Florida residents who look to technology to help improve safety on the road might want to think again. Certainly many of the features being developed and incorporated into new cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles today are designed specifically to reduce or avoid accidents or to minimize injuries in the event that an accident occur. Things like automatic emergency braking or forward collision warning systems are geared toward prevention. Other things like airbags are intended to help if crashes happen.
By anyone's account, this year's hurricane season has hit with a vengeance and residents in Florida know this all too well. The path of destruction left in the sunshine state by hurricane Irma will take some time to recover from. Many people chose to evacuate and leave the area before the storm hit knowing that they may not be able to save their homes but they could save their lives. That is precisely what one man and his partner did.
Florida residents who have been involved in accidents in which they are accused of having been impaired by alcohol or drugs can sometimes face a long defense process, especially if the two sides in the case do not agree about the alleged impairment. An example of this can be seen in a case involving an accident that took place on a Friday afternoon near Wauchula in December of 2011.
Florida residents know all too well that there can be negligent drivers on the road at any time. However, they should also know that the law puts in place things that are designed to help them be safe and reduce their chances of being injured or killed by these negligent drivers and their poor decisions. Sadly in Florida this may not always be the case.
Floridian drivers who get into car accidents may have a greater chance of suffering from certain injuries over others. Though it depends on the type of crash, there are some body parts that are more susceptible to harm, and certain injuries that are more likely to occur.
As the summer holiday season is in full swing in Florida, it is a known fact that many people on the roads are out driving after they have been drinking. Whether a casual beer at a backyard barbeque or a night of heavy drinking on the town, such acts put innocent people at risk unnecessarily. When drivers make the choice to get behind the wheel of vehicles after consuming alcohol, they need to be prepared for the consequences of their actions.
Florida residents ideally should be able to trust that other drivers will act responsibly even if only to avoid injury to themselves let alone for the safety and benefit of others. While most people do this, sadly not all are so focused on being safe and careful. When an accident happens, people involved should then be able to trust that justice can be served. An accident that happened roughly two and a half years ago has recently made its way to a criminal trial.
When Florida residents find themselves or someone they love seriously injured in accidents caused by the negligent actions of others, it is only logical that they look for ways to be compensated appropriately. However, there can be situations when receiving this compensation takes some persistence and a case in Daytona Beach provides such an example. It also illustrates the importance of remaining persistence in these times.
Whether or not the average Florida resident is ready to share the road with self-driving cars, the reality is that automakers and technology companies are working hard to get these vehicles on the road. In fact, one recent report indicated that the state of California has indicated it will allow self-driving cars without any humans inside on its roads by the end of this year. Currently the autonomous vehicles on roads in California or elsewhere are all accompanied by human drivers able to take over when and where needed.
Florida residents who are concerned about the dangers posed to them by the many people who choose to text or make phone calls while driving should take heed. In 2016 alone, more than 200 people were killed in distracted driving accidents. In the same year, a whopping 45,000 motor vehicle accidents are said to have been caused by some form of distracted driving.