What Causes Most Car Accidents in Florida?
With more than 400,000 car accidents reported on Florida’s roadways each year, drivers are asking what causes most car accidents in Florida and how we can avoid them. The simple answer is to stay alert and be aware. Driving requires 100% of your attention at all times and even minor distractions can have devastating or even deadly consequences.
These are the top five causes of Florida car accidents.
5. Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel
When you drive while very tired your reaction time is slowed dramatically and you are not alert to changing road conditions.
4. Drunk (or Drugged) Driving
Under the influence of drugs or alcohol, your reaction time is delayed and you are again not alert to the changing road conditions.
3. Texting While Driving
When you send or read a text message while driving your eyes are off the road, one or both hands are off the wheel and you are totally unprepared for changing road conditions.
2. Failure to Obey Traffic Signs and Signals
This one is self-explanatory. This is very dangerous because other drivers must anticipate your actions; failure to obey signs and signals makes you unpredictable and greatly increases your odds of a collision.
The speed limits are set with consideration for the roadway hazards that you could encounter. When you fail to obey the speed limit you are not allowing yourself enough time to react if you encounter an obstacle. This also includes driving too fast for the conditions. When weather conditions limit your visibility, do not risk your safety and the safety of everyone else on the road. Reduce your speed or get off the road if necessary.
What causes most car accidents in Florida are a distraction, failure to focus, and rushing. The best thing you can do as a driver is to be sure that anytime you are driving, you are alert and aware of your surroundings. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a distracted or otherwise negligent driver, call Casas Law in West Palm Beach, Florida for a free consultation today.
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