It’s not surprising to learn that most Southwest Florida car accidents occur due to driver negligence. Excessive speeding, distracted driving, missed red lights are all contributors. Did you know that according to the Insurance Information Institute (III), 90 people die and another 6,337 people are injured in motor vehicle crashes every day.
Most accidents can be prevented. You drive safely, but you can’t control how other drivers behave or react. To reduce your chances of being in an accident, it helps to drive defensively. Some defensive driving tips include:
Never assume that other motorists will make the safe decision. You can’t control their conduct, but you’re in control of how you react.
When you’re behind the wheel, the only thing you should be focused on is driving safely. Eliminate all other distractions so you’re able to better react because even a split-second matters.
3-4 Second Rule
Experts emphasize that it takes about 3-4 seconds for your vehicle to come to a complete stop when you hit the brakes. If you’re moving too fast, that time frame shrinks.
Understand Common Risks
It’s simple, but effective. Give large trucks and commercial vehicles plenty of room, steer clear of people driving erratically, and keep a lookout for cyclists and pedestrians.
Use Your Turn Signals
Again, simple but effective. Your turn signal helps others anticipate your upcoming move.
Hopefully you can utilize these and other defensive driving techniques to reduce the chance of getting into an accident across Naples and Southwest Florida.
At Weinstein & Cohen, we have more than 50 years of combined experience fighting for accident victim’s rights. Vehicle accidents is a specialty practice of ours. Our experienced Miami and Naples accident attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen will put your priorities first. If you or someone you care about has been injured or involved in an accident across South Florida or Southwest Florida, contact the accident lawyers and Miami and Naples personal injury attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen at 305-374-1011 or 239-793-3331, or visit fairnessforall.com for an absolutely free legal consultation to learn more about your options.