– Hastings & Hastings, Arizona’s Premier Discount Accident Lawyers, has been serving accident victims in the Valley of the Sun for over 35 years. Through nearly four decades spent diligently defending the rights of Phoenix residents, Hastings & Hastings has become one of the city’s most well know and highly-respected business. Hastings & Hastings has always made it a priority to offer Phoenix residents important tips for staying safe on the road. During the summer, drivers may encounter heavy traffic while commuting to out-of-town destinations. Hastings & Hastings offers tips for navigating heavy traffic.
Commuters caught in heavy traffic should avoid frequent lane changes. Traffic analysis has shown that frequent lane changes save commuters little to no time on average. In fact, lane changes have a negative impact on overall traffic flow. Hastings & Hastings notes that it is best to exhibit patience while individuals are stuck in traffic. The temptation to merge into brief open areas of traffic is alluring. However, commuters are advised to resist, not only for themselves but for the good of all commuters on the highway.
When it is necessary to perform a lane change, whether to merge on or off of the highway, drivers must clearly communicate their intentions by using their turn signal. Drivers should never perform abrupt or unsignaled lane changes as such actions could directly lead to an accident. What is worse, if drivers fail to communicate clearly their intentions to perform a lane change maneuver, they may be found liable for any accident they are involved in.
“Experiencing heavy traffic is such a frustrating thing. Trust me; I have spent a lot of years driving. It is even more frustrating when you are trying to make good time on a road trip. You are either excited to get to your destination, or you are looking forward to getting back home and resting. Either way, you don’t want to be stuck in traffic. If you drive responsibly, you can help to alleviate traffic congestion. Let’s all do our part to make our highways a safer place to drive,” said David Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings.
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