Summer Roadway Safety

June 04, 2014

The school year is ending and summer fun is coming in to full swing for Tampa Bay families. Summer is a time to enjoy the warmer months and make great memories with the people you love. Beaching, boating, and cooking out, nothing beats spending time with family and friends enjoying the summer season. With summer upon us, it’s important to keep roadway safety in mind. As every experienced Tampa Personal Injury lawyer has seen, nothing ruins summer fun more quickly than an unexpected motor vehicle accident. Remember, staying safe in the summer doesn’t just help you – it helps those you love, too. Whether you are staying local or hitting the roads for a summer trip, here are a few easy tips to help keep you and your family safe on the roadways this summer:

  • Get your car inspected. Have a mechanic check out your car or other vehicle to make
    sure it is in good working order. Check all fluids, oil, tire pressure and the battery to make sure everything is working properly.
  • Always wear your seat belt. Wearing a seat belt every time you drive is the easiest way to protect yourself from serious injury or death in most car accidents. Before you start the car, buckle up, and make sure everyone else in the vehicle is buckled up, as well.
  • Avoid distractions while driving. Put away the cell phone, queue up your favorite music before you start driving, and save your snacks for your summer fun destination. Getting plenty of rest before you hit the road will help you stay alert and drive more safely, too.
  • Use the right car seat. Use the proper car seat for each child’s height and weight, and make sure that each car seat is properly installed. Visit http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/cps/ for a list of car seat safety inspection stations in Florida.
  • Enjoy alcohol responsibly. If you plan to drink at a summer event, ensure you have a sober ride home. Put the numbers of local cab companies in your cell phone so you can always call a safe ride – for yourself or for anyone else who needs one.
  • By being an alert and careful driver, you can help reduce the chance of an accident and focus on having a fun and relaxing summer. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, remember help is right here for you. At Spinner Law Firm, we have helped hundreds of Florida drivers from Land O’ Lakes to Zephyrhills who have been injured in a motor vehicle crash and we are happy to help you if you need us. Call (813) 991-5099 for immediate and free help 24/7. Safe travels!

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