Miami,FL (PRWEB) March 12, 2012
Any personal injury lawyer will tell you that there are many types of motor vehicle drivers in Miami and throughout the state of Florida. Some are more passive than others. But it typically takes an issue of public concern to bring focus on an issue so serious. That is, aggressive behavior behind the wheel. Ruth Johnson of Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson discusses the impact of the Florida Highway Patrol’s recently announced initiative to pursue and cite aggressive driving behaviors.
According to Miami’s local 10 News, the Florida Highway Patrol has announced that it will crack down on aggressive driving. State troopers will identify drivers who are following too closely, making unsafe lane changes speeding and other behaviors labeled “aggressive”. These drivers will be cited accordingly. But the effort does not stop there.
Florida Highway Patrol will also begin a targeted educational program regarding aggressive driving habits and cautious driving. These efforts will include a full marketing campaign including all forms of media. From television to radio and visual advertising. Additionally, there will be events at Miami area centers and schools.
The accident lawyer at The Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson, Ruth Johnson states that “ In the fast paced environment that we live in here in Miami and all of South Florida, it is clear that driving patterns and styles have become more and more aggressive. Other drivers are viewed almost as competitors and the cooperative spirit in sharing the road is fading. Everyone is in a hurry and seems to view others on the road as obstacles” Johnson said.
Florida Highway Patrol reports that actions by drivers account for 88 percent of crashes. The campaign hopes to reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities.
Attorney Johnson says the damages in auto accident cases can be devastating. The loss of human lives due to aggressive non cooperative behavior is inexcusable. In cases with serious injuries, the resulting damages can be in the millions of dollars, due to permanently disabling injuries and the inability to ever return to work. Ruth Johnson therefore applauds these efforts by law enforcement to make the roadways safer for all.
We all need to share the roads in Miami, it is unavoidable. According to attorney Johnson, litigation for car accident claims can be extremely complex. This is why a victim needs to consult with a personal injury attorney right away, so as preserve their rights and ensure a proper investigation takes place. There can be mounting medical costs and other financial loss, the injured victims in these types of cases, definitely need an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect their rights to recover compensation.
If ever involved in an automobile collision, it is advisable to have the representation of an experienced car accident attorney to protect your legal rights such as the hard core lawyer at Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson 8925 SW 148 Street Suite 200, Miami FL (305) 720-2086