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How can you reduce your accident risk while commuting?

On Behalf of | Nov 15, 2022 | Personal Injury

If you are like many people, you likely commute to and from work every day. Since you drive so much, you could be at a higher risk of getting into an accident compared with other drivers.

According to NPR, the average American’s commute is 26.9 minutes, and many people spend an hour or more traveling to and from work every day. To reduce your chance of getting into an accident during your commute, the following strategies may help.

Leave early

If you do not leave for work in the morning without enough time to get there, you may feel more stressed by any traffic or obstacles you encounter on the way there. To ensure you do not feel anxious about following the rules of the road, try to give yourself plenty of time to get to work in the morning.

Stay focused

Since you likely travel to the same place at the same place every day during your commute, it can be easy to stop paying as much attention to the road in front of you. But you should be careful about doing this and remain focused and alert on driving.

Remove distractions

Using a cellphone can become a tempting way to make your commute more tolerable. However, you should remove distractions when you commute and avoid using your cellphone to talk or text while you are on the road.

Even though you may pay careful attention to driving during your commute, you cannot control the actions of other drivers. If you got involved in an accident caused by a negligent driver, take action to protect your legal interests.