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How Does Our Growing Traffic In SW Florida Contribute To Car Accidents?


Traffic congestion brings a lot of problems for SW Florida’s residents, not only because of the delays and noise pollution they cause but also for contributing to the number of reasons behind many auto accidents in the state. As the cities become busier and crowded, the number of vehicles on the road also increases but that is not the only factor.

How exactly is heavy traffic connected to road accidents?

Hazardous Road Conditions Before looking into driver behavior, it is smart to consider the reasons behind road congestion. Repairs and construction zones on the highway limit vehicle movement as they occupy a portion of the road. The presence of these repair sites also means that the road is damaged, which could extend to some parts that are still being used by and exposed to vehicles.

Barriers, bright warning signs, and barely visible caution signs are also present in these areas. When placed poorly, the can lead to increased traffic and may even be the reason behind the many car accidents.

You should also consider other car accidents. When it happens, roadblocks are to be expected and from this, traffic will increase. Auto accident sites are a road hazard all on their own.

Speeding Vehicle movement may be slow but it does not stop some drivers to drive recklessly and step on the gas. This can be born from miscalculations, impatience, or lack of awareness about road traffic laws and conditions. There clearly is no room for speeding in heavy traffic situations, but it does not completely prevent drivers from trying to one-up the congestion.

Miscalculations Cars in front of you would suddenly slow down or stop without any warning. Drivers can be caught off their guard and might react late to sudden actions like this. It can also elicit a chain reaction where drivers behind you might act the same. However, stepping on the brakes too late can cause you to collide with the vehicle in front, leading to another series of unfortunate events.

It is hard to see what is in front of you when vehicles are much too close to each other. This is why drivers fail to properly estimate the speed and distance that they should maintain.

Inexperience And Traffic Violations After being used to wide roads, some drivers have little experience driving in congested zones. The lack of experience and exposure are also reasons for miscalculations. It can also cause them to act recklessly, prompting them to counterflow or switch lanes whenever they find an opening.

How To Avoid Traffic And Road Accidents?

There are a number of ways to prevent yourself from getting stuck in traffic and getting caught in an accident. You can leave early before the rush hour, or you can find another road to take. It is also important to drive carefully and not let impatience get the better of you, lest you act recklessly and miscalculate.

The number of auto accidents in Florida is high, but personal injury lawyers have your back if you ever find yourself in an unfortunate situation.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

How Does Our Growing Traffic In SW Florida Contribute To Car Accidents?

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