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July is Wrong Way Driving Awareness Month

July is Wrong Way Driving Awareness Month

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has designated July as Wrong Way Driving Awareness Month. Wrong way driving collisions occur when vehicles fail to observe pavement markings and posted traffic signs and proceed into a lane going the wrong direction. The majority of wrong way driving collisions are head-on, resulting in three-quarters of all wrong way fatalities.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles offer these tips to help drivers avoid wrong way driving collisions:

  • #StayRightatNight! Motorists are encouraged to stay in the right lane in order to minimize the chance of colliding with a driver traveling in the opposite direction.
  • Stay alert! Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and avoid driving with other distractions like cell phones.
  • Learn and obey all traffic signs. It is especially important to recognize red signs. If you drive past one, immediately turn around!
  • Report wrong way drivers. If you see a driver driving in the wrong direction, you should immediately dial 911. If the driver is approaching you, reduce your speed and pull off the roadway.

For more information on Wrong Way Driving Awareness Month, please visit DHSMV online.

Call Our Wrong Way Accident Lawyers in Clearwater

Wrong way drivers that cause dangerous and potentially deadly head-on collisions should be held responsible for their negligence. If you or someone you know has been injured in a wrong way driving collision, or you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you should immediately get in touch with a Clearwater car accident attorney at Roman & Gaynor. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including property damage, medical bills, lost wages and/or earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. If you’ve lost a loved one, a wrongful death claim may also bring compensation for things like loss of financial support, loss of consortium, emotional distress, and more.

Because each car accident case is different, we encourage you to get in touch with our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation. We can help you understand your rights as a victim and guide you through the legal process. With nearly 50 years of experience, you can trust that we have what it takes to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

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