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3 dangers that can affect you during your commute

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2022 | Personal Injury

Traffic accidents are potentially devastating events that can affect anyone on the road. While your daily commute may feel like a tried-and-true routine, there is still some degree of risk every time you make your way to work.

You can make your commute safer every day by being aware of certain risks that might affect you behind the wheel. Knowing how to mitigate these risks may reduce your chances of experiencing an accident.

Drowsy driving

An astounding number of drivers are guilty of drowsy driving. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as distracted driving, and you are likely to be at your drowsiest during your early morning commute. Getting adequate sleep can improve your experience on the road and your productivity at work as well.

Morning rush

Leaving home a little earlier and obeying speed limits can contribute to your safety during the commute. If you feel stressed about being late to work, there is a chance that you will practice reckless driving habits to get to your destination on time.

Public transit accidents

Many Connecticut commuters utilize the state’s public transit infrastructure. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, around 777,000 rail line riders contributed to the country’s busiest commuter train system in 2020. Public transit accidents can affect or harm a great many people, and you can do your part to prevent them by obeying safety guidelines near railway tracks.

Any of the many commuters on the road each day might cause an accident because of common dangers that affect all drivers. If you sustain harm in such an accident, a personal injury attorney can help you understand your compensation options.


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