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3 Tips for a Safer Commute

by Staff Blogger | April 2nd, 2021

Many Middle Tennesseans work in and around the Nashville area. That means Interstates 65, 40, 24, and 440 see tons of traffic in the mornings and evenings during the work week. And the more vehicles there are on the road, the greater the chances of being involved in a crash.

If you’ve ever been stuck in a traffic jam during the morning or evening rush hour—and who hasn’t—there’s a good chance it was caused by a crash. And while no one can eliminate their risk of being involved in an accident, they can take steps to reduce their risks, including:

  1. Avoid distractions—It’s tempting to make your morning commute more productive by reading or writing emails, eating breakfast, or even calling into meetings. Avoid these distractions and keep your focus on the road.
  2. Don’t speed—Whether you’re running late or just want to get to work sooner, it’s always tempting to go a little faster to reach your destination. But doing so significantly increases your risk of being in a crash.
  3. Leave earlier—Racing against the clock to get to work turns good drivers into risky drivers. By leaving early, you give yourself plenty of time to make it to work on time, which means you’re less likely to speed, cut off other drivers, or pass in risky scenarios.

Ponce Law supports safer roads in Middle Tennessee, especially our highways and interstates. But when drivers fail to stay safe, we hold them accountable when their negligence injures others. After a crash that wasn’t your fault, contact our Nashville auto accident lawyers for a free consultation.

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