In most cities in the UK rush hour usually occurs anywhere from about 7:30am – 9:30 am and then 16:00 – 18:00. This means anyone unlucky enough to be travelling during these times may well find themselves in many queues and experience a longer journey than normal. This can make driving very stressful and can often be the root cause of a road traffic accident.
How can rush hour cause car accidents?
During these times people are very focused on getting to their destination and may not be as aware of other drivers. You often see drivers almost appearing as if they have blinkers on, as they are focussed on the road straight ahead and not the road around them as well. This may mean they miss other traffic coming up to the side of them or pulling out of a junction. As well as this, road traffic accidents during rush hour are often caused by road rage or the simple stress of trying to get to work on time.
How can these car accidents be avoided?
There are many different options to avoid a car crash claim. Try to avoid driving in rush hour, allow plenty of time to get to your destination, and make the journey as relaxing as possible to avoid a road traffic collision. However, one thing you could try which may help decrease car accidents is commuting by bus.
How could this help reduce accidents during rush hour?
If more people commuted by bus this would mean there would be less cars on the road, thus alleviating congestion and decreasing the amount of vehicles to have a car accident with.
Why else should I commute by bus?
As well as helping yourself prevent a car traffic accident you could also find the journey less stressful if planned ahead, and as long as you allow plenty of time to get to your destination. The bus may take longer but you do not need to be the one stressed behind the wheel, allowing you time to yourself to catch up on emails, listen to music, or read a book.
If you do have a car accident that wasn’t your fault speak to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out how they could help you make an accident claim.
Date Published: January 9, 2014
Author: David Brown