Traffic & Commuting - Phrasal Verbs & Vocabulary

source: Learn English with Let's Talk   2014年3月29日

# Traffic Expressions:
--Stuck in traffic
--Traffic congestion
--Transportation woes
--Traffic jam: a long line of vehicles on a road that cannot move or can only move very slowly.
--Bumper to bumper traffic: when cars are traveling so close together that their bumper bars are almost touching
--Hold ups: a situation that stops something from happening or making progress
--Road rage: violence and angry behaviour by car drivers towards other car drivers
--Rush hour / Peak hour: the time of day when the roads, buses, trains etc are most full, because people are travelling to or from work

# Phrasal Verbs
--Run out of (gas /petrol): "I ran out of petrol on the highway and had to wait for 1 hour until help arrived"
--Pull over: "I was driving too fast and the police signalled for me to pull over"
--Pull out: "The car pulled out right in front of me and I almost hit it"
--Run over: "I am so upset because this morning I ran over a cat on my way to work"