Can Rush Hour Traffic Lead to Car Crashes?
When traveling during peak travel hours, there are more vehicles on the roads and highways, leading to greater risks. While there are steps you can take to drive as safely as possible, there are times when accidents are more likely. Sometimes through no fault of your own.
If you were in a rush hour accident, you need to talk to a legal professional about damage recovery for medical bills, lost income, and property repairs. When you connect with the lawyers at Roman & Roman, you will have over 100 years of combined experience working for you.
Driving Tips for Peak Travel Hours
Vehicle maintenance is an important aspect of staying safe on Florida roadways. Plus, not only will proper care mean your car will be more dependable and safe, you will likely increase the vehicle’s fuel efficiency as well. Set up a regular maintenance schedule with your mechanic or dealer.
Other things you can do:
- Travel ways that you understand to avoid unpredictable hazards
- Choose times of the day that will have lower sun glare risks
- Use polarized sunglasses and sun visors when needed
- Car mirrors need to be positioned so sightlines are clear
- Avoid aggressive drivers and stay calm behind the wheel
- Follow speed limits and traffic rules and signs
- Maintain a sufficient distance from the vehicle ahead of you
- Do not change lanes repeatedly
It is difficult when a person is in a hurry or feeling rushed. In these times, it can be tempting to repeatedly switch traffic lanes, trying to find the path that will give you the best results. But in reality, it heightens your risk of an accident. Accidents slow your whole day down and can lead to injuries that last for months or years.
Give Other Cars the Space They Need
Every vehicle needs space to maneuver to unexpected driving changes. During peak travel times, when many drivers are trying to shave minutes off of their commutes, they often close the gaps between their car and the car in front of them. It is important to resist this urge as accidents are possible when a truck turns out of the blue or a vehicle hits the brakes when a potential crash hazard suddenly appears and there is nowhere to move.
Tailgaters are risky drivers. Let tailgaters pass you. Driving too close means their ability to stop or maneuver is hampered. This can lead to collisions, injuries, and legal issues.
Staying calm is important. When people feel they are not in control of a situation, it leads to impatient, aggressive, and irritable driving. Bad moods cause snap decisions to be made. Unfortunately, upset drivers may not be properly assessing risks. Avoid these drivers and remain calm yourself.
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