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.
Many Florida residents may be aware of the continued effort by advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and believe that the message about how dangerous drinking and driving really can be is getting through to people. While that may be true in some cases, there are still far too many people out there who have yet to embrace this reality as they continue to make the choice to drive after drinking alcohol.
Every time you get into your vehicle in Florida, you know that there always exists the potential that you may be involved in an accident. Certainly you cannot let that prevent you from living your life but being aware of accident volumes and trends is important. Data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that most of 2016 was deadlier than 2015 on U.S. roads and highways.
Most Florida residents have heard the horror stories of drunk driving accidents that take the lives of innocent people leaving friends and families to grieve the loss of their loved ones. These unnecessary and completely avoidable accidents sadly continue to happen despite public awareness that driving after drinking is indeed dangerous - and even deadly.