Peak time on a normal working day is also called rush hour and occurs at the beginning and end of the day. These are the times when congested roads become problematic, brimming with drivers trying to get to or from work. Unfortunately this means the chance of a car accident increases tenfold.
Accidents caused by rush hour’s congested roads
The main types of car accidents that happen during peak times are those that are often caused by loss of concentration or road rage. The more congested the road is, the more likely road rage will rear its ugly head. This is because it can be stressful and annoying having to wait in long queues of traffic for an extended amount of time. The more stressed the driver is, the less he or she is concentrating on the road, so the risk of a car collision increases.
How to prevent a car accident from occurring at peak times
One of the most efficient ways to avoid a car collision is to avoid the peak times. This will not only make your journey safer but also quicker as you will be facing less traffic thus the risk of a road traffic accident decreases.
This is not always possible, especially if you are commuting to work. If this is the case, make sure you allow plenty of your time each day for your journey so that you are not rushing which will help to keep you calm, thus allowing you stay focussed on the road and decrease the risk of a car crash.
Other than that, think of things to help you stay calm in traffic. This could be something as simple as playing your favourite music and singing at the top of your voice, to opening the window and letting the fresh air in. Anything that will help you stay happy and calm will help to reduce the chance of a car accident as you will be more aware of what is around you and in front of you.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been involved in a car accident within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to find out if you could make a car crash claim today.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice