5. Invest in a car cell phone charger.
If the weather and road conditions have convinced you to leave for work earlier than you had planned, you may not have time to charge your cell phone before you leave. To ensure you always have a full charge, you could invest in a cell phone car charger. This way, you can safely recharge your phone as you drive and you should be able to call for help if the need arises.
If you find yourself making slower progress than you thought you would, rather than rushing to get to work, pull over and call the hospital—let the off-going shift know that you’re on your way, but you’d like to get there alive so you can be sure to relieve them rather than get into an accident.