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Tips to make your commute a little safer 

On Behalf of | May 30, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Much of the surroundings around Charleston, West Virginia, are rural. Such a location offers citizens a wonderful home. However, many workers have to commute daily to more populated areas. 

With so many people on the roads at the same time, particularly during rush hour, there are a number of hazards to look out for. Sadly, car crashes are fairly common. Fortunately, there are some measures that you can take to make your daily commute a little safer

Set off at quieter times 

Are you in a position to be a little more flexible with your starting times? Many employers understand the risks of traveling during rush hour and are willing to accommodate a little bit of flex time. Even if this is not the case, you could always set off earlier. It’s better to arrive earlier and grab a bit of breakfast or coffee than get caught up in the stress and potential dangers during rush hour. 

Try a different route 

Navigation systems are relatively accurate and efficient today. They generally plan the most direct route and factor in the density of traffic. Nevertheless, they are not perfect and you may not have one. If you’re familiar with the roadways, it may benefit you to try a few different routes until you find the one that feels the safest. The directions you take may feel like they take a little longer, but often, when you factor in traffic jams, a longer route can actually work out to be just as productive.

When you commute to work, the most important thing is that you make it to your destination safely as well as get home again. Rush hour can be stressful, and some drivers will take risks to try and make up time. If you’ve been hit by a negligent driver, then you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and suffering.