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Protecting yourself in heavy traffic 

On Behalf of | May 19, 2022 | Car Accidents |

Sometimes, traffic can be heavy in the Woodlands, Texas, particularly during rush hour. This can add further dangers to the already hazardous roadways. 

What’s the best way to protect yourself in these scenarios? Is there anything you can do to stay safer in heavy traffic

Keep your focus 

When traffic comes to a standstill, it can be easy to become distracted. You might want to grab a snack you placed in your center console earlier. Maybe you’re tempted to flick through the radio stations and find a channel that keeps you entertained. You may even succumb to the temptation of checking your cell phone messages or making a quick call. 

None of this behavior is advisable. Even when traffic has ground to a halt, hazards are still present and you need to be prepared for these. 

Stay composed 

You notice someone tooting their horn frantically behind you. Maybe the person next to you is hitting their steering wheel? When you see others getting angry, it’s easy to become frustrated yourself. 

Anger serves no purpose when you’re driving. If an aggressive driver sees that you are responding to their behavior, it could lead to a road rage situation that soon gets out of hand. 

One option you may want to consider is setting off at a time that you know is quieter. If this isn’t possible, keep in mind the tips that have been mentioned above. If you do find yourself in the unfortunate position of being involved in a wreck, make sure you explore your options in terms of legal compensation for any injuries