Don’t Drive Like the Daytona 500

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

One of Florida’s signature sporting events is coming to Daytona Beach this Sunday. Though the first official race of the 2015 NASCAR season might have fans geared up, treating the road like a racetrack will only increase your risk of an auto accident.

NASCAR drivers are obviously very talented behind the wheel. With stock cars capable of reaching speeds of nearly 200 mph, not just anyone can hope to handle straightaways and curves like current champion Kevin Harvick.

While we hope everybody enjoys the Daytona 500 this weekend, it’s important to leave the driving you see on TV to the professionals. Some of the most common causes of collisions stem from failure to control the car due to carelessness such as:

  • Speeding – driving faster creates a greater distance needed to make a complete stop
  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Aggressive driving such as cutting off other drivers, tailgating, and more

Unfortunately, any major sporting event is usually accompanied by alcohol consumption. Drunk driving is another leading cause of auto accidents, which is why all fans should plan to avoid drinking too much during the race so they can be sober to safely drive home.

If you or somebody you love was hurt because a careless driver was treating the road like their own personal grand prix, please contact the Orlando auto accident attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today. You can reach us online or call (407) 712-7300 for a free consultation.