Last year, Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles released their annual “Traffic Crash Facts” report for 2017. According to their data, there were 402,385 traffic collisions in 2017, a 1.67% increase from the previous year. To help combat this statistic, the car accident attorneys at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. are inviting you to join us in observing National Traffic Awareness Month this August.
Observing National Traffic Awareness Month
At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., we are committed to helping injured Floridians pursue justice and restitution through civil litigation. For over 40 years, our legal team has helped clients navigate the personal, legal, and financial challenges that tend to accompany a devastating traffic collision. For this reason, we are equally dedicated to supporting events and observances that help people avoid tragic accidents and life-changing injuries.
Because August is National Traffic Awareness Month, we’ve compiled 15 tips to help you stay safe and sound on the road:
- Schedule a preventative maintenance checkup with your mechanic.
- Use the NHTSA’s VIN search tool to check if your vehicle has been recalled or requires repairs.
- Perform a vehicle safety checklist before leaving for your destination.
- Check that every person in your vehicle is wearing a seat belt.
- Make sure that any children under the age of 13 are riding in the back seat.
- Review the NHTSA’s child passenger safety recommendations to verify that your car seat or booster seat is properly installed and appropriate for your child’s size.
- Never leave a pet or child unattended in your vehicle.
- Obey all speed limits, traffic signs, and state driving laws.
- Always be mindful of pedestrians, bicyclists, and “scooterists.”
- Stop for passersby waiting at marked and unmarked crosswalks.
- Never assume that a motorist or pedestrian can see you – they may be distracted, disabled, or impaired.
- Drive cautiously around schools and neighborhoods.
- Keep your eyes on the road and your cellphone locked away.
- Avoid texting, eating, drinking, or talking to passengers while driving.
- Never consume alcohol, prescription drugs that cause fatigue or confusion, or illegal drugs if you plan to drive.
There are a few things you can do to show your support for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and National Traffic Awareness Month. For example, you can share news reports, safety guides, personal stories, and links from the NHTSA website on your social media accounts. You can also plan or participate in community events or donate to an organization that combats unsafe driving practices.
Do You Require Legal Guidance or Representation After a Car Accident?
Contact the car accident lawyers at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. if you or a loved one has been injured by the choices and actions of a negligent driver. Our client-driven legal team has been representing the rights and interests of the wrongfully injured for over 40 years. With our assistance, you can recover monetary damages that account for your medical bills and other financial losses.
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