According to a recent study published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, there is a relationship between problems in the workplace and dangerous behavior during your commute. Bear in mind that not all car crashes result from a dangerous driver. One challenge for treating distracted driving and aggressive driving as a public health problem is to identify the roots of this kind of behavior which can be difficult to tease out.
In order to accomplish this recent research project, the study managers asked 216 employees at a company about their driving habits during the commutes, including whether they took or made phone calls, texted, cut people off or tailgated. They also asked the employees a number of questions about their lives at work. Those employees who said they had a bad time during the work day were more likely to report bad behavior on their way home. A vehicle accident is more likely when you’re not paying attention, and employees distracted from their surroundings can endanger others.
Hating your job might also make you more likely to engage in aggressive behavior behind the wheel. Any time that your focus is pulled away from the road, you run the risk of being involved in a car crash. Many of the crashes on California’s roads today are completely avoidable as they occur due to distracted driving or behaviors breaking the law. Give your fellow drivers a break and maintain your focus whenever you’re operating a car to minimize the chances of a vehicle accident.
If you have recently been involved in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s reckless or negligent behavior, you may be entitled to recover compensation with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
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