Buckle Up: Even Without Snow Storms Florida Gets It's Share Of Winter Car Crashes
While the Northeast toughs it out through the hazardous driving conditions from a major winter storm, we Floridians are basking in the sun.
But drivers stay alert because the snowbirds are here and the extra traffic on the roadways can increase the danger.The difference for us is the conditions set by busier roads don't go away with the pass of a snow plow.
Our seasonal residents will be adding to our traffic woes for months. While weather generally cooperates with us during the winter months, the major increase in traffic on both the interstates and major roadways like Tamiami trail and Manatee Avenue can cause things to turn ugly. Usually resulting in not only additional fender-benders but also an increase in serious or even fatal auto accidents.
New mobile gadgets can add to the issues with season drivers distracted by using their GPS, or iphones to get around town instead of watching the road. In 2013 new auto insurance rules take effect limiting the amount of personal injury protection coverage from $10,000 down to $2,500. The new laws will make the potential consequences of an accident even worse, just as our busy season is under way.
So when the snow storms bring us the snow birds, buckle up, check your mirrors twice before changing lanes and leave the iphone off.
If you have been injured in an auto accident don't let the insurance adjuster decide what your injuries and lost income are worth. Contact the experienced auto accident lawyers of Goldman Babboni & Walsh.