As our children head back to school, it is a great time to think about our driving habits to avoid an unnecessary motor vehicle accident. Here are Weldon & Rothman, PL’s driving tips as you hit the road this school year:
Leave home early – Many SWFL car accidents occur when drivers are in a rush. This can cause drivers to be distracted, take their hands off the road (multi-tasking), and fail to obey the speed limits. Try to leave the house 10-15 minutes earlier and you will be a more relaxed and careful driver.
Avoid distractions while driving – One of the dangers that we unfortunately see too often is a distracted driver, texting or playing on their mobile device. Nothing can be that important to put you and your family’s lives at risk.
Slow down – Speed is one of the leading causes of car vs. pedestrian accidents and car vs. bike accidents. We all know that children have a higher tendency to dart into roadways than adults. School bus stops can be a dangerous area when children are playing, or simply attempting to cross a roadway. Be on the look out for bus stops and cross-walks and slow down in the area.
Obey bus passing laws – This goes without saying, but be observant of all bus stop signals and do not pass a bus that is stopped with signals on.
With a little common sense and some patience, we can make this a safe school year on our Southwest Florida roads. Should you or your family be involved in a car accident, and have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office and our attorneys will meet with you in person.
Weldon & Rothman, PL
Naples – Main Office
7935 Airport Pulling Rd N, Suite 205
Naples, FL 34109
Sarasota – Satellite Office
1990 Main Street, Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
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