STATEN ISLAND, NY- Silive.com reports that a collision on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge lead to delays during Thursday morning’s rush hour.
The car accident on Staten Island led to delays during rush hour traffic.
Car accidents are a major cause of traffic congestion. About 25 percent of “surprise” traffic jams are the result of car crashes.* The time of day with the most car accidents is between 3 and 6 p.m. The likely reason is that there are just more cars on the road during that time. The time period includes the start of rush hour with people leaving the officeand the time in which schools let out. However, when only fatal accidents are considered, the deadly time to be on the road is between 12 and 3 a.m. This time period is when the highest number of drunk drivers are on the road.
About one-fourth of all car accidents happen during rush hour. ** Rush hour is a time when drivers are under stress. In the morning people are trying to make it towork on time, and evening rush hour they are rushed to get home and are likely tired. Road rage can be an issue when drivers are dealing with pressure to be somewhere on time and congested roadways.
In order to reduce your risk of beinginvolved in a rush hour accident, it is important to give yourself plenty of time to get whereyou are going, stay alert, stay calm, and do not engage in aggressive driving behaviors. Aggressive driving causes around 4 percent of fatal crashes.