The Problem With Traffic in South Florida
Local 10 News recently reported that traffic is so bad in South Florida that many commuters say they would give up alcohol to have an easier drive to and from work. A whopping 48 percent would rather make it more quickly and uneventfully from one place to another than indulge in a glass of wine or cocktail. Other things that commuters would reportedly rather do than sit in traffic are give up sex, cancel their Netflix subscription, clean their office bathroom, and joyfully sit in the middle seat on an airplane.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Traffic Crashes in South Florida?
Distracted driving. When drivers fail to pay attention to the road, it can lead to delays as these distracted drivers hold up others from being able to proceed.
Short green lights. Sometimes traffic signals can change too quickly and leave a significant amount of cars struggling to work their way through the traffic light as they encounter a red light they have to debate running.
Road work. Both new and ongoing road construction can cause narrowing roads and lane closures that lead to congestion as more drivers have to share a lesser amount of space than they are accustomed to.
Inadequate lanes. In popular South Florida, it is unsurprising that our roads often have to accommodate more drivers than were ever contemplated from visitors to local residents. It often seems like roadways aren’t able to handle the amount of drivers that use them.
An underutilized mass transit system. Despite improvements and expansions of the mass transit system in recent years, many people continue to utilize personal vehicles and ride sharing applications when commuting.
Illegal parking. In addition to the fact that is rude and inconsiderate for a driver to take up a lane while running inside to grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat, it also causes traffic to not be able to flow in that lane.
Car accidents. A sudden and unexpected car accident can, unfortunately, have an impact not just on the people in the involved vehicles but also, on other drivers on the road who, by law, have to move over away from the scene of the crash where officers are trying to help accident victims.
What Should You do if You Experience a Car Accident Because of Traffic?
- Do not admit fault.
- Call 9-1-1 and ensure that there is a police report.
- Record the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses.
- Photograph the scene of the accident and the surrounding area.
- Contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Have You Or a Loved One Been Injured in an Accident as the Result of Traffic?
Then fortunately, we can help. Whether you are a resident of South Florida or were simply passing through during a vacation, you will need competent legal help to fight for you while you focus on recovering. Contact the experienced Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys of The Pendas Law Firm today and we will help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Fort Myers, Daytona, Jacksonville, and Bradenton areas.