Do You Know How to Drive Safely in Heavy Traffic?

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    June 14 2021

    Do You Know How to Drive Safely in Heavy Traffic?

    Have you been working from home during the pandemic? Are you returning to the office? The return to the office means the return of heavy traffic. If your remote lifestyle has kept you off of the roads, then you may be worried about driving in heavy traffic. Read on for our heavy traffic safety tips to help you safely navigate heavy traffic.

    We hope these heavy traffic safety tips help you and your family stay safe. If you are injured in a car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation. Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you win your car accident case. Insurance companies are not motivated to pay you significant compensation. You need an experienced Las Vegas car accident lawyer to fight for your rights. Our car accident lawyers offer decades of experience; the legal experience you need to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Now is not the time to go it alone as a Las Vegas car accident victim. You’ll get one opportunity to pursue the compensation you are entitled to. If you fight alone versus parties who do not have your best interests in mind, you risk losing out on winning significant compensation for your car accident injuries. Our personal injury lawyers put you in the best position to win the compensation you deserve. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to schedule a free consultation.

    Pay Attention

    In heavy traffic, it is important that you pay attention to driving. The driving conditions around you can change quickly. You need to focus on the road to safely navigate. Avoid distractions by doing the following:

    • Put down your cell phone. Cell phones are a major distraction for your mind, eyes, and hands.
    • Stop fiddling. Make adjustments to the heat controls and music before you get on the road.
    • Limit conversation with passengers.
    • Keep your mind on the road. Driving in heavy traffic is not the time to mentally rehash a stressful day or daydream.
    • Save the eating for your destination.

    Stay Calm

    Heavy traffic can be stressful and frustrating. The mixture of cars and emotions can lead to dangerous driving choices. If you let your emotions take control you may engage in aggressive driving and road rage. Aggressive driving and road rage are dangerous and risk the lives of everyone on the road. That is why it is important that you stay calm when you are in heavy traffic. You can stay calm by doing the following:

    • Focus on what you can control on the road, such as your attitude and your safe driving choices.
    • Create a calm atmosphere in the car. Play soothing music and have an air freshener with a scent you enjoy.
    • Take deep, calming breaths.
    • Do not think about things that make you feel stressed.
    • Only drive when you are in emotional control. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, safely pull off the road and take a break.

    Do Not Rush

    Heavy traffic can make you feel rushed to get to your destination. Rushing can lead to rash road decisions. The best approach to heavy traffic is to stay with the flow of traffic. If possible, leave a little early to give extra time to get to your destination. Speeding and weaving between lanes is dangerous and can cause accidents. Do not rush on the roads, especially in heavy traffic.

    Even the most cautious driver can be injured in a car accident. If a speeding driver injures you or a loved one, consult with an experienced car accident lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers are an experienced team of car accident lawyers. We handle complex issues including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Use Your Signal

    Nevada law requires that drivers use a signal of intention to turn right or left, or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course. Using your turn signal helps other drivers on the road know what you are doing. This gives them an opportunity to safely react to your lane change or turning.

    Give Space

    While it may seem impossible to do in heavy traffic, you should try to give other vehicles as much space as possible. Following too closely increases the likelihood that you will be responsible for a car accident. It lessens the time that you have to react in case of an emergency.

    Following too closely is also illegal. Nevada Revised Statute 484B.127 provides the following:

    • The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.

    Avoid Sun Glare

    Sun glare, especially in Las Vegas, can make it dangerous to navigate heavy traffic. Sun glare is most likely to occur at sunrise and sunset. If possible, avoid driving during these times. A simple change, such as leaving 15 minutes earlier or later, can have a big impact on sun glare. If you must travel during sunrise and sunset, and you are driving into the sun, try modifying your route. Choose a route that avoids driving directly into the sun.

    If you find yourself driving in the sun, do the following to reduce sun glare:

    • Clean your windshield
    • Fix cracks in your windshield
    • Keep your dashboard dust-free
    • Clean your mirrors
    • Use your sun visor
    • Wear polarized sunglasses
    • Tint your windows

    Dress for Driving

    It may sound silly, but your clothing and footwear choices can impact your driving. Especially your footwear choices. Avoid wearing clothing and footwear that interferes with your driving. Shoes that slip off or that can get caught on the pedals are distracting and dangerous.

    Unfortunately, an accident can injure even the safest driver. If another driver injures you in an accident in Las Vegas, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers understands that even the most cautious person can be injured while driving in heavy traffic. If another driver has injured you, it’s important that you seek experienced legal representation. Our car accident lawyers serve the Las Vegas area with the knowledge and expertise necessary to help you gain maximum compensation for your injuries. We have won many Las Vegas car accident cases similar to yours and gained top compensation for our clients. If you cannot visit our Las Vegas area office, we can come to you to discuss your car accident case.

    When we say we offer the experience you need, we mean over 25 years of experience specializing in personal injury claims. This is the level of experience you need to win your car accident case. Your choice of a car accident lawyer will be one of the most consequential decisions you’ve ever made. You need a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has actually won top compensation for clients who have been involved in car accidents. Don’t wait. Now is the best time to schedule your appointment with us to discuss the details about your Las Vegas area car accident. There is no obligation; we only get paid if we win your accident case. Have our personal injury lawyers examine the facts and learn about your case. See why our Las Vegas lawyers give you the best opportunity to win significant compensation. Call Anthem Injury Lawyers now at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

     

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