Driving during the early morning hours is easier said than done. Even though you’re likely to avoid a large rush of traffic, you. must still contend with a variety of risks.
Here are some tips to follow when driving during this time of the day:
- Don’t drive drowsy: If you didn’t get enough sleep the night before, you shouldn’t get behind the wheel during the early morning hours. You’re at a greater risk of falling asleep.
- Find a pick me up: Maybe it’s coffee. Maybe it’s an energy drink. Maybe it’s your favorite food. Regardless, there are foods and drinks that can give you the energy you need to start your day.
- Use your headlights: Even though the sun is coming up, you should still use your headlights. This gives other drivers a better view of your vehicle, while also helping you see the road ahead.
Along with the above, there’s one other tip you should follow: Keep a close eye on the other drivers on the road. Even if they’re few and far between, there’s a good chance one of them is too tired to drive.
Should another driver cause an accident, move your vehicle out of traffic, call 911 and stabilize your injuries to the best of your ability. While the responding police officer takes control of the scene and writes a report, you should accept the paramedic’s offer to transport you to a local hospital.
Once you’re on the road to recovery and you know the impact of the injuries on your life, it’s easier to file an insurance claim and take other steps to seek compensation for damages.