We may not be able to avoid emotional driving because we cannot turn off the stress in our lives as we do the kitchen light. When you are feeling stressed or emotional, it is a good idea to follow these tips to reduce the risk that you cause an accident due to distracted driving caused by stress.
Pull the vehicle over to a safe location and take deep breaths to relax if you find that you are feeling overly anxious, angry, or depressed. You can take a short walk or just sing a song with the radio in order to relieve some of the tension before getting back on the road.
Do not put yourself in the position of being hurried or rushed. Leave in time to allow yourself a few extra minutes to arrive at your destination. This will help you avoid becoming irritated or angry when you are in heavy traffic or are dealing with a distracted driver.
Do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle immediately after a traumatic, upsetting, or overly exciting event. It will be much more difficult to concentrate on your driving in an emotional state. Give yourself a few minutes to calm down before you get behind the wheel.
We have handled thousands of accident claims for our clients where the responsible party was hurried, distracted or angry. Remember to keep a cool head when getting the necessary information after the accident. Call the Police right away if anyone is injured. Should the responsible party tell you at the scene that they do not have insurance, call us at William Rawlings & Associates, your Utah Personal Injury Lawyers, to guide you through the claims process with your own carrier. We are available 24/7 and will be able to answer any question you may have regarding your property damage and injury.