Animal Collisions are on the Rise in Florida

Hochman BlogAccording to a recent report by State Farm, collisions with animals have gone up nearly 30% (July 2020 to June 2021), amounting to a total of 50,800 claims, where last year’s number sat just below 39,000. While much of Florida is urbanized, much of it still remains rural, giving way for more opportunities for collisions. Most animal collisions occur between the months of October and December and typically involve deer, dogs, cars, farm animals, and certain rodents.

Since these accidents are quite common, especially at night, here are a few tips to follow to avoid needing a Miami traffic attorney.

  • Make sure your speed is low enough that you could stop at a moment’s notice should an animal hop into the road. This is a particularly important safety measure when driving on long stretches of road at night in desolate areas.
  • Use high beams at dusk and dawn.
  • Wear your seatbelt – it could save your life!
  • Avoid swerving if you do see an animal as serious crashes often result when drivers swerve to avoid hitting the animal – crashes with other vehicles or losing control of the vehicle can occur.

Exercise caution in areas where animal populations are high. However, you should always be alert and aware when driving.

This update is brought to you by Hochman & Goldin, P.A.,  red light camera violation attorney in Miami. For more rules of the road and driving tips, please visit us online.

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