Whether you live in Florida City, Miami, or any community, the Fourth of July weekend is a chance to spend time relaxing with friends and family. At Flaxman Law Group, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Roundabouts are designed to reduce traffic congestion and make our roads safer. Florida has adopted them widely, so there are about 300 roundabouts on Florida roads and 20 on highways across the state. Unlike intersections, roundabouts don’t use road signs and full stops. Instead, drivers yield right of way, improving the flow of traffic.
While studies have shown that roundabouts reduce the risk of accidents, motorists are sometimes intimidated by them and aren’t sure how to drive safely through a roundabout. We’ve created this guide to help you.
Crosswalks in Cutler Bay and other South Florida communities are intended to designate clear areas for pedestrians to safely cross the street and to help drivers identify where pedestrians may be crossing. Despite this, however, intersection accidents and pedestrian accidents in Cutler Bay and other communities continue to happen.
Both motorists and pedestrians can take steps to make our streets safer for everyone. For example, both can teach their children about crosswalk safety. In addition, pedestrians can reduce their risk of injury if they:
School buses take children safely to and from school, but these large vehicles are often slower-moving and make frequent stops, which means other users of the road have to use additional caution around these vehicles.
Work zones include road work sites, construction job sites, and other temporary project areas where construction workers, contractors, and other professionals are building infrastructure or structures or are fixing them.
Work zones are a considerable risk for workers. In 2020 alone, 117 workers sustained fatal injuries on highway work sites. They also pose a risk of car accidents for those just passing through these areas.
According to FDOT, the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most dangerous for teen drivers, with the majority fatal accidents involving young drivers taking place in this time period every year. In fact, these summer days are so dangerous, FDOT has dubbed them the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.
Pedestrian accidents are a leading cause of injury in Plantation and other South Florida communities. Whether you live in Miami, Homestead, Plantation, or any other city or town, there are things you can do to reduce the risk of pedestrian accidents—especially if you’re a parent.
Children are unfortunately especially at risk of pedestrian accidents. They may walk to school, for example, and may be less visible to drivers because they are smaller. Kids can also forget about the rules of road safety when they’re excited about getting somewhere and may accidentally dart into the street.
It is estimated that speeding contributes to about a third of all traffic accident deaths. Speeding can involve a driver exceeding the posted speed limit or it can mean a driver going the posted speed limit but too fast for road conditions.
Speeding is dangerous because it may not leave a driver with enough time to respond to an unexpected event. It can also cause drivers to lose control of their car and cause a traffic crash. In the event of an accident, speed can make a collision higher impact and more serious. The car can leave the road due to the force of the impact, can rollover, and can crash into multiple cars or objects before coming to a full stop.
Speeding and Aggressive Driving