How to Commute Safely to Work
While traffic accidents can happen to anyone, if you are a commuter, your odds increase simply because you are on the road during rush hour. The more cars on the road, the more likely accidents will occur. Reduce some of the risks of commuting to work by following basic road safety tips.
The Right Car
Commuter safety starts with the right vehicle. When deciding on a commuter car, investigate the vehicle’s safety ratings. Drivers should look for certain safety features in a commuting automobile, such as anti-lock brakes, adaptive cruise control, backup assist camera, lane departure warnings, blind spot detection, and 360-degree airbags. These features can save lives. If your current car has a poor safety record, weigh the pros and cons of buying a vehicle with a better track record. At the least, look for a car with a good safety record when it is time to replace the vehicle.
A Safe Vehicle
Keeping your car well-maintained is key to a safe commute. Well-maintained automobiles are less likely to break down during your commute, leaving you stranded and vulnerable. Proper vehicle maintenance includes regular oil changes and checking the tires frequently to ensure they are correctly inflated and the tread is not too worn. When your car lets you know something is not right, attend to it as soon as possible.
Find the Safest Route
If there are various ways to get to your work destination, it is recommended to find the safest route. The safest route may not be the fastest, but it may lower the odds of a collision.
Distracted driving has surpassed drunk driving as the top cause of car crashes and fatalities. Texting while driving is very dangerous, as is using a handheld cellphone. Place your cellphone out of reach when driving so you are not tempted to use it. Cellphone use is only part of the distracted driving problem. Other distractions, such as eating or drinking while behind the wheel, trying to program music or the GPS, or any action that keeps your mind off the road, can also cause serious accidents.
If your company offers telecommuting, take advantage of the opportunity. The more workers who telecommute, the fewer risks there are for potential collisions.
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