Three Reasons Mornings Can Be A Dangerous Time On Connecticut’s Roads
You may have heard someone say this early in the morning; “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee.” Many people rely on caffeine as a way to wake up in the morning and get their bodies moving to shake off the sleep of the night before. There are a wide range of people in the world, some that love the mornings and are up and out without a problem and others who have to drag themselves into their car to get on the road and everyone in between.
We spend a lot of time talking on this blog about driving at night and the dangers of being distracted or under the influence. These are important topics and we are right to spend so much time on them as they do contribute, quite regularly, to the number of Connecticut auto accidents that happen each year. However, one time of the day that we generally don’t focus on is the morning.
Mornings can be a dangerous time to travel on the roads of Connecticut as well. While it may be less likely that you will be combating a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs there are other dangers lurking behind the wheel of cars that zoom past you on your commute into the office. It’s important to understand these dangers and be on the lookout for erratic driving behavior that could leave you injured or worse.
1, Drowsy driving. Remember the caffeine we talked about? This doesn’t always solve the problem of people driving while still tired from rolling out of bed in the morning. Often people need to get out of the house before they are thoroughly awake and this can leave them driving while still coming out of their nighttime sleep. Drowsy driving can leave drivers forgetting large chunks of their drive and that is dangerous.
2. Excessive speeding. Speed makes all accidents more dangerous. The faster a car is driving the more likely it is that an accident will be severe. With commuters racing to make it to the office on time, speeding can be a real problem during the morning commute. Every driver should slow down because it is better to get to work a little late than not at all.
3. Black ice. This time of year especially, black ice is a big problem that can turn into a very dangerous proposition for drivers. A patch of black ice can form and not even be seen by you while you’re driving. If this occurs you may hit the patch of ice, spin out of control, and get into an accident. Be alert for this type of condition on the road and if the road just looks wet, you should consider that there may be black ice underneath the wetness and you should proceed with caution.Getting up and out in the morning can be a challenge for many and then to get behind the wheel and be less than focused on the drive ahead can cause a Connecticut auto accident. If you are aware of the dangers that are being faced on our roads everyday you can make sure that you are taking the proper precautions to avoid some of these issues.
Getting up and out in the morning can be a challenge for many and then to get behind the wheel and be less than focused on the drive ahead can cause a Connecticut auto accident. If you are aware of the dangers that are being faced on our roads everyday you can make sure that you are taking the proper precautions to avoid some of these issues.
If you are injured in an accident on your way to work, you may need an attorney to review your case. Contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will work with you to protect your long-term interests.