Miami is known for its beaches, clubs, nightlife, and amazing weather. BUT, Miami citizens know Miami very well for another thing as well, which is its rush hour traffic. Because of the heavy concentration of jobs in South Beach, Brickell, and Coral Gables, Miami sees some of the worst traffic in the USA. Obviously nothing compared to the horrid conditions in LA or NYC, but Miami holds its own.
The worst times to drive in Miami are from 7:30am-8:45am and from 4:30pm-6:30pm. As you can tell by now, these are the times when people are ALL driving to work or from work. Because of this, the worst times to drive in Miami are during those time frames.
Is it possible to avoid this? Absolutely. A job that lets you work a little bit later or start earlier is ideal for a situation as such. But normally, most jobs start at 9 and end at 5.
So what should I do to avoid accidents?
Accidents During Rush Hour and How To Avoid Them
Avoiding rush hour while being employed is almost impossible. Unless your job starts at a different time than normal, it is unlikely that you will avoid the primetime traffic hours. But there are ways to at least avoid slowing down even more, aka, getting into a car accident and basically screwing yourself over:
- Drive attentively. Being bored in rush hour and wanting to multitask is a common urge and activity that many Miami drivers engage in. I can’t tell you how dangerous that is. Being in bumper to bumper traffic and basically having to deal with stop and go traffic constantly, being distracted is the last thing you want to do. You might think, “since the traffic isn’t moving, I’ll be okay if I scroll through instagram for a little”. But that’s not the case. You may miss a huge part of moving traffic or even get distracted and rear-end another car.
- Don’t let road rage take over. Road rage is the worst. It literally takes over because you are frustrated with the road and don’t know how to channel that anger. But never take your rage out on the road or another driver. By being violent and unlawful on the road, it can make someone feel endangered and possibly force them to call the police. You can be charged and forced to fight a case that didn’t even have to go that far had you checked yourself and reminded yourself that it doesn’t have to go that far.
- Do not tailgate the driver in front of you. Tailgating the driver in front of you is something you always want to avoid. Most of the time, the driver notices and will try to mess with you by brake checking you. The act of brake checking is when the driver steps on their brakes on purpose to force you to come to a sudden stop. If you don’t come to that sudden stop, you will basically crash into them because you will have rear-ended them. So never tailgate the person in front of you, since you never know their intention or how traffic will flow.
These are the most basic tips, but if you still get in accident and get severely injured from that accident, you may need to call a personal injury lawyer from Miami.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer from Miami
Consult a personal injury lawyer from Accident Lawyers MIA if you’re confused and have no idea how you are going to deal with the bombardment from the lawyers and insurance company. Our team is well qualified with decades of experience and hundreds of cases won over the years. Not only is our track record amazing, our focus is you. We want to make sure that YOU are satisfied. We are not in it to just collect a small fee and bounce from the case. We want to make sure that your injuries are healed and that you get the proper financial compensation. We start with a FREE consultation to gather proper evidence and data about your accident and then from there we will guide you so that you can get healed and compensated.