Every morning on your commute to work, it’s almost inevitable that you are going to get in traffic that has been caused by an accident. We can all agree that #Atlanta interstates are the absolute worst at all hours of the day, but especially during morning and evening rush hours. Here are a few things to keep in mind while commuting that can help you avoid an accident.
Make sure you are focused and aware of your surroundings. Make it a habit to check your mirrors often and always use your blinker when turning or switching lanes.
Put Down Distractions
We know it is tempting to use your phone while driving, but by doing so you are putting yourself at greater risk of a car accident. Beyond the cell phone, try not to get into the habit of eating or performing regular morning routines, such as doing your hair, while driving either. This can pose a serious hazard.
Watch for Traffic Signs
We are all way too familiar with road work signs, but it is actually very important to know what those mean. Traffic signs can prepare you for what’s ahead and in turn save you from getting into a wreck.
Follow the Speed Limits
Although we have all questioned why some highways are marked as low as 45 miles per hour, these limits are in place for a reason. Many factors go into deciding a speed limit and the one that is chosen is what has been determined as safest for the specific road.
Allow Enough Travel Time
Whenever we are in a rush, we are less likely to follow the items listed above, which can definitely put us at risk of getting into a car accident. Get into the habit of leaving earlier than you think you need to get to your destination. This not only limits your chances of a wreck, but can also limit the amount of stress that you will be putting on yourself that day.
If you do unfortunately find yourself in an accident, be sure to schedule a free consultation with our firm. No extra fees or hidden costs, guaranteed. Contact us here.