Rue & Ziffra take pride in being Daytona Beach attorneys and serving the citizens of Volusia County and surrounding areas. At our law offices we will provide every client with an experienced Daytona Beach attorney.
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 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. At Rue & Ziffra we provide the best Daytona Beach lawyers for any incident.
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.