Traffic accidents are often the result of a driver’s negligent or reckless actions, and it is possible to prevent many of these events by careful operation of a vehicle. In certain parts of Florida, there has been a rise in the number of motor vehicle accidents caused by some of these behaviors, like speeding and aggressive driving. As a result, law enforcement has increased patrols and surveillance on some roads.
A growing concern on Florida roads
Speed is one of the most common types of reckless driving on Florida roads. Driving at increased speed not only makes it more likely one will be in an accident, but it also increases the chance of more severe damage if a crash occurs. Law enforcement intends to fight this by issuing more tickets and fining drivers who place motorists at risk with their reckless actions.
In conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, law enforcement departments in Bay County and Jackson County will increase monitoring for speeding drivers. Called Operation Southern Shield, the initiative will focus solely on pulling over and citing drivers going over the speed limit. Crash fatalities have increased in the state over the past year, and speed has played a role in many of these crashes.
What can victims do?
Victims of motor vehicle accidents could have legal options available to them. If a speeding driver is to blame for a crash that left one injured or dead, there may be grounds to pursue compensation through a civil claim. A victim or loved ones may begin this process by seeking an assessment of their case with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney.