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Safety in heavy traffic is critical for all drivers

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2022 | Car Accidents |

One thing that’s synonymous with the greater Los Angeles area is traffic. Having to try to get around during rush hour can be a nightmare. The increase in the number of vehicles on the road plus the recklessness of some drivers is a recipe for disaster.

Every driver who’s on the road should remember that safety is important even when they’re trying to make it home at the end of a long day or trying to rush to clock in on time at work. 

Safety tips for driving in rush hour

All drivers have to avoid distractions when they’re on the roadway. This is the only way that they can watch what’s going on in front of them so they don’t end up in an accident. It’s best to avoid sudden braking when you’re in heavy traffic. When you’re watching ahead of you, make note of brake lights. If they’re in your lane, take your foot off the accelerator to slow down a bit. 

You must be predictable when you’re in heavy traffic. Use your turn signal if you’re going to change lanes; however, you shouldn’t change lanes unless it’s absolutely necessary. Weaving in and out of lanes can lead to a crash. 

Anyone who’s injured on the interstate during a high traffic period may suffer from considerable injuries. These can lead to costly medical bills that can devastate a budget. For those individuals, seeking compensation might be in order. This is done in an attempt to defray the costs by shifting those to the liable party. California law limits how long you have to do this, so work with someone who can get your case moving as quickly as possible. 

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