Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, adjacent to both the Atlantic Ocean coastline and Halifax River. It is situated north of Port Orange, south of Ormond Beach and east of DeLand. It is most commonly known for being the home of The World’s Most Famous Beach, as the area gets a lot of tourist visits during the summer months, winter season and spring break.
The City of Daytona Beach is regarded as the center of a rapidly urbanizing area within Volusia County. Due to the high amount of people visiting during popular vacation times, the city sees regular influxes of population growth.
|*Estimated Current Population||103,198|
|Average House Value||$91,920.00|
|Average Household Income||$33,866.40|
|Median Age (Male)||38.46|
|Median Age (Female)||43.98|
|*All population statistics received from zip-codes.com|
The World’s Most Famous Beach
Daytona Beach is a popular year-round vacation get-away, commonly noted as a spring-break destination for college students from its own universities (including Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona State College and Bethune-Cookman College) and others from around the United States.
Noted for its hard, white beach, the city has been the scene of automobile racing since 1902, with spurred the founding of the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing in 1947. This eventually led to the creation of the Daytona International Speedway, which continues to satisfy hundreds of thousands of speed-hungry fans each year during the Daytona 500.
During the first two weeks in March, Daytona Beach welcomes bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world. Known as Bike Week, it is a well-known motorcycle event and rally held annually throughout various parts of the city. The festivities include motorcycle racing, concerts, parties, street festivals and everything leather.
The Daytona Beach Bike Week rally started as the Daytona 200 race on January 24, 1937. This first race was held on 3.2 miles of beach and pavement, and was won by Ed Kretz riding an Indian motorcycle. After this, a similar race took place yearly, until it ceased from 1942 to 1947 due to World War II. During the years off, however, people in Daytona still enjoyed an unofficial “biker” event, which eventually became known as Bike Week.
As Bike Week still holds strong in the hearts of many individuals each year, it is important to remember that motorcycle accidents can and do occur. As accident attorneys located in Daytona Beach, we want to re-iterate the importance of always taking precaution when on the road and making sure you remember motorcycle safety tips and procedures if an accident where to happen. Do your part for you and your family – be proactive against motorcycle accidents.
Dangerous Highways in Daytona
There is no doubt that Daytona Beach receives a lot of tourism throughout the year, many of whom drive from other parts of the United States. This being said, it is important to realize that Volusia County is the only county in Florida that maintains long stretches of both Interstate 4 and Interstate 95, both of which were deemed two of the most dangerous highways by the National Highway Safety Administration. I-95 stretches 38 miles through Volusia County, running south from the Flagler County border just north of State Road 100 to the Brevard County border near Oak Hill, Florida. The 27 mile stretch of I-4 runs from the Seminole County border at the St. Johns River until it intersects with I-95 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
These two long stretches of roadway, as well as their point of intersection in Daytona, create the most dangerous stretches of highway in the country for automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents.
As a result, it is important that you take basic steps to protect yourself and your family from being involved in an automobile accident on an already dangerous road. Some simple steps you can take to avoid an accident on two of the country’s most dangerous highways which converge in Volusia County include:
- Always wear your seatbelt.
- Make sure children are in age appropriate car seats or booster seats.
- Do not drink and drive.
- Do not use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving.
- Do not drive in a hurry.
Rue & Ziffra, P.A. Sponsorships & Events in Daytona Beach
Below are some of the Daytona events and organizations Rue & Ziffra, P.A. has been proud to sponsor.
Rue & Ziffra, P.A. has been a proud sponsor of the Daytona Cubs baseball team over the years. The Cubs are an official minor league baseball team with their home base located at the Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach. Each season, fans from various cities around Volusia County (including Port Orange, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Ormond Beach) come to the park to cheer on their team.
The development of professional baseball in the Daytona Beach area can be dated back to 1920. City Island Ballpark hosted its first professional baseball team when the Class D Florida State League was established. There was no minor league team until the Chicago Cubs arrived in 1993. The team established their Advanced Class ‘A’ affiliation with the Daytona Cubs. Daytona has set new attendance records in each of the past three seasons including the 2006 record of 147,677 fans at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
Rock the Boot Hill Pink
On Sunday, February 27, 2011 our firm helped sponsor an event at the Boot Hill Saloon in Daytona Beach called Rock the Boot Hill Pink. The event featured live bands all day with proceeds going towards breast cancer awareness.
Bike Week at the Boot Hill Saloon
From March 5th – 12th the local motorcycle accident law firm, Rue & Ziffra, P.A., participated in the 2011 Bike Week events throughout Volusia County. Among the places they set up their tent was the Boot Hill Saloon, one of the major Daytona Beach hot spots for bikers.
The Rue & Ziffra, P.A. booth was open all day, every day during the week where attorneys and volunteers handed out free goodies such as backpacks and drink coozies. Visitors could also sign up for a chance to win a free Bike Week 2012 stay at an oceanfront resort in Daytona Beach. This year’s winner, Daytona resident Karen Serensky, won a 7 day, 6 night stay at the Plaza Ocean Club as well as a $500 gift card to Miller’s Custom Parts.
Skinner Round Up
On March 16th and 17th, 2011 our staff participated in the 5th annual Toyota Skinner Round-Up for Charity, sponsored by Rue & Ziffra, P.A. The event was hosted at the Daytona Beach International Speedway Fanzone and consisted of fun activities to help raise benefits for local Daytona Beach charities (such as the Second Harvest Food Bank and Greyhound Pets of America).
Included in the two-day festivities were live and silent auctions, live musical performances and a hoe down bash friendly to all ages! On the 17th, teams and individual players participated in a golf tournament during the day and a poker tournament that night at the Daytona Spruce Creek County Club.
Denim & Diamonds
Rue & Ziffra, P.A. is a proud sponsor of the “Denim & Diamonds” Cattle Barons Ball! It was held on June 18, 2011 at the Daytona 500 Club located in the Daytona Beach International Speedway. All proceeds raised benefitted the American Cancer Society.
Daytona Blues Festival
Our firm is proud to help sponsor the 2011 Daytona Blues Festival after their successful inaugural event last October. This year, all proceeds will be used for expansion of the neonatal intensive care unit at Halifax Health located in Daytona Beach and to the Camp Boggy Creek.
Jam for America
On Saturday, October 16, 2010, we helped sponsor the 2nd Annual Jam for America concert. Held in the Daytona Beach City Island Park (next to the Jackie Robinson ball park), the event featured live music from country artists Gretchen Wilson, Bucky Covington and more.
Our firm is also proud to be a participating sponsor for the Jam for America concert again in 2011!
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
On Sunday, May 15, 2011, Daytona Beach welcomed the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Peabody Auditorium off of A1A. Sponsored by Rue & Ziffra, P.A., the concert featured music by Rossini, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Special guest artist, Joshua Bell also performed.
The Orlando Philharmonic has running educational programs that serve the needs of the community by executing Young People’s Concerts, Tiny Tots programs and the Notes in Your Neighborhood program for elementary students.
Youth Baseball League Sponsors
Rue & Ziffra, P.A. is a proud sponsor of the City of Daytona Beach Youth Baseball League! The league consists of boys and girls ages 3 to 13, with over 150 players participating.
Crime Stoppers Community Banquet
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 some of our staff and other individuals from our community helped sponsor the 13th annual Crime Stoppers Community Banquet. The event was held at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona, honoring local law enforcement officers from Volusia County, Flagler County, Putnam County and St. Johns County.
All nominated officers where recognized at the banquet and one officer per county was awarded the Crime Stopper’s Officer of the Year award.
Embry-Riddle Tennis Camp
Rue & Ziffra, P.A. is a proud sponsor of the 2011 Embry-Riddle Tennis Camp. Embry-Riddle is an aeronautical university located off of Clyde Morris Blvd. in Daytona Beach.
Toys for Tots
Each year, our firm supports the Toys for Tots charity in order to help bring Christmas gifts to underprivileged children. Some of the events we sponsor, such as the annual Margarita Ball held in Daytona Beach, raises money and collects toys for this charity.
One of our Daytona Beach attorneys, David Sweat, has been involved in the Volusia County Teen Court Program by serving as a judge. The program is designed to help teens foster a sense of how the U.S. court system works.