Philadelphia is a great place to live. With its rich history, great sports teams, and endless amenities, there is plenty for people of all ages and interests to do. However, as the sixth-most populous city in the United States with more than 1.5 million people, crowding is common, especially on the roads.
There is no question that driving in Philly can be a frustrating experience. With constant streams of traffic, road work zones, and aggressive drivers, traveling through the city can be stressful for anyone. In some situations, heading out in your vehicle in Philadelphia can be downright dangerous. It can be even more dangerous if you don’t know your way around or are relying on navigation systems to get to your destination.
In a single year in Philadelphia County, the following occurred according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT):
The reality is that traffic crashes can happen to anyone and even if you don’t crash, traffic can still cause headaches for many drivers on a regular basis. Many drivers have taken to social media sites to rant and rave about Philadelphia traffic. There are regularly sentiments and information regarding traffic in Philly on Twitter, whether they are simple updates regarding traffic jams or people using Twitter as an outlet for their traffic-related gripes. You can learn a lot about local traffic and car accidents by following certain hashtags on Twitter.
The Philadelphia-based personal injury law office The Levin Firm recently launched a Philadelphia Traffic Sentiment Map. This map will show Philadelphians information about commute times, traffic hiccups, and other on-the-road experiences they may have in and around Philly.
The map will include real-time updates on Philly traffic as reported by motorists around the city. Some updates are informative and others demonstrate the emotions of Philly drivers at that point in time. You can easily tell the overall feeling of drivers at the time based on the gauge we provide, and you can read the specific tweets from drivers on our live feed. This feed is unfiltered, so be aware that it may contain some strongly-worded sentiments by frustrated drivers.
While knowing how drivers are feeling can be helpful, it will not prevent accidents and injuries from happening. When someone else causes a crash, injured victims have the right to file an insurance claim to obtain compensation for their medical bills and various other losses. You should always seek help from a Philadelphia car crash lawyer as soon as you can after a crash.
While we cannot change traffic problems or prevent accidents from happening, we are committed to helping in the aftermath of an accident. We represent injured clients throughout every stage of their case, from filing an insurance claim to filing a personal injury lawsuit if needed. Please feel free to use our Traffic Sentiments Map and call us at (215) 825-5183 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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