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The Best Ways to Avoid Car Accidents on Florida Roadways

When behind the wheel of a car, all drivers should adhere to what it means to engage in road safety. This goes further than just keeping your eyes on the road. There are many ways that accidents take place due to the negligence of others including distracted driving, intoxicated driving, and many other aspects. There are many ways that drivers can avoid car accidents, even those that are caused by others.

Tips for Avoiding Serious Car Accidents 

Avoid Distractions: Of course, drivers should avoid distractions at all costs. However, you should always watch out for distracted drivers who share our roads as well. When you spot a driver who is looking down at their phone and swerving or does not have their full attention on the roads around them, you should always beware. Distracted driving on Florida roads is one of the most dangerous acts that takes place, taking the lives of 3,166 lives in only 2017. As such, you should always watch for the signs and avoid engaging in distracted driving yourself. 

Watch for Blind Spots: You should always be mindful of blind spots as well. To make sure that you can always spot blind spots, you should adjust your mirrors so that you can see everything happening around you and remember that semi-trucks have some of the largest blind spots of any vehicles on our roadways. This means that you should always maintain your distance.

Knowing Your Vehicle: If you are familiar with your vehicle, an accident is less likely to happen. You should always know how quickly you can stop in the blink of an eye in case another vehicle slams on its brakes. You should also know how well your vehicle is maintained and how well it will work in certain driving situations or weather conditions. 

Extra Caution at Night: Drivers might not pay close attention to the roads around them at night when it is more difficult to see. Drivers are unpredictable in the night hours and so you need to turn on your night vision and be extremely alert of everything going on around you.

Avoid Drowsy Driving: When a driver is tired, this can create many risks on the roadways around them. If you see a driver swerving around and it’s nighttime, it might be the cause of drowsy driving more than ever. You also want to stay alert, so make sure that you are always driving when you have had enough rest.

Avoid Aggressive Driving: If somebody is driving angrily, they tend to become more aggressive. This can lead to road rage. Do not engage with those who are letting their anger get in the way of their judgment.

How a Florida Car Accident Attorney Can Assist You

At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled car accident attorneys can assist you during one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. Our accident attorneys understand how tragic the aftermath of a collision can be and the lasting or permanent impact it can have on your life. You should never stand alone at this time. Please contact our accident attorneys at 904-647-2296 to find out how we can assist you.