How Reducing Your Speed Can Help You Avoid a Daytona Beach Car Accident

Daytona Beach car accidents occur at alarming rates. However, statistics suggest that reducing your speed, especially in certain situations, can help you avoid becoming a statistic. You should always be aware of how fast you are driving, no matter the situation. 


In this informative article, our team discusses particular situations in which you should reduce your speed.


Near Children and Schools

It’s a known fact that children, especially when near streets and schools, are unpredictable. Their sudden appearance can result in a serious pedestrian accident. You should always be aware of and obey all posted speed limit signs. In addition, you should always be on the lookout for:

  • Other pedestrians along the road.
  • Children on bikes.
  • Crossing guards and school safety patrols.
  • Stopped cars and school buses that children may be exiting. 


Heavy Traffic 

It’s more difficult to navigate a vehicle when freeways and streets are congested. Eliminate sudden lane changes and passing other vehicles at a high rate of speed. Stay out of the "Number 1 Lane” if you are driving slower than other traffic.


Bad Weather

Everyone knows that it rains a lot in Florida. Bad weather reduces visibility and produces wet and slippery road conditions, especially if it hasn’t rained in a while. Reducing your speed will help keep you from losing control of your vehicle and avoid sudden road hazards.


Larger Vehicles

Larger vehicles such as trucks, buses, and towing vehicles pose inherent dangers of their own. Keep in mind that their blind spots are much larger than yours, making it more difficult to see you. Never assume another driver can see you. An erratic decision by a driver of a large vehicle can result in you losing control of your vehicle.


If You Have Been Injured in an Accident

Not all drivers you share the Florida roadways with practice the same safe driving habits that you do, nor do they all drive at reasonable speeds. Their negligence can result in you or a loved one suffering a serious and debilitating injury. However, you might be able to hold them responsible for your damages and injuries.


Contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. if you or someone you know has been seriously injured in an accident. Our team can be reached at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890. We have helped countless Floridians get the compensation they deserve.