New Port Richey, unlike other Florida communities, is located next to one the most dangerous sections of road I have ever seen. US Highway 19 is a dangerous road that takes lives, reduces career opportunities and makes it difficult to live a full life. Everyday, we represent New Port Richey motorists and their passengers as well as their loved ones. Do not be another victim. We would be honoured to help you navigate the complicated waters of
Nighttime is when drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident. This is due to poor driving habits and visibility. Nighttime driving is a major cause of accidents due to the fact that the human eye needs light to see. Drivers who drive at night make the fatal mistake of not slowing down. This could cause serious injuries and even death .
90% of drivers make their steering decisions based on what they see. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t see the road ahead because they are distracted, careless, fail to follow traffic signs, or follow too closely another driver. According to the National Safety Council driving disasters are three times more common at night. Night driving can be dangerous due to a variety of factors, including:
After hours, depth perception, colour recognition, and peripheral vision are all compromised
Nighttime is when driver fatigue increases
Older drivers may have more trouble seeing at night.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is more common at night.
Nighttime sees an increase in speeding drivers.
Even though there is 60% less traffic on the roads, more than 40% of fatal traffic accidents occur in the evening hours. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is responsible for 30% of all fatal car accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 18% of fatal car accidents occur during daylight hours, and 54% of alcohol-related crashes happen at night.
Whittel & Melton can help you if another person’s reckless or thoughtless driving behavior has caused you harm, or someone close to you.
There are very few chances that a car accident will just happen. Most accidents are caused by negligence or reckless driving. There are many injuries that can result from a car accident, including whiplash, which is also known as “soft tissue injury”, concussions and neck injuries.
These safety precautions will reduce the chance of an accident if you or someone you are caring for drives a vehicle nightly on Pasco County roads in New Port Richey, Trinity, or any other Pasco County communities.
You must ensure your vehicle is prepared for night driving. Make sure your vehicle has clean windows, tail lights, and headlights for maximum visibility.
Pay attention to where your headlights point. If your headlights don’t align properly, they can blind other drivers.
Avoid driving and smoking. The National Safety Council states that nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarettes can cause night vision problems.
Make yourself visible. While lights may not be able to help you drive more efficiently at night, they will make it easier for other travellers to see you.
Slow down and increase the distances. It’s difficult to see distances and speed of other cars when it is dark outside.
Keep your dashboard lights on a low setting. Contrast lights and bright light can cause blurred vision and lead to car accidents.
Whittel & Melton can help you if you are injured in a nighttime car accident. We can help you determine the exact cause of your accident. This could include visual obstructions or negligent driving. Our experts can recreate the scene and show you the conditions that existed before the accident. You can contact us immediately or fill out a confidential online case evaluation.
Our mission is to assist injured victims and their families to return to the same quality of life that they had before being affected by another driver’s negligence. We will answer any questions you might have about the law and make sure that you fully understand your options. We will provide top-quality representation for you and your loved ones, whether you settle your case in the courtroom or go to trial.
Whittel & Melton handles auto collision cases in Pasco County. This includes New Port Richey and Port Richey as well as Holiday, Hudson, Trinity, Dade City. There are several consultation offices in Florida. Please contact us with details about your automobile claim.