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Summertime Increases Driving Risks

Planning on travelling this summer? If so, you should plan on being accompanied by an increased number of motorists on account of summer break, vacation, and construction. A larger traffic flow means a higher chance of accidents. Read through our blog for some tips on how to avoid danger while on the road this summer.

Drive Defensively

Road safety starts with your mentality the moment you get behind the wheel. Driving defensively means that you are aware of your surroundings and not participating in aggressive behavior. Be aware of other drivers and do your part to keep the road safe.

Don't Speed

Even if it will cost you some time at the theme park or the beach, speeding can increase your chances of a collision. In addition, you are liable to face a speeding ticket for exceeding the speed limit. If possible, leave early and plan for more time on the road than you think you need.

Plan Ahead

Before you go somewhere, check to see if there are any accidents or other road problems on the way. This can help you maximize your travel time and alert you to the possibility of sudden stops in traffic.

Don't Drink and Drive

Many social summer events serve alcohol. Be sure to secure a designated driver if you plan on consuming alcohol. Also, be aware that other drivers are likely to be driving while under the influence.

Minimize Distractions

A practical approach to road safety involves making sure you are alert while driving. Getting a wireless setup for your cell phone is one way you can help minimize your risk of distraction on the road. Ensuring that your focus not compromised is a great way to keep yourself and others safe.

Applying these tips will help you protect yourselves and others from the dangers of increased summer traffic; however, many drivers will continue driving dangerously. If you have been in a car accident, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys can help you seek compensation for your damages. Our legal team has more than 40 years of experience and can provide the legal representation you need. Contact our firm today to learn more.