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Tips for avoiding a rush hour traffic accident

Just the same as millions of other drivers, you may find yourself caught up in rush hour traffic every day of your life. This may not be the ideal situation, but you know it's something you have to do.

It's up to you to do whatever it takes to avoid a rush hour traffic accident. Even if your vehicle is moving at a slow rate of speed, there's still a chance you could suffer a serious injury in a collision.

Here are some tips to follow to keep you safe in rush hour traffic:

  • Give yourself enough time to get to where you are going. You don't want to find yourself in a hurry, as this can lead you to make decisions that put you in harm's way.
  • Keep your eyes on the road at all times. It's easy to give in to a distraction during rush hour, as you are only moving slowly. You never want to do this, as it increases the chance of a crash.
  • Leave more space between your vehicle and those around you. Even if you are moving slowly it doesn't mean you have to be in close proximity to other vehicles.
  • Stay in your lane. It sounds like a good idea to jump from one lane of travel to the other, with the idea of making better time, but this will only increase the chance of an accident. Even if others are jumping all over the place, you should stay put once you know that you are in the right lane.

These are the types of tips you can follow if you want to avoid a rush hour traffic accident.

Unfortunately, even if you do these things, another driver could make a mistake that causes a crash.

If you find yourself in this situation, move your car to safety and call for help. You should then receive medical treatment.

Once your health is stable, learn more about the accident, your legal rights and the steps you should take in the immediate future.

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