Rush Hour Traffic Can Lead to Collisions
If you live in or around the Los Angeles area, you know how frustrating the traffic can be. Many people commute from Upland to LA each day, sitting in rush hour traffic both ways. This experience can wear on you, but it can also put you at risk of sustaining injuries in a traffic collision.
There are many reasons why people can cause crashes – even in slow-moving traffic. Some common causes of rush hour collisions include the following:
- Some people think that it is safer or more acceptable to multitask during slow traffic, and they might put on makeup, have their breakfast and hot coffee, check or respond to emails, update their calendars, and more. Distracted driving can easily cause a rear-end collision or another type of accident.
- Traffic is frustrating for everyone, and drivers can easily become impatient, especially if they are running late. Some impatient drivers might become aggressive, including swerving in and out of traffic, dangerous lane changes, tailgating, cutting off other drivers, and more.
- Many people oversleep at times, and they might rush to jump in the car to get to work as fast as possible. This can result in drowsy drivers on the road. Drowsiness can have similar effects as alcohol, including slowed reaction times and lack of focus. With stop-and-go traffic, some drivers might even fall asleep at the wheel.
- It is common for people to hit happy hour or a round of golf after work, and they might have a few drinks before they drive home for the evening. All intoxicated drivers are dangerous, even in heavy traffic.
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