To dream that you are in traffic signifies the frustrations that you are experiencing in your life. Things are not going as smoothly as you would like it to. You feel stuck at where you are in life.
To see traffic in your dream indicates the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sometimes you feel like you are just going with the flow. Things have become too routine.
To dream that you are directing traffic implies that you have power and control over the path or destinations of others. The dream may be highlighting your anxieties about exercising that control.