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Are you following these rush hour driving safety tips?

Rush hour driving is a part of life for many people. Every day before and after work they fight traffic to reach their office and home.

While this isn't the most enjoyable part of your day, you know you have no choice but to stick it out.

If you're going to sit in traffic, you might as well do whatever you can to remain safe. After all, the only thing worse than traffic is being part of an accident.

Here are several rush hour driving safety tips to follow at all times:

  • Don't be in a hurry: This is easier said than done, but your impatience is not going to make the traffic clear out any faster. You need to calm down and take your time.
  • Focus on the road and the cars around you: Don't let distractions become a problem in your vehicle, even if traffic is creeping at a slow rate.
  • Stay where you are: Once you pick a lane you should stay there, as jumping back and forth is one of the better ways to increase the chance of an accident. There will always be people who move from lane to lane in an attempt to make time. You don't want to be one of them.

As you follow these tips, you'll come to find that others aren't doing the same. These are the people that often cause accidents. If you find yourself in a crash, move your car to the shoulder of the road, call for help, get medical attention and then learn more about your legal rights and the insurance claims process.

Source: College America, "Driving Safely: Surviving Rush Hour Traffic," accessed April 04, 2018

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