Remain Undistracted While Driving Through Road Construction To Prevent Accidents
Distracted driving occurs in a variety of different ways and for various reasons. The technological era has made our lives much more convenient than ever before, but we often try to rely on gadgets and gizmos a little too much. Vehicles are also featuring more and more computer and Internet-related components to make traveling easier, but there is no substitution for safe driving practices by automotive operators. It is never okay to text, or do other activities that take away from your abilities, but avoiding the tasks in areas with road work is essential to the safety and well-being of you, other drivers, and the construction crew.
Hurricane Irma left a lot of destruction behind to Florida's transportation infrastructure. Streets, bridges, and other areas received damage. Therefore, there is plenty of construction taking place to remedy the problems, and drivers must take extra safety precautions for the sake of everyone in the vicinity. Taking your eyes off of the road for just an instance can have lasting and dire consequences to a person's way of life. The call, text, app, or whatever can wait, and hopefully, together we can make our highways a little safer for everyday drivers and tourists.
Slow Down To Enjoy The Sunshine And Fresh Air
Appropriately reducing speeds in construction zones is not only the law, but it helps keep the hard-working men and women on the crew safe, or as close to safe as they can be with vehicles driving past them all of the time. It is not hard to become lost in the hustle and bustle that we call life, but keeping the throttle fully open in this situation is not a good idea. Imagine for a moment that traffic is flowing freely, you glance down for a brief moment to check the caller ID on your phone, only to veer into a barrier, pedestrian, or stopped car. Any of these occurrences can cause pain and suffering, but luckily, they are avoidable by just paying attention to your surroundings.
Signs are put in place to warn drivers about sudden lane closures and other road work aspects. However, becoming lost in a conversation with a passenger or another recipient on the phone might cause you to miss the indicators. When these actions occur, swerving into other lanes of traffic or slamming on the brakes to avoid hitting something are likely scenarios. Unfortunately, driving in this manner leads to a chain reaction, causing other cars and drivers to act in the same way. With so many vehicles attempting to do one thing at the same time, accidents will inevitably happen, and injuries like broken bones or worst can befall anyone and everyone in the immediate location.
Are You Entitled To Compensation?
Have you been injured in a car crash in St. Petersburg or a surrounding area, and was the accident caused by the negligent driving techniques of another person? If you answered yes to these questions, then consider contacting our office for a free case review to find out if the legal representation will benefit you. Not all claims become awarded with compensation, but we always fight with your best interests in mind and put a winning plan together to try and achieve the best possible outcome for you. Our team has over 100 years of legal experience, and we look forward to the opportunity of showing you why so many southwest Florida residents have trusted us with their injury needs.