Florida’s Most Dangerous Driving Situations
It can be easy for a motorist to consider themselves a perfect motorist. For instance, if you’ve never been stopped because of violating traffic laws, it can be easy for you to think you are a perfect driver. Also, since you got your car, you’ve been driving it regularly to work, school, and to many other places, and you’ve never caused an accident; therefore, you might be thinking you are a perfect motorist. No matter how good you think you are at driving, the reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect driver.
The fast-moving and heavy car that offers you convenience can become a hazard because of one single mistake. Unfortunately, some mistakes drivers make while on the road are not that obvious. Because of that, you may have been making mistakes while driving on the road, yet you never knew you were committing errors. A single mistake can cause a serious accident and turn deadly within no time. Therefore, practice safe driving to protect yourself and others.
Below are four of the most dangerous things Florida motorists do while on the road.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Florida enforces harsh penalties for DUI, yet drivers still drive under the influence. With a first-time DUI offense carrying a potential cash penalty of at least $500, you would think that Floridians would by now have stopped driving under the influence. Unfortunately, quite a number of Floridian motorists engage in driving under the influence daily. Avoid drunk driving at all costs because alcohol not only impairs a motorist’s ability to operate a vehicle but can also impair your ability to react to potentially hazardous situations.
Driving While Distracted
Many times, people associate distracted driving with texting or making phone calls while driving. Other acts such as grooming, eating while driving, and engaging in intense conversations with passengers, can also distract you from the road and lead to serious car accidents.
Driving While Tired/Drowsy Driving
This is probably one of the mistakes you’ve already made, either consciously or unconsciously. Drowsy driving is as dangerous as sleep or rest deprivation since it reduces your reaction time. Also, when you are sleep deprived, you could end up falling asleep at the wheel. Whenever you feel too tired or sleepy while driving, pull over to a safe spot and rest or sleep.
Over-Speeding or Driving Below the Speed Limit
Driving under or below the speed limit is dangerous. When you drive below the speed limit, you can interrupt the predictability and flow of traffic. Such a disruption can cause a crash. On the other hand, when you drive over the speed limit, you increase your chances of being involved in a severe accident if an accident occurs.
Contact Us for Legal Help
Unfortunately, even though you practice and are willing to continue practicing safe driving, not all drivers are like you. If you have been injured in a Florida car accident because of someone else’s negligence, consult a qualified personal injury attorney to receive legal help. Our Miami personal injury attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligence. We can help you obtain maximum compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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