With spring break just around the corner, many young individuals and families
will be traveling to different cities to enjoy new views, the outdoors,
and friends. Of course, time on the road means higher risks for serious
To keep yourself, your friends, and your family safe when traveling this
spring, consider the following 5 safety tips our Clearwater personal injury
lawyers have listed below:
1. Never Drive After You Have Consumed Any Amount of Alcohol.
Many people believe they are safe to drive after consuming alcohol because
they are not considered impaired. However, alcohol can cause individuals
to become fatigued or develop slower reaction times. For this reason,
it is important that drivers do not get behind the wheel after they have
consumed any alcoholic beverages.
2. Refrain from Driving When You are Sleepy.
When a sleepy person gets behind the wheel, they can create dangers for
all others sharing the road.
Fatigued drivers may not be fully aware of their surroundings, lack attention to details
on the road, and may not have the attention span they need to properly
react to road conditions. If drivers become sleepy, it is advised that
they pull over and rest until they are wide awake before getting behind
the wheel again.
3. Rotate Drivers During a Long Drive.
During a long drive, it can be easy for a person to lose focus and attention.
For this reason, it is wise to rotate drivers every couple hours. This
can ensure that each driver is not behind the wheel while sleepy or distracted.
4. Do Not Try to Read a Map or Look at Navigational Apps While Driving.
Many people rely on maps or navigational apps to get them to new destinations.
However, reading a map or using an electronic device while behind the
wheel can cause a person to become physically, visually, and mentally
distracted. It is recommended that a driver ask their passengers to relay any information
the driver may need while the vehicle is in motion. If a person is traveling
alone, they should pull over to read the map before getting behind the
5. Check the Tire Pressure Before Getting on the Road.
This is important especially when a person chooses to travel a long distance.
Before a long road trip, a person should take their car to a trusted mechanic
to ensure their tires are in good condition.
Our Team Wishes You and Your Family Safe Spring Break Travels!
At Roman & Gaynor, our Clearwater car accident attorneys are devoted
to protecting the safety of our clients. That is why we are ready to defend
the rights of those who have been involved in serious accidents. If you
were harmed in a vehicle collision during spring break, or any other time,
get in touch with our aggressive legal team at Roman & Gaynor right
away. We can work diligently to pursue maximum monetary compensation for
any physical harms, medical expenses, or emotional damages you may have
acquired as a result of your accident.
To discuss your case, call our Clearwater car accident lawyers at Roman
& Gaynor or fill out a free consultation form online! We have recovered
more than $65 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.