Traffic Safety TipsPosted Apr 20, 2017 by Blogger,
After the recent bridge collapse along I-85N and the buckling of a section of I-20W, it is important to travel safely through this busy city. Here are a few traffic tips that will help improve your commute.
Drive not only for yourself, but for others. You may be a safe driver, but that does not mean that others around you practice safe driving methods. Drive “defensively,” being completely aware of what other drivers are doing. Always be prepared for a driver to make a sudden and potentially dangerous move.
Keep your distance. When you are driving in heavy traffic, it is probably tempting to ride bumper to bumper with the vehicle in front of you so that you can keep up. Always keep at least a 2-second cushion between you and the vehicle in front of you so that you are prepared for sudden stops.
Avoid talking on the phone. We see “no texting and driving” messages all over, but rarely are we told not to “talk and drive.” Any form of distracted driving is dangerous, regardless if you are using a hands-free device or not. When in traffic, you must be alert at all times. Therefore, you should avoid using your phone altogether.
Gas up before leaving. Being stuck in traffic and possibly having to take a few detours can prolong your travel time. To avoid running out of gas while fighting traffic, make sure you have more than enough gas before heading to your destination.
Leave ahead of time. Rushing only makes traffic problems worse. Plan to leave ahead of time so that you can take your time and focus on being safe while on the road. You should also factor in the time it will take you to make any additional stops.
Use Express Lanes to avoid the hassle. For a guaranteed safe and fast commute, use your Peach Pass to access the Express Lanes. By using these lanes, you will move steadily to your destination even during high traffic times. Save yourself the headache and sign up for your Peach Pass today.