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Tips For Avoiding Distracted, Drunk, And Drowsy Drivers

Driving around town, regardless of where you live, is not always the safest thing to do. Unfortunately, when a person decides to get out on the roadways, he or she is not the only person there. Research by Statista shows that there were 14,675,160 registered drivers in the state of Florida in 2016. However, that number does not represent the visitors and guests which were also on the roads. Plus, it is 2019, so the amount has likely grown substantially by now.

Dangers Posed To Motorists

Drivers can pose risks to themselves while behind the wheel. For example, the individual may pay less attention than they should and speed. Going a little too fast might cause them to flip the vehicle when going around a curve. It can result in the person not being able to stop the car if traffic stops abruptly as well. One of the biggest hazards is other drivers on the streets though.

A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that during daylight hours, about 481,000 people use cell phones while driving. If a person’s mind is elsewhere, an accident can occur in the blink of an eye. However, technological devices are not the only things that cause distractions. Some other common things that lead to persons becoming preoccupied include but are not limited to food, passengers, or even the radio.

Distracted driving needs to be avoided at all costs. It is an extremely dangerous task. The same investigation by the NHTSA reports that 391,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. Then, another 3,450 individuals lost their lives due to the events in 2016. Vehicle collisions are not easy on a participant’s body or mind. Those that are lucky enough to walk away from the event with their life intact often experience injuries such as…

• Cuts, Contusions, And Burns
• Organ Damage And Internal Bleeding
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Fractured And Broken Bones

Meanwhile, driving while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both substances is another issue that leads to crashes. It is not a new problem, but rather, a continuing one that still plagues the United States today. According to the Do Something website, 9,878 people were victims of drunk drivers in 2011. Additionally, the page says that someone is injured in these types of incidents every 120-seconds. Another major point from the research that needs to be touched on is that someone is killed in America every 51-minutes due to drunk driving crashes, which is equal to about 27 people per day.

Hire An Auto Accident Lawyer

If you live in Florida and have sustained injuries from another person’s recklessness or negligence, you may be entitled to a fair amount of compensation. Family members that lose a loved one in these kinds of events can also find an attorney’s services useful. They might be able to obtain a settlement in a wrongful death suit. So, contact our firm today and consult with an auto accident lawyer to see where your case stands.

Avoid Drunk, Distracted, And Drowsy Drivers With These Suggestions

Keep Your Distance From Vehicles That Are Weaving In And Out Of Lanes

If a car is going halfway into another lane of traffic, correcting and returning to their original lane, there is a real chance that the operator is impaired, sleepy, or doing something other than paying attention to the road. It is a good idea to stay a safe distance away from the vehicle. Consider pulling onto the shoulder and contacting the police to have them look into the situation. With any luck, the action will prevent a catastrophe and get a negligent driver off of the streets.

Remain Focused On Your Surroundings

Don’t allow yourself to become the distracted driver. Instead, take care of things such as getting coordinates and setting the GPS before leaving your original destination. Doing so will help you stay focused on your driving as well as what is going on around you. This will help you be prepared to spot potential dangers and threats in your vicinity. Hence, you can slow down, speed up, or do whatever driving tactics are necessary to stay safe.

Be Careful Driving At Night And On Holidays

The holidays and cover of darkness seem to bring out the worst in drivers. Therefore, whenever possible, it is a good idea to stay off the roads during these times. If you have to get out, buckle up and watch for dangers.

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.

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