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10 Spring Break Safety Tips From Our Naples Personal Injury Lawyer


Spring break trips are popular, with people traveling to and from Naples and throughout Florida. This year, make safety a top priority. Our Naples personal injury lawyer offers ten tips to help prevent spring break accidents.

  1. Use caution on the roads.

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), close to 400,000 car accidents happen throughout the state each year. The risks are great, whether traveling here or in other states. Be cautious on the road, practice defensive driving, and wear a seat belt at all times.

  1. Be aware of other transportation hazards. 

Accidents can happen while taking other types of transportation. While major bus, train, or plane crashes are not common, personal injuries due to falls, getting struck by objects, or thrown from your seat are.

  1. Stay connected to others. 

Always let someone know your itinerary. Keep your cell phone with you at all times and check in at frequent intervals during your trip.

  1. Pay attention to your surroundings.

Be alert and pay attention to details in your surroundings. This includes knowing areas of town to avoid and identifying emergency exits and security guards or stations when visiting various places.

  1. Trust your instincts. 

Personal injuries can happen in a variety of ways while on spring break. Trust your instincts and heed any doubts you have about certain places or activities.

  1. Know your limits. 

While it is natural to feel enthusiastic on vacation and want to try new things, know the limitations of your body and avoid pushing yourself too hard. Keep in mind that you are on vacation, so make a point of relaxing.

  1. Avoid overindulging in alcohol. 

People often use alcohol to relax and release inhibitions. Unfortunately, there is a natural tendency to overindulge on vacation. Be aware of how even one or two drinks can reduce your judgment, reflexes, and coordination, making accidents more likely to happen.

  1. Stay hydrated. 

While out sightseeing or enjoying other activities, make sure to keep a water bottle with you. The Mayo Clinic warns that dehydration is common while on vacation and, in addition to other adverse health impacts, can make you more accident prone.

  1. Make time for sleep. 

Most people require at least seven or eight hours of sleep at night. Going on less sleep, which is common over spring break, can have the same impacts as being under the influence.

  1. Follow all laws and safety regulations. 

While spring break is known as being a time to cut loose, keep in mind that rules and regulations still apply. Adhere to all local traffic laws and heed warnings posted on property.

Contact Our Naples Personal Injury Lawyer

Spring break is one of the most common times of year for accidents to happen. If you are hurt, contact the Cardinal Law Firm. We help you get the compensation you need to recover.  Request a consultation with our Naples personal injury lawyer today.




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