Even if you do your best to avoid heavy traffic, you know there will be times when you’re in traffic that comes to a complete stop. As frustrating as it may be, you must keep your cool and consider the steps you can take to maintain a high level of safety.
- Be a defensive driver: Defensive drivers are less likely to be part of an accident, as every decision they make is based on safety. Conversely, aggressive drivers are more likely to make poor decisions, which puts them and other drivers in danger.
- Leave more space: Always leave extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of yours. This gives you additional time to stop, such as if traffic suddenly comes to a halt. If you’re only a few inches away from the vehicle in front of yours, there’s little to no time to react.
- Keep your attention on the road: Slow traffic doesn’t mean you should search for ways to pass the time. Don’t eat or drink. Don’t talk on the phone. Don’t send a text message or check your email.
It’s possible to drive safely in a traffic jam, but only if you devote yourself to doing so.
In the event that another driver causes an accident, the most important thing is to get proper medical treatment if necessary.
Once you’re able to do so, make sure that you get the appropriate compensation for your injuries and damage to your vehicle.