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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

How You Can Reduce Your Risk of Personal Injury and Accidents

Do the roads south of Atlanta seem more crowded than ever?  That’s because metro Atlantans are taking advantage of the lowest gas prices in years and hitting the roads in droves.  

 

Low gas prices are helping many commuters stick to their New Year’s Resolutions to spend less and save more.  In fact, the average price for a gallon of gas in Atlanta is only $1.88 a gallon, even lower than the national average of about $2 per gallon.  Experts predict that our wallet will continue to enjoy a break, as gas will remain low for awhile. 

 

The downside of low gas prices is the increase in traffic volume.  When gas prices are higher, many of us ride share, telecommute or reduce our time in the car by combining errands and careful planning.  But today’s lower gas prices give everyone more freedom and flexibility to jump into the car and drive without such precautions. 

 

How You can Avoid Accidents in Heavy Traffic Volume

Numerous studies show a correlation between high traffic volume and an increased risk of accidents – especially rear-end collisions.  The degree to which safety is impacted in congested driving conditions often depends on the extent to which drivers are surprised by the congestion.  Drivers surprised by heavy traffic volume can make erratic driving moves, such as braking suddenly or quickly changing lanes without a signal. 

 

As personal injury attorneys south of Atlanta, we’re working to increase everyone’s safety by raising awareness of the recent change in driving conditions and encouraging drivers to use patience and defensive driving tactics.  Drivers should plan for the unexpected and be alert to their surroundings.  Do not expect other drivers to behave as you may anticipate, and leave plenty of room between vehicles to allow for ample reaction time. 

 

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s erratic driving and need help with your claim, contact experienced personal injury law attorney John Webb today via email at jwebb@smithwelchlaw.com or call us at 770-389-4864 for a free consultation. 

 

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