Traffic congestion in the city can mean that people have to spend much more time during their commute than they would on relatively open roads. You could spend hours just traveling a few miles if the cars around you are barely moving.
There are a lot of things that play into this level of congestion, from road work to rush hour traffic. But it almost always means that car accidents are more likely. These accidents could be everything from fender-benders between vehicles to serious accidents where cyclists and pedestrians are hit.
If you live in Chicago, you know that it can be very congested. But where does it actually rank in terms of cities in the United States?
Chicago is second only to Boston
While it’s true that Chicago may not be the most congested city in the United States, an honor that goes to Boston, Massachusetts, the Windy City does rank second. This means it is worse than places like New York or Los Angeles, which are notorious for their traffic congestion.
You need to keep this in mind every time that you drive, and you need to focus on keeping yourself safe. But you also need to think about this whenever you’re simply walking along the sidewalk or trying to cross the street. As traffic levels increase, your odds of being seriously injured go up as well.
If you have been injured in a car accident that a driver caused, you need to know how to seek financial compensation for your medical bills and all the other costs that may go along with it.