While wrong-way drivers (WWD) are not the top reason for crashes in Florida, they do account for a large amount of fatalities and serious injuries when they happen. If you see a wrong-way driver, here is what to do:
- Use immediate caution and move to another lane
- Reduce Speed
- Pull over (is safely possible)
- Call 911
What is the state doing to avoid WWD accidents?
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has developed and installed technology all over the state to minimize the amount of WWD accidents. This technology not only detects when wrong way drivers come onto the highway, but it also notifies the authorities and signals to other cars that a WWD has been detected.
What are some of the main contributors of WWD?
- Alcohol and/or drug impairment / Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Late night driving (risk increases without a passenger)
- Distracted driving (texting and driving) – risk increases when driving on unfamiliar roads or road with confusing signage
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a WWD, call (813) 512-6011 or visit Cappylaw.com/contact. Our team understands that recovering from an accident of this magnitude can be difficult and requires intentional care and compassion. We are here to fight for the compensation you deserve, educate you, and be the support you need throughout your recovery process.
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