Florida personal injury lawyer Martinez Manglardi PA is promoting The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles campaign to help prevent accidents. While the Sunshine State may be a visitor’s paradise, Florida is one of the most stressful places to live. Not surprisingly, a big stress factor in Florida is navigating the roadways. The mix of disoriented tourists, commercial traffic, commuters, and new and elderly drivers makes for dangerous driving.
More than 1,000 car accidents happen every day in Florida, almost 400,000 crashes a year. That’s 44 car accidents every hour, nearly a car accident a minute on Florida roads. Florida car accidents kill about 3,000 and injure more than 165,000 people every year. There were 30,000 car accidents in Orange County alone last year, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Across America, the leading cause of death for teenagers is car accidents.
Florida Highway Patrol is joining local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates for the national Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign this month – https://t.co/8CFvujxeCZ
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— Melissa Wandall (@MelissaWandall) March 14, 2019
Florida Personal Injury Lawyer: You Can Help Prevent Accidents
Basically, most car accidents come down to driver error. Officially, drunk drivers cause the most car accidents. Distracted driving is the next leading reason for car crashes. Distracted drivers who are calling, texting, scrolling or indulging other electronic distractions while behind the wheel cause almost 25% of accidents. People drive when they’re overtired, they drive too fast (or too slowly).
“Distracted driving is anything that takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road or mind off driving. It is extremely risky behavior that puts everyone on the road in danger.”
So make a special effort to focus your attention on driving the car when behind the wheel. Distracted driving is negligence. If an accident that wasn’t your fault causes you harm, you can talk with a Florida personal injury lawyer at no charge. Call the Orlando car accident attorneys at Martinez Manglardi, PA. We’ve been there for Central Florida accident victims for more than 30 years. Call 407-846-2240 for a consultation. Offices throughout Central Florida.