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Protecting yourself while driving in heavy traffic 

On Behalf of | Sep 8, 2022 | Personal Injury |

While there are also hazards when driving on open roads, the risk of accidents increases when in heavy traffic. In such a situation, there are many more variables including the actions of multiple drivers in close proximity.

Outlined below are some tips that could help to protect you under such conditions

Keep your distance 

In heavy traffic, there is a tendency for cars to bunch up tightly. If possible, it’s best to avoid this and leave a gap between you and the next vehicle. This way, if there is a need to stop suddenly, there is less chance of the vehicles colliding. 

Remove all distractions 

There’s enough going on on a congested road without unwarranted distractions. It may benefit you to switch your cell phone off or at least turn it onto silent mode during the journey. If you have passengers in the car, make sure that you tell them you need to focus rather than having in-depth discussions.  

Is the journey necessary? 

Some individuals have little leeway in the times that they have to travel. For instance, if they start work at a set time, then they have to leave at a certain time. Is your journey absolutely necessary? Could you set off later or earlier to avoid the worst of the traffic? 

No matter what you do, there is always going to be a certain level of risk on the road. If you’ve been injured by a negligent road user, then you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Make sure you seek some legal guidance when initiating this process.