STATEN ISLAND, NY- Silive.com* reports that the Brooklyn-bound lanes of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, which was the first day of school. There was also a collision on the Staten Island Expressway in the eastbound lanes.
Traffic is reportedly moving slowly during the first mornings of the new school year.
Driving during rush hour is stressful. Traffic delays can make people late for important meetings or events, and many drivers who are stuck sitting for long periods begin to lose their focus. There are also many cars on the roadways, which can increase the likelihood of accidents. All of the risk factors make rush hour crashes common. In fact, about 25 percent of car accidents occur during rush hour. *
In order to stay safe while driving during some of the busiest times on the roads, drivers should try to remain calm. Road rage caused by stress can lead to accidents. Drivers can reduce the risks by leaving themselves plenty of time to get wherethey are going, can try taking different routes, listen to music or do something that makes you more calm or relaxed, do not take other driver’s actions personally, take deep breaths when you sense that you are getting stressed out, and leave the road if you feel that the stress is too much to handle.
Statistically, the eveningrush hour is more dangerous than morning rush hour. Most accidents happen between 3 and 9 p.m., the hours in which people are leaving work. Alcohol-relatedcrashes are more likely during the evening commute than they are during the morning.***
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