Locals in the Sarasota area have made their concerns about safety on Interstate 75 known to law enforcement officials for some time, especially when it comes to drivers speeding on the interstate. The Florida Highway Patrol agrees that it’s important for drivers to slow down on the highway and do what they can to prevent crashes from occurring.
Representatives from Florida Highway Patrol say they constantly have troopers out on the interstate, but they can only be so many places at once, so it’s up to individual drivers to make sure they’re driving safely on the roads.
Police in the area regularly conduct radar and laser enforcement, issue special details, perform education initiatives and take other steps to make the highways as safe as possible. In 2017, troopers wrote 1,197 people speeding in Sarasota County, or about 100 tickets per month.
On average, 3,000 people die in car accidents on Florida highways every year.
Speeding is a negligent driving behavior
For an accident victim to be successful in a personal injury lawsuit against an allegedly responsible driver, he or she must be able to prove that defendant acted in a negligent manner that directly resulted in the accident that caused his or her injury. Speeding is one example of a reckless behavior that could result in a driver being considered liable for an accident and any resulting injuries that occur. Drivers are expected to obey the speed limit at all times.
For more information on the steps you can take to seek compensation after an accident, contact a dedicated Sarasota County personal injury attorney with Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.