We support all efforts by law enforcement officials to enforce the state’s important traffic safety laws and take law-breaking drivers off our roads.
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2015
Commenting on a recent Naples Herald article about efforts to curb traffic fatalities on Florida highways, West Palm Beach car accident lawyer David Glatthorn today stressed the importance for drivers to obey all traffic laws and avoid dangerous behaviors that may put themselves and other drivers at risk.
Glatthorn, sole practitioner at David Glatthorn Law, based his comments on an April 4 article, “‘Safe 95’: Florida Highway Patrol Seeks to Curb Traffic Fatalities.” The article details efforts by the Florida Highway Patrol to improve safety on well-traveled highways such as Interstate 95 and Interstate 75.
“It’s no secret that Florida roads are among the deadliest across the United States, and well-traveled routes such as I-95 and other highways remain roads where drivers are most at risk,” Glatthorn said. “What’s so upsetting is that many of these Florida highway accidents could have been prevented. All it takes is a split second of inattention – essentially the time it takes to read a text message on a cell phone – to cause a serious accident. All it takes is for one driver who drank too much alcohol to collide with another vehicle and destroy someone’s life.”
Glatthorn urges drivers to remain alert and sober to keep themselves and other safe on highways such as I-95 or the Florida Turnpike.
According to the Naples Herald, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that more than half of fatal accidents occur on state and federal roads. The state recorded 2,407 fatalities in traffic accidents in 2013, which puts Florida behind California and Texas for most fatalities in any U.S. state.
The Naples Herald reports that I-95 in particular remains one of the deadliest roads in the state. According to the article, the highway stretches 382 miles along the eastern side of the state – and runs through some of its most densely-populated areas. I-95 was once found by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to be the most fatal stretch of highway in the country.
“The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles finds that the top causes of fatal accidents are linked to drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted by cell phones, or who willingly ignore traffic signals or speed limits,” Glatthorn said. “These are preventable accidents. We support all efforts by law enforcement officials to enforce the state’s important traffic safety laws and take law-breaking drivers off our roads.”
Glatthorn said anyone injured on a Florida highway or road should not hesitate to seek the advice of legal counsel. He said an experienced attorney can hold the negligent individual accountable and send a message that such careless or reckless behavior will not be tolerated on Florida roads.
About David Glatthorn Law
David Glatthorn is the sole practitioner at his West Palm Beach law firm. He handles cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, negligent security, wrongful death and other personal types of personal injury cases. David Glatthorn graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida in 1977 and a J.D. with honors from Florida State University School of Law in 1980. He has proudly served victims of personal injuries since 1980.
Attorney Glatthorn is also a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for the 1% of lawyers nationwide who have received a verdict or settlement worth $1 million or more. In addition, David Glatthorn is a Board Certified Trial Lawyer, a distinction achieved by only 4% of Florida attorneys.
For a free case consultation, call (561) 659-1999. To find out more about David Glatthorn, visit http://www.davidglatthornlaw.com.
David Glatthorn Law is located at 506 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.