Kuala Lumpur can use the following guide:

January 20th, 2019
Worst time: 10-11am
Best time: 7-11pm

January 21st, 2019
Worst time: 4-5am
Best time: 8-9pm

#2 Plan Your Drive for Thaipusam
Waze users can also stay ahead of traffic by using the Planned Drive function to notify them when to leave in order to reach Batu Caves – or their destination of the day – on time. Planned Drive can also sync with a phone’s calendar to help coordinate the day in a stress-free fashion.

#3 Stay Alert with Live Updates
While you are on the road, turn on your Waze app to get driving directions, live traffic reports and alerts about: car accidents, road conditions and hazards. You may also identify new and faster routes with the help of the app. Turn on the navigational voice so you can stay alert and keep your eyes on the road when you drive!

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