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Rushing on the road is a dangerous epidemic

On Behalf of | Apr 9, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Do you ever feel like everyone sharing the road with you is in a rush? Some drivers tailgate you. Others pass aggressively. Still, others speed up at yellow lights, flying by you as they try to make it through the intersection before the light turns red. 

Workers and entrepreneurs often hear about the risks involved with rushing. It leads to more mistakes and errors. This is true for business professionals and employees, but it’s also true for drivers. People who are constantly in a rush are more likely to make mistakes that cause car accidents. 

How can you stop rushing? 

The best way to stop rushing, if you feel yourself falling into this pattern, is just to plan ahead. Leave yourself an extra 10 minutes to get to that appointment, rather than leaving at the exact second you have to depart to make it on time. 

This mindset can also cut back on other dangerous practices, like road rage. Think about how frustrated you feel when you find yourself behind a “slow” driver, and you’re going to be late. It’s not that driver’s fault. They may just be calmly driving the speed limit. The real issue is that you did not give yourself any extra time, and you can’t fix that once you’re on the road. You can only fix it by leaving early so that you’re no longer concerned with that slow driver. 

What if you get injured? 

Even if you stop rushing, not everyone else is going to follow suit. Missouri law might allow you to recover compensation if another motorist was in such a hurry that they crashed into you. An attorney can advise you of your legal options for recovering financial compensation if you suffer injuries in an accident with another motorist.