Don’t Let Spring Fever Lead To An Auto Accident
Spring break is in full swing here in Florida. That means plenty of winter-weary travelers are hitting the highways in search of some fun in the sun. More drivers on the road, distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and even inexperienced drivers all up the chances of a car accident occurring. While even the best drivers can get into a car accident, you can reduce your chances by remembering your defensive driving skills.
Defensive Driving Saves Lives
Defensive driving is sometimes confused with aggressive driving, but they are not the same thing. “Defensive” driving means defending or protecting yourself from threats on the road. Where an aggressive driver may try to get through that yellow light, a defensive driver will take stock of whether or not it would be safer to stop suddenly or to go through the yellow.
Being aware of your situation and thinking ahead are hallmark skills of a defensive driver. Defensive drivers:
- Stay focused on driving. They don’t use their phones or multi-task while driving, nor do they try to pick things up off the floor or reach into the backseat.
- Obey traffic laws and best practices. Sticking to the speed limit, obeying traffic signs and signals, yielding to pedestrians, and maintaining a safe distance between cars protect drivers and passengers.
- Are aware of other drivers. They pay attention to what other drivers are doing and are prepared to respond appropriately.
- Plan ahead. Know where you’re going and how long it takes to get there. Check your route ahead of time so you’re not surprised by construction or heavy traffic.
Involved in a Car Accident? Contact Us
Despite all of these precautions and your best intentions, car accidents can still happen. If you are involved in a car accident in Florida, contact The Beregovich Law Firm for help. We can help you navigate the insurance claims process, fight against denied claims, or file injury lawsuits. Contact us at (800) 631-9009 or email us to discuss your situation free of charge.