What is a short phrase that could be used to describe the conditions under which one is driving (traffic, road type, stop-and-go, weather)? Our product provides a "rating" to consumers of how risky it is based on these factors (and others, for which we have good phrases to name them. But this particular group of factors is stumping us. "Conditions", "External factors", "Environment" are too boring and not good for a consumer facing product.
- a [conditional, uncertain, possible] event; a chance, accident, or possibility conditional on something uncertain
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