Do you have to drive in Delaware? You’re not alone. Today’s Delaware traffic gives a whole new meaning to the term “defensive driving.”
Many of the roads in Delaware are currently under construction and to quote from a song by Tod Chappelle, comedy guitarist, titled “I’m From Delaware:”
“Traffic’s bad out there, man; I ain’t going nowhere man.”
Understand that we’re all in this together – stuck in traffic. So, it’s important to keep in mind a few important things:
- Be mindful of your speed; be prepared to stop quickly for sudden congestion and construction areas.
- Be alert to what is going on several car lengths in front and in back of you.
- Watch out for our road crews, they are working in limited spaces and under difficult conditions.
- Don’t follow too closely or you may be involved in the next fender bender.
- Watch out for areas with no shoulders for emergency personnel to respond, or for drivers who need to go around an accident to get to work or home.
- Check out Delaware Department of Transportation notices at DELDOT.gov; new construction and repairs are scheduled years ahead and last minute road closures and disruptions are posted daily.
- Make sure you take your patience with you before getting behind the wheel. Once an incident occurs on one road, just one Delaware road, all roads become impacted.
- No one likes traffic, but, if we work together, we can keep it moving, which benefits everyone.
- Safe travels.
If you’re involved in a car accident, contact us at: 866-939-8100 or 302-472-8100 for a free consultation with a Murphy & Landon attorney.