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Protect yourself while driving in heavy traffic 

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Many people across New jersey choose driving as their main source of getting around. Whether it’s to get to work or meet up with friends and family, driving is an efficient way to travel. 

However, with so many people thinking the same way, the roads can become congested. An empty road is hazardous enough in itself, but busy roadways created numerous complications. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can protect yourself while driving in heavy traffic

Choose your time carefully

There are certain times of day when the roads will be busier. For instance, in the morning the roads will be filled with people dropping the kids off at school or heading to the workplace. Can your journey be put off for a while? If your trip is not pertinent, you may want to consider delaying until the traffic has died down a bit. Of course, this is not always possible. You may be one of those people heading to work or preparing for a pressing engagement. 

Use your signals effectively

When operating your vehicle in busy conditions, your indicators become even more important. Before making a turn, be sure to signal in plenty of time. Signals can’t always prevent accidents, but they can allow people to anticipate your next move, which gives them a chance to act accordingly should a hazard arise. 

Avoid distractions

If you’re stuck in a stationary position during a traffic jam, it can be tempting to take a quick glance at your phone. It is vital to refrain from this behavior. Traffic can move all of a sudden and you may be caught off guard. You need to remain in touch with the flow of traffic, and as a stationary object, you run the risk of being struck by another vehicle. 

Driving in heavy traffic can be tough but it is essential that you complete your journey without injury. Unfortunately, some accidents are simply unavoidable and if you have been hit by another vehicle then there are legal options open to you.