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The importance of defensive driving during the summer season

On Behalf of | Jun 23, 2022 | Car Accidents

There is nothing new about the concept of driving defensively. It is a highly effective method of protecting yourself while in transit on the Florida highway system. However, not every motorist is concerned with being safe. There are some specific suggestions that safety advocates want to advance to all drivers during the summer months when traffic is naturally increased during vacation season. And this is especially true for Florida residents who must deal not only with local traffic but with the many tourists who make their way to the Sunshine State.

Stay alert

The first rule to defensive driving is staying alert at all times while behind the steering wheel of any automobile. Being aware of what is happening around the vehicle both behind and in front is vital to avoiding motor vehicle accidents during the most intense 100 days of traffic in the summer.

Adhere to the rules of the road

Many auto accidents happen when drivers do not stay within the limits of the law. Speeding is the first violation for many, but the truth is that failure to use signal indicators and following too closely behind a vehicle are also common causes of collisions. It is also a good decision to make sure that all vehicle lighting is working when driving during the evening.

Avoid distracted driving scenarios

Distracted driving is the result of many different circumstances, but drivers also do things that increase the potential for a distracted driving accident. Chief among these are using a cell phone while driving, and especially trying to text. It is also important to avoid eating while behind the wheel and avoid listening to very loud music while the vehicle is in transit.

These are just a few of the basic practices that defensive drivers use. And remember that the summer is indeed the most dangerous driving season of the year.