Traffic during your morning commute is one of the most aggravating ways to start your day. Everyone is trying to get to work on time and life becomes a bit of a rush. Below is a list of a few things to keep in mind that can help you avoid an accident.
1. OBEY TRAFFIC SIGNS
Disobeying traffic signs or signals is a surefire way to get involved in an accident. It is important that you are paying attention to all of the roadway signs and signals and no matter how much of a hurry you are in, you should always obey them.
2. PUT AWAY DISTRACTIONS
It can be tempting to pass the time spent in traffic by using your phone, but that is another common reason that accidents occur. When commuting, be sure to put the cell phone down until you reach your destination. Please click here to read more about Georgia's new hands-free law.
3. STAY ALERT
There are so many people on our Georgia roadways and you never know what the car next to you is going to do. Be sure to stay alert and aware of those around you.
4. LEAVE EARLY
Not giving yourself enough time for your commute can make you even more anxious and hurried. When you are anxious and watching the clock, you are less likely to follow all the rules of the road, putting yourself in greater risk of being involved in an accident.
5. FOLLOW THE SPEED LIMIT
Many factors help determine the speed limit of a road, so it is important to follow the posted limit. Some limits are frustrating and may seem unreasonable, but that is what has been deemed safest for the road you are traveling on.