Why do intersection accidents frequently occur? Since drivers cant avoid driving in intersections, how can we avoid being in an intersection accident?
You are correct. Intersections are hard to avoid while traveling in the car, and they are one location in which many accidents, in Florida and throughout the nation, occur. This is often because there is more traffic traveling through an intersection, which increases the chances of a collision.
Additionally, intersections are often chaotic, as roads are merging from many different directions. When drivers aren’t paying close attention to the road and other motorists sharing the road with them, the potential for collisions at intersections increases.
There are many factors that lead to intersection accidents in Florida, including:
- Traffic congestion
- Failure to obey road rules
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Poor vision
Because you really cannot avoid traveling through intersections, it is best to proceed through them with great caution. You are the only one that can control your actions. Always make sure you stop at red lights, don’t make a turn in front of an oncoming car, don’t speed up when the light turns yellow and always yield to pedestrians and bicyclists at intersections.
If another driver’s negligence caused your South Florida car crash, you may be entitled to a financial recovery. Call a knowledgeable Sarasota car crash attorney at the Mallard Law Firm today at (888) 409-3805 for a free discussion of your case and for a complimentary copy of our book, The Florida Accident Handbook: What You Need to Know After an Auto, Truck or Bicycle Accident.