All you want to do is to get to work safely and on time. The last thing that you need is the pain and complications that come from being hurt in a car accident. However, your drive to work may be one of the most dangerous times of your day. While you can’t account for the actions of other drivers on the road with you, you can take certain actions to make a commuting accident less likely tomorrow morning.
Five Things You Can Do Today to Make Your Commute Safer
Before your next drive to work, you can:
- Leave yourself plenty of time. Rushing to get to work on time could make you a more aggressive driver.
- Eat breakfast at home or at work. Eating breakfast while driving—or even drinking coffee—can distract you from driving safely.
- Put your cell phone where you can’t reach it. That way you will not be tempted to look at it every time you are notified of a new text, email, or phone call.
- Find something good to listen to before you leave home. That way you will not be tempted to surf the stations while you drive. A good radio program, a favorite station, or a recorded book may be good options.
- Use the time to make the transition from home to work, not to worry about home or work. Do not think about how chaotic it was to get everyone out of the house and do not think about your next meeting. Instead, use the time to clear your head of your home and work responsibilities by focusing on the road.
Some of these changes may be difficult, but they are important.
It Is Also Important to Know What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt
You aren’t the only one on the road. If someone else hurts you during your commute to work then it is important to call an experienced lawyer to find out more about your rights and your possible recovery. You can also download our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, for more information.