California traffic jams are the stuff of legend. In fact, Los Angeles residents spend, on average, 61 hours each year in traffic jams. All that time sitting in traffic ups the probability of commuters being involved in accidents, especially during peak rush hours.
A highway safety think-tank in another state maintains an extensive database of crash-related characteristics. Some interesting facts about rush-hour collisions emerged, including:
It should also be noted that summer had the greatest frequency of bicycle collisions, as this corresponds with times children are out of school.
The following tips for rush-hour driving safety may make a difference between a serious collision and making it home to your family in one piece.
Were you injured in a rush-hour wreck? You may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault parties.
Source: Carolina Population Center, “1 in 4 car accidents occur during rush hour,” Rebecca Tippet, accessed June 15, 2018