Although Spring Break is over for most schools, there are still a number of universities across the country who will be taking their spring vacation this week, and even into the first week of April, with students visiting Panama City Beach, Daytona Beach and other ocean-side destinations.
A tragic car accident last week claimed the lives of two spring breakers on their way home from Florida to Ohio. A 21-year-old driver and her three friends were in the car. The driver drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and she overcorrected, which caused the car to rotate into the path of a pickup truck. The driver and front-seat passenger died.
Whether you are on a long road trip to Florida this spring break or your driving is limited to a few square miles, please consider these tips for preventing car accidents and the injuries and fatalities they can cause:
- Minimize driver distractions however you can. Turn the radio off if you need to and focus on the road instead of the conversation if you need to.
- Don’t allow anyone traveling with you to consume alcohol in your car.
- Make sure you and your passengers are wearing your seatbelts any time you’re in the car.
- Obey the speed limit and all other traffic laws.
- Remain alert for pedestrians crossing the roads in congested areas.
Although it may feel awkward asking for limited distractions while you are driving with friends, you may be able to save lives and prevent serious injuries that can result from car accidents.
To speak to an experienced Orlando accident attorney about the details of your car accident injuries, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a free consultation.