Summer Road Hazards
While Florida may feel like summer all year long, the months from May through September have the highest rate of motor vehicle crashes and fatalities than any other time of year. Several factors contribute to the uptick in summer road hazards. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.
More Inexperienced Drivers on the Road
Teen drivers who are out of school want to enjoy the summer season just like the rest of us. From going to the beach to traveling with friends, more inexperienced teen drivers are on the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death for U.S. teens. WeSaveLives.org reports that an average of 260 teens are killed in crashes each month during the summer, and distracted driving behaviors cause 60% of teen crashes.
With more people taking vacations and traveling during the summer season, more traffic can lead to congested roads. While it may seem logical that slower-moving vehicles may not pose an accident risk— think again. Traffic jams can cause drivers to display reckless driving behaviors such as tailgating, cutting off other motorists to get ahead, driving on the shoulder, and ignoring traffic signals and signs.
More Motorcyclists, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians are Sharing the Road
Floridians who like to ride motorcycles, bikes and go for walks can do so at any time of year due to our mild climate. However, when there are more cars, trucks, and buses on the road, it can lead to an increased risk of motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents. When driving next to motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, it’s critical to practice defensive driving and check your blind spots to ensure safety for everyone.
Injured in a Car Accident? Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. Can Help.
A motor vehicle crash can cause victims to sustain severe injuries that may require extensive immediate medical attention and cause long-term complications. When you need to heal from your injury, the last thing that you and your family need to worry about is medical bills and other costs relating to your recovery that can add financial burdens.
If another negligent driver caused your injury, our personal injury attorneys are here to help you seek justice. We have helped countless Floridians receive the compensation they deserve, and we want to do the same for you.
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