Driving in Florida or any other state can be difficult during the dawn and dusk hours. This is because bright sunshine can make it difficult to see or judge where other cars or people are. One way to make driving in bright conditions easier is to buy a pair of sunglasses. In addition, drivers should make use of their sun visors as it will block sunlight without impairing their vision.
While Halloween may be a time of revelry for children in Florida and throughout the country, it can be a dangerous day as well. There is a 12-hour window starting at 6 p.m. on October 31 that lasts until 6 a.m. on November 1 in which people are most likely to be killed in drunk driving accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Teen drivers in Florida are statistically more likely to be involved in serious car accidents than drivers in all other age groups. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released driver statistics regarding teen driver safety ahead of National Teen Driver Safety Week.
Drivers in Florida who use car safety features like blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking run the risk of becoming complacent on the road. It should be kept in mind that such features are meant to assist, not replace, drivers. However, a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that overreliance on car safety tech is a widespread trend.
The mobile workforce in Florida, as in the rest of the U.S., is becoming more connected, and with this comes a greater risk for smartphone use behind the wheel. A report from the vehicle management and reimbursement platform Motus shows just how connected the rise in smartphone use is with the rise in car crashes among mobile workers.
As Florida readers know, the state is in the midst of its rainy season. This means that powerful thunderstorms roll through on a near daily basis, which can cause dangerous conditions on area roadways. Here are a few basic safety tips to help drivers successfully weather the storms.
Backup crashes can result in property damage as well as serious injuries if pedestrians are involved. They sometimes end in the deaths of young children, too. Florida residents should know, however, that safety technology for newer vehicles can help reduce their risk for backup crashes. A report states that those with rear automatic braking in their vehicles report 62 percent fewer backup crashes than those without.
Florida residents who want to be safety-minded drivers, especially during the school year, can take the following tips into account. While they cannot prevent all accidents, they can drastically reduce the chances of one. The first things to remember are the laws regarding school buses. It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus on an undivided highway.
Most drivers in Florida are familiar with a few dangerous intersections in the state. For example, some roads with high speed limits come together with only a stop sign joining them. At night or in situations of low visibility, it can be far too easy for a devastating crash to occur. While traffic authorities can take action to improve the safety of these junction points by clearing away visual obstructions and adding additional warning signs, the intersections can remain the site of many crashes.
Auto accidents can occur at any time through someone's negligence. While nobody can completely prevent crashes, Florida drivers can still reduce the chances of one through various safe practices. For example, drivers should keep their eyes on the road at all times, avoiding all cell phone use. They should not eat or reach for things that have fallen to the floor.