Have you driven on I-10 lately? Have you noticed an increased amount of traffic? If so, it is likely attributed to the work that is being done on multiple overpasses along I-10. Unfortunately, while there is no way of getting around roadwork that must be completed, it is important to recognize how these conditions can make for a more dangerous roadway. For instance, when there is a buildup of traffic, there are those who get upset and take their frustrations out while driving. Not only does this lead to road rage, but also to accidents.
In order to help prevent an accident from occurring, which will only increase the amount of traffic in Lake Charles, some locals have shared some ways they cope with the increased amount of traffic that the city is currently experiencing. We share with you below what some of these locals do.
 

  1. Avoid going to a place in Lake Charles that requires you to travel on I-10. One woman said she completely avoids going to Sulphur during the week even though her son is going to miss out on a softball program being offered. She said she likely won’t sign him up as she doesn’t want to deal with the midweek commute back to Lake Charles.

 

  1. Another local said they invested in books on tape. Rather than sitting in traffic and waiting to get through, they listen to books to help pass the time.

 
Now, if neither of these options works for you, you might want to take some time and figure out what you can do so that you aren’t forced to sit in traffic or are more inclined to engage in aggressive behavior simply because you have had enough with the back-up of traffic. The reason we say this is because the American Press highlighted that the $8.5 million road project is excepted to last four months. Drivers can expect lane closures on both sides of I-10 for the duration of the project as well. So, if you can’t figure out what you can do to help get your through these four months of driving on congested roadways, consider finding an alternate route to get to and from the places you have to go.
 

What apps can I download on my smartphone that will help me to avoid high traffic areas?

 
We can all agree that traffic can make for a frustrating drive, whether it on your way to work or even when traveling back home. So, how can you avoid taking a route that is bound up by traffic? Below, we share some helpful apps you can download on your smartphone that will provide you with the current traffic flow so you can avoid taking a highway or interstate where there is a backup in traffic.

  1. Waze
  2. Google Maps
  3. INRIX

 
When you have a moment, visit Compare.com where you can read more about the features these apps offer along with the pros and cons you get with them.

Now, if you have been involved in an accident recently because of the build-up in traffic in Lake Charles and would like some advice on how to handle the claims process so that you get what you deserve, contact an accident lawyer at Vernon, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC today.
These Lake Charles accident attorneys can provide you with the steps you will need to follow in the claims process and what you will need to do in order to recover the maximum compensation for the damage or injuries that have been sustained.
 
You can contact Vernon, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC at:
721 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
337-513-4436

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