Motor vehicle accidents tend to occur at a higher frequency during rush hour. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most accidents occur during “rush hour,” between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Rush hour is the time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest. It is when thousands of people are either going to work or leaving work. During this time, drivers can become frustrated and annoyed with traffic, which can cause them to make risky decisions.
You may be entitled to compensation for any injuries experiencing in an accident that occurred during rush hour. By being aware of these factors, you may be able to avoid a traffic crash:
- Not Enough Room to Maneuver: Rear-endings are common during rush hour traffic. Since vehicles are often packed together, there is less space than usual between them. It is also common for cars to make unexpected stops, and because you have less time to respond and avoid an accident, you have a higher chance of hitting a vehicle.
- Everyone is Rushing: Rush hour drivers are often people who want to get to work on time or want to get home as fast as possible. Slow traffic makes many drivers impatient, leading to speeding and frequently changing lanes in hopes that a different lane will be quicker.
- Road Rage Can Flare Up: Some drivers become angry at other drivers and the traffic in general. Drivers that have road rage tend to behave belligerently and make bad decisions.
- Sun Glare Makes Things Worst: Rush hour traffic usually occurs during the time of day when the sun rises and sets. Depending on the direction you are driving, there may be sunlight shining in your eyes and blinding you.
If you are injured in a rush-hour accident, you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney without delay. At One Law Group, we here to help you through the process of a fender bender or a severe accident. Give us a call today!