A Hollywood, FL auto accident attorney shares apps that can help you avoid traffic – and accidents.
Faulty machinery. Reckless driving. Driving under the influence. People distracted behind the wheel. There are many reasons that traffic accidents occur. But there’s a simple truth the statisticians often ignore: more people on the road means more accidents. Now that we are entering the holiday season, traffic in Hollywood, FL (and all over South Florida) is horrendous.
With that in mind, any tool that helps avoid, or at least minimize, traffic is worthwhile in my book. Below are some of the best iPhone apps available to help you avoid traffic – and therefore lower your chances of getting into a crash.
Sigalert.This free app offers live, real-time traffic conditions from the country’s top traffic company with the largest network of roadside traffic cameras in the nation. You’ll be able to see actual road speeds displayed – from fastest to slowest – as green, yellow, orange, or red.
Waze. Imagine Twitter for traffic and you have a good idea how this free app works. It’s basically a community where actual users report traffic conditions in real time. Waze uses those reports to create GPS traffic maps incorporating potential obstacles and slow-down areas. It takes a bit of getting used to, but users seem to love it.
Remember, less traffic means fewer accidents. And it makes sense why. Not only do you cut down on drunk, reckless, tired, and distracted drivers just on the basis of sheer numbers, you decrease stressful driving conditions for yourself and increase the likelihood that you will reach your destination faster. It’s a win-win situation.
Unfortunately, no matter what you do, there’s no way to bring your chances of an accident down to zero. If you or a loved one is injured due to the actions of a negligent driver, get in touch with a Hollywood auto accident attorney immediately to fight for the compensation you need to help your recovery.
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Whatever you celebrate: please drive safely this holiday season.