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Extra Safety Precautions Can Prevent Florida Car Crashes Over the Memorial Day Weekend

According to AAA, about 1.5 million Floridians are expected to get into cars and travel over the Memorial Day weekend. Another 1.8 million will likely get on a bus, airplane, or train to go somewhere. Still others are expected to get on their chosen mode of transportation and head to Florida. With so many people traveling, the chances of a South Florida traffic crash happening can go up. Speeding, unfamiliarity with the roads, drunk driving, distracted driving, and congested traffic that can trigger impatience and shorten tempers, are just some of the reasons why car accidents may occur over the holiday weekend. Our Miami motor vehicle crash lawyers hope that you arrive safely to and from your different destinations. However, accidents can happen and driver error or carelessness is a common cause. You may not be able to control the behavior of other drivers, but there are safety precautions that you can take to protect yourself and decrease the chances you will be involved in a traffic crash, including: • Don’t speed • Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination • Inspect your car’s tire pressure, fluids, and wipers before going anywhere • Get an oil change if it’s time for your car to have one. • Be a defensive driver • Know where you are going • Be aware that some vehicles, such as large trucks, have blind spots • Be patient on the road. Know that everyone just wants to get to wherever they are going safely • Don’t drive while distracted • Pay attention • Don’t tailgate • Use a safety belt • Don’t drive while drunk or let anyone else whose drunk drive your car • Obey traffic rules • Watch out for pedestrians If you or someone you love was injured because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, contact our Palm Beach car accident lawyers today. Hitting Florida roads this weekend? Here's what to know about gas prices, travel, savings, Sun-Sentinel, May 26, 2011 Related Web Resources: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles NHTSA More Blog Posts: Florida Products Liability: Bill Could Make It Harder for Victims to Win Damages from Auto Manufacturers, Florida Injury Attorney Blog, May 4, 2011 Deadly South Florida Crash Near the Palm Beach County Line Claims the Life of Three Children, Injures Two Others, Florida Injury Attorney Blog, April 6, 2011 Jury Awards $2.25M Palm Beach County Wrongful Death Verdict in Fatal 2008 Boynton Beach Car Accident, Florida Injury Attorney Blog, March 16, 2011

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