Driver Safety Is The Focus of Operation Safe Driver Week

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Operation Safe Driver Week is coming the week of October 16-22, 2016. The week is made up of two initiatives designed to improve driver and roadway safety.

The campaign’s first initiative involves increased traffic enforcement on our roadways. The second includes educational activities designed to improve driver safety. The overall intent of the program is to minimize the risks faced by drivers on a daily basis, in order to reduce injuries and deaths from vehicle accidents.[1] The need for Operation Safe Driver Week is obvious: more than 4,100 deaths and 126,000 injuries resulted from bus and truck crashes alone in 2012.[2]

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An Unavoidable Menace: Congestion on the Roadway

By: Chris Guedri

These days we see lots of attention focused on the dangers of drunk driving or distracted driving. While these are dangerous, reprehensible, and illegal activities, they do involve choice on the part of the driver and can be avoided. But how do we deal with situations that cannot be avoided, such as an over congested road? Heavy traffic has the potential to create equally dangerous situations, and any driver can encounter it at any time through no fault of their own. Heavy traffic conditions create irate drivers, inspire boredom, and offer large numbers of potential obstacles.

The single most important aspect of dealing with congested traffic is patience. It is vital that you accept you will not be reaching…

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