Shoulder season refers to those times of year in between busy tourist seasons. In the Miami area, these are April and May, and again in September and October. However, while roads may be less crowded, it is still a good idea to practice safe and courteous driving habits to help prevent causing a car accident.
Car Accidents in Miami
There are more than 60,000 car accidents in the Miami area every year. On average, a little more than half of these result in injury with a few hundred each year resulting in fatalities. Some of the most common injuries in Miami car accidents are brain injury, spinal cord injury, and disfigurement, all of which can have long-term and even permanent consequences. Doing your part to help keep the streets safe can work to reduce your risk of serious injury – and the potential of you doing serious harm to someone else.
Tips for Safe Driving
No matter the season, it is always a good idea to avoid distractions while driving. This includes using a cellphone to talk or text, eating and drinking, grooming yourself, and rubbernecking. Keeping your eyes and attention on the road allows you to react to changing conditions.
Staying sober is also essential. Driving after even one drink can delay reaction time and critical thinking. Choose instead to bike or walk, use public transportations or rideshare, or rely on a sober friend if you plan on enjoying alcohol.
You can further reduce your risk of causing an accident by:
- Following traffic signs and signals
- Refraining from aggressive behaviors like tailgating
- Allowing plenty of space between yours and other vehicles on the road
- Remaining courteous and gracious, even in heavy traffic
Keeping your head and paying attention are both important aspects of safe driving. Do your part to keep the roads safe by remaining calm and following traffic flow, even when things get stressful.
Contact Us if You Need Help
Even the best drivers cannot always avoid being injured in an accident. If you suffer harm in an accident you didn’t cause, you may be entitled to seek compensation well beyond the initial offers from insurance.
Contact Hickey Law Firm at 305-371-8000 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights. NOBODY FIGHTS HARDER. NOBODY FIGHTS SMARTER. NOBODY. HICKEY LAW FIRM.