Do you want to know what the traffic was like yesterday? Car accidents can cause major disruptions to the roads on your way to work, the shops, or other destinations. Consequently, it is very important to ensure that you are aware of any traffic accidents or other incidents in your vicinity so that you can change your route if necessary. Being aware of accident hotspots also teaches you about which are the most dangerous stretches of road in your area so that you can avoid them when possible or take extra care when driving on them. Below, you will find three handy suggestions of ways to find car accidents in your local area.
There are several high quality apps for both tablets and smartphones (and for a wide variety of platforms including Android and iOS) that will automatically alert you if there is a car accident, some roadworks or a road closure in your vicinity. This is very useful for planning your journeys and ensuring that you do not get stuck in any traffic jams.
Sometimes, you might want more information than can be provided by a simple app alert. In this case, local newspapers both online and in print, and local traffic news, will usually provide you with more in depth information about car accidents yesterday in your vicinity. Save local news sites to your favourites or bookmark them to save time when you want to find them. You can even set up automatic alerts on your phone or desktop computer that will let you know when a new traffic accident related article has been published.
This idea involves you and your neighbours being proactive, but it really does help you to pull together as a community. Think of the way that a Neighbourhood Watch scheme operates - neighbours informing each other of burglaries and suspicious events - and extend this to encompass traffic news. Set up an email chain or online platform, or simply hold regular meetings, where you all share information about traffic related accidents and incidents in your neighbourhood. Sometimes, you will learn things in this way about traffic accidents that have occurred near you, that you would never have learned simply from reading or listening to the traffic news or using a traffic related app.
So there you have it, three key ways to learn about traffic accidents near you: using an app, reading and listening to the local news or setting up a neighbourhood scheme. You can pick and choose from the three ideas listed above to find the one that best suits you. Or, you can use all three of them to get the best possible knowledge of traffic accidents in your vicinity.