It seems as though summer never ends in Florida. In fact, the state has some of the highest temperatures during the winter months, with some areas of the state experiencing highs at 77 degrees Fahrenheit. While some parts of the country experience snow, ice, and other inclement weather, Florida does not necessarily go through the same winter weather events.
Some may assume that driving in Florida during the winter is safer since there are fewer chances for inclement weather. However, this assumption is not true. Michles & Booth can help explain what winter weather driving factors you should be aware of when traveling in Florida.
Regularly Maintain Your Car
As the winter months progress, it is crucial to check and maintain your vehicle regularly. By attending to essential maintenance, you can avoid a breakdown or potential accident on the roads. Part of this routine maintenance is to examine your tires, both the tread and pressure. While tire pressure is more affected by colder temperatures, it can still cause issues in Florida if not adequately monitored. If a tire blows out on the roads, you could potentially find yourself in a severe accident.
More Traffic Concerns
Due to Florida’s mild winters, it has become a destination for people during the year’s colder months. Because of this factor, there is an increase in traffic. This can cause more stress and worry for drivers. Furthermore, when there are more cars on the roads, the rate of traffic-related accidents rises. Some individuals also may engage in negligent driving, such as speeding, texting, or behaving recklessly on the roads. When you combine these factors with increased traffic, driving can become an even more dangerous activity.
Staying Safe in Florida
Doing your part to stay safe while driving in Florida can help reduce the possibility of an accident on your behalf. However, other drivers may still engage in reckless practices or fail to maintain their vehicles correctly. To further protect yourself, always make sure to wear a seatbelt when driving. Furthermore, drive defensively and stay aware of your surroundings at all times. By paying closer attention to what is happening around you, you may be able to avoid potential accidents.
Injured Due To A Driver’s Negligence?
If you or a loved one is injured due to another individual’s negligence in Florida, know that the team at Michles & Booth is here to help. We will fight for your rights and ensure that you receive appropriate compensation.
Call today at (800) 848-6168 for a free consultation.