You know the pressure you feel at work when your boss wants you to get done with a job quickly. Maybe you jog down the hall to get to a meeting on time or you rush through an email so that you can take a phone call. Sometimes, it feels like the only way to get everything done on time is to rush every single task.
If you have to drive for work, though, do not take this risk. People are often tempted to speed when they need to make it to a destination by a certain deadline. They may also do other dangerous things, such as running red lights or tailgating and driving aggressively. If you know that you have five minutes left to get somewhere on time and your GPS says that you have 10 minutes of driving left, it’s hard to shake that nagging feeling that this is going to impact your career. That’s the type of pressure that can be dangerous in a car.
This often gets even worse when dealing with road construction, rush hour traffic or other unexpected types of traffic congestion. We all tend to cut it close on time. If everything goes perfectly, that works. As soon as a minor issue arises, though, it throws off the entire schedule. That’s when people try to make up time by driving dangerously.
Of course, even if you’re careful, remember that not all other drivers will be. You’re not the only one facing this work-related pressure. If you get injured in an accident, you need to know about all of the options you have.