As a South Florida driver, it’s important to keep safety in mind at all times. Otherwise, negative driving habits can develop over time. For example, texting and driving is one of the most common problems among drivers, even though it’s against the Florida law.
The following six instances are situations that almost every driver has given in to at one point or another. The following should be avoided at all costs.
What to Avoid While Driving
You definitely do not want to drive while distracted. That one text or that one email are not worth risking your life for. However, this involves more than emailing or texting. Eating, using Google maps, talking on the phone and anything else that takes your eyes off the road is considered a distraction.
Driving Under the Influence
If you have been drinking, do not drive. Drivers under the influence don’t realize how impaired their reasoning abilities and reflexes are.
It’s important to follow the speed limit signs and be aware that just going 40mph in a 30mph zone can mean the difference between life and death when it comes to a pedestrian accident.
Driving in Bad Weather
If you see that the weather conditions are severe you should avoid getting on the road. Rain, hurricanes, tropical storms, and snowstorms are terribly dangerous to drive in. Also, don’t hesitate to pull off to the side of the road or turn back if you cannot see. An estimated 1.5 million accidents are caused by bad weather conditions each year.
Driving while tired is just as dangerous as drunk driving because your ability to react is off.
Driving While Sick
If you are sick, you usually aren’t yourself and you feel a bit drowsy. Also, if you’re on cold or cough medicine, or any other medication, that can affect your reactive time. You should stay at home to rest. It’s safer to ask someone to drive you.
The Ticktin Law Group Can Help You
If you find yourself in the unfortunate predicament of being hurt in an auto accident, contact The Ticktin Law Group. We handle cases on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything unless we collect money for you. To see if you have a case, schedule a free consultation. Our experienced Personal Injury attorneys will go over the facts of your claim to help you get a much better idea of the steps to take. For a free consultation, call (561) 232-2222 or complete the contact form here.