Georgia is one of the states that appear to be less populated. At least, this is what most outsiders imagine when they hear the name of this state. They picture infinite cotton fields and green pastures, forgetting that Atlanta is one of the busiest metropolitan areas in the US.
As a matter of fact, traffic in Georgia isn’t any different than traffic in most parts of the country. Wherever there’s a big urban area, lots of people have to commute to and from work every day, so traffic jams are pretty much the rule. You can expect to spend a lot of time in your vehicle, provided that you can’t or you don’t want to use the subway. Anyway, only some residents of Atlanta can benefit from using the subway. All others need to rely on a public transport system which isn’t the best ever or to use their own cars.
As traffic jams have become the norm in all civilized countries, people have started to adjust to this situation. They listen to audiobooks while spending their time in traffic, this being a nice way of making use of this otherwise wasted time. Others use this time to stay in touch with their friends, so they spend hours in conversations over the phone. This enables them free up some time for various entertainment opportunities and for household chores. The current life is so hectic, that we all have to find means to do more things at the same time. This is the only way we can avoid burnout and stress. If you imagine that people in Georgia are more peaceful than residents of New York or Los Angeles, you should live in Atlanta for a while, to see how it feels. You’ll see that the quality and the pace of life depends more on your close neighborhood than on the reputation of a state or city. Rich people in Savannah have a difference pace of life than residents of the suburbs of a dirty metropolitan area.
If you’re new to Georgia, you should know that you have to change your driving license, so you should contact the local authorities in order to find out what are the steps to follow, and for how long you can legally drive with your actual license. Other than that, driving isn’t that bad once you get used to traffic jams and pollution.