There are countless risk factors to be aware of on the road but driving in congested traffic can be especially dangerous for various reasons. Sometimes, people associate traffic congestion with traffic jams and slow speeds. However, there are a number of hazards that drivers may encounter in these situations and accidents may be more likely to occur in certain circumstances. Furthermore, the consequences can be devastating, resulting in an injury or even the loss of someone’s life.
Many drivers cannot stand traffic congestion and become frustrated when traffic backs up. Congestion may be the result of many vehicles on the road during rush hour, or it may even be caused by a motor vehicle accident. Sometimes, a driver may behave erratically in an attempt to avoid other vehicles or move through the traffic jam faster, which can be dangerous. A driver behaving in such a manner may cause an accident that could leave an innocent driver or passenger injured when their vehicle is struck from behind.
Some drivers may also not notice a traffic jam until it is too late and collide with other vehicles at high speeds. This may be especially likely if a traffic jam begins at the end of a sharp turn or when visibility is poor due to fog or some other weather-related factor. These are just some issues to be aware of when it comes to traffic congestion and those who have been involved in such a crash because of a reckless driver’s actions may need to file suit.