A daily commute delayed by slow-moving traffic can add additional stress to an already hectic morning. If a car accident is contributing to the delay, the commute may be even more stressful as drivers:
- Swerve to avoid debris in the roadway
- Switch lanes if their driving lane is blocked
- Slow down to analyze the auto accident scene
As drivers stress levels increase, their driving may become forceful and erratic as they try to advance through the crash scene.
Stress Relief Tools for Orlando Drivers
One way to reduce the additional driving stresses that often accompany car accidents is to avoid areas affected by traffic crashes. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) provides reports about Orlando auto accidents that are updated every five minutes. Drivers may select a county – such as Orange, Seminole, and Osceola – or FHP troop to view Central Florida accidents. The report describes the type of incident (i.e. car accident – roadblock; car accident – injuries; brush fire, etc.), the location, and additional remarks about the incident, including if any traffic lanes are blocked. Reviewing this information before starting a morning commute may help drivers determine alternate routes to their destination.
Drivers may also utilize Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System to reduce driving stresses. Drivers may sign up online to create a free custom profile to receive personalized travel information about their designated travel routes, or they may dial 511 from any cell phone or landline phone in Florida to obtain traffic information, including updates on car accidents, traffic congestion and weather affecting Orlando’s roads.
Auto Accident Lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. May be Able to Help
If drivers find themselves involved in congestion due to an auto accident, it may increase their stress levels and lead to aggressive and potentially negligent driving. This may then lead to additional traffic accidents.
If you have been harmed by a negligent driver while commuting through scenic Maitland, flourishing Hunter’s Creek, or any other bustling Orlando area, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information about auto accident lawsuits and compensation, contact a car accident lawyer. Burnetti, P.A.’s Orlando law office is located between downtown Orlando and Dr. Phillips/Sand Lake Road area near the Mall at Millenia.