If you have a long or busy commute to work each day, meeting your job’s demands isn’t the only stressful part of your day. The US Census Bureau asserts that more and more Americans have a work commute that is 90 minutes or more each day. You could face several safety hazards during your commute that could result in motor vehicle accidents. Here are some of the ways your New York commute could be dangerous.
Driving on the freeway
If your commute involves getting on the freeway, you’re more likely to get in into motor vehicle accidents while going to or coming from work. Driving on the freeway often involves lane changes and trying to get off on the right exit while watching for distracted drivers. You have to remain alert while driving, which can be difficult if you’re tired in the morning or exhausted from a long day of work.
Poorly planned intersections
Poorly planned or dangerous intersections are also sites for motor vehicle accidents. If you have to pass through an intersection that includes broken or poorly timed traffic lights, potholes, or spaces for people to jaywalk, you’re more likely to get into a wreck.
Many people have a similar work schedule, which means that several cars will be on the road in the mornings from around 6 am to 10 am and in the evenings from around 3 pm to 7 pm. The more people are on the road, the more careful you have to be when turning or changing lanes.
One mistake from a sleepy or distracted driver can change your entire life. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact a personal injury lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve.