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Dangerous Interstates

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In Volusia County, we have quite a few things to be proud of. We boast about having the World’s Most Famous Beach, we host one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country, and two of the most dangerous interstates in the country can be found here. Okay, so we can’t really be proud of that last part, but that doesn’t make it any less true. I-95 is considered the most dangerous interstate in the entire country, which honestly is not too surprising. Even though it runs through almost every city in Volusia County, from Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach all the way up past Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, we are just a tiny part of I-95. The majority of it runs up through the rest of Florida and all the way to the edge of Maine, where it becomes Canada’s Route 95. Our little section sees plenty of accidents though, especially in the areas between South Daytona and Ormond Beach, where quite a few exits are found in close proximity.

The other most dangerous interstate is, as many have most likely guessed, I-4. I-4 is an interesting interstate because it is so short, yet so well known. If you travel from its beginning in Daytona Beach to it’s end in Tampa, without encountering traffic, it would only take about 2 hours. All along I-4, however, you are going to find delays in the form of traffic accidents, construction, and really just random patches of traffic. In some parts of I-4, especially in the heart of Orlando, you will find constantly changing numbers of lanes, exits built on top of exits, and plenty of drivers trying to navigate it all. Other smaller areas such as Sanford and Altamonte Springs will also have its fair share of traffic problems. Sometimes you will find yourself waiting in stop and go traffic for just a couple of minutes, while other times you will be sitting still for half an hour.

Not everyone on I-4 is all that patient though. When the traffic is bad enough, you might find some drivers treating it like a Mad Max film. They will take the smallest openings possible, cut off other drivers, and even take to the shoulders and exit lanes to gain a few spaces. They think they are crafty until they slip up and get in an accident, creating even more of the traffic they were trying to outsmart. Luckily traffic creates slower speeds and therefore smaller traffic accidents. In the more free flowing areas, however, the automobile accidents become much more severe. Speed limits can get as high as 60 and 70 miles per hour, and it only takes a small bump to create a large mess.

Even though most accidents don’t actually happen here in Volusia County, they are still a large problem for us. Mainly because so many from Volusia County use I-4 to get around Florida. Many of the big events that take place in the state tend to be in Orlando, from concerts to sporting events. So many people here take I-4 because it is a quicker, more direct route to Orlando, and it doesn’t have tolls like the 417 and 408. Many people are more than happy to brave I-4 and it’s traffic to avoid spending the money in tolls.

The same can be said for I-95 since it is the easiest for people to get around Volusia County quickly, it sees constant use. It is difficult to avoid either interstate and still get around to jobs and appointments on time. So Rue & Ziffra make it a point to show diligence when it comes to being Volusia County automobile accident attorneys. We help to represent countless clients each year who face injuries and damages from automobile accidents. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you find yourself involved in an automobile accident. As soon as you get medical treatment, pick up the phone and dial 1-800-526-4711. If you haven’t been involved in an accident, put our number in your contacts. It never hurts to be prepared.

Author: Gary Vela / Number of views (8) / Comments (0)

Daytona Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Daytona Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney

No one really just rides a motorcycle, because owning a motorcycle is so much more than simply owning a vehicle. Owning a motorcycle is a part of a lifestyle, one that is defined by the wind rushing past you as you ride down the interstate. It comes with an installed sense of freedom and adrenaline. It is all the benefits of an ordinary vehicle without a bunch of metal blocking you from the true thrills of the ride. This is one of the reasons why motorcycle accidents are so tragic. Not only is it the physical harm that comes from them, it’s the mental and spiritual aspects as well. It is the sudden impact that pulls you from this sense of freedom and adventure.

Motorcycle accidents happen far too often in the Daytona Beach area. As many of us know, Daytona Beach is a center for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. We host one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country with Bike Week, and again with Biketoberfest. Between these events, we have plenty of motorcycle dealers, along with bars and stores that cater to the motorcycle lifestyle. While it is a wonderful thing, the motorcycle rider culture blending so seamlessly with the beachside City of Daytona and the surrounding areas, it does open up some dangers as well.

With so many motorcycles and vehicles on the main roads, they are bound to collide at some point, and it’s never pretty when they do. The freedom that motorcycles give their riders is also a drawback. Motorcycles offer little to no protection to their riders. The only protection offered is what the rider wears. Helmets and protective jackets only do so much though, so to really keep riders safe, we need to be attentive on the road. If you drive in the area, you will notice “Look Twice, Save a Life” stickers all the way from Ormond Beach to New Smyrna Beach. This is the best advice for preventing motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles can be difficult to see, so if you need to change lanes always remember.

Use a Turning Signal
Look Twice Before Merging

These two simple rules can be the difference between life and death on the road. Follow them, and you might just save a rider’s life. Working as Daytona Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorneys, we see far too many lives drastically changed in an instant. If you are one of those lives affected this way, contact the law offices of Rue & Ziffra. We have over 40 years of experience in helping motorcycle riders just like you with their legal needs.

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