While driving may seem like a common, every-day activity, any time people in Florida get into their cars and drive, they risk being involved in an accident. In fact, there are many car accidents in Florida every year. Some of these accidents can be very minor, such as simple fender benders. Unfortunately, some accidents are very serious, resulting in very severe injuries or even death. One type of car accident that generally results in serious injuries is head-on collisions.
Sometimes head-on collisions are caused by wrong way drivers. One company is trying to change this though. They have developed solar-powered technology that would light up the road, informing the motorist that he or she is driving the wrong way. The lights would be on ramps and would look like railroad crossings. The technology is still being tested, but it has been pitched to officials.
There are current programs already in place as well. For example, on the Sawgrass Expressway there are a series of radars that can take pictures of wrong-way drivers and allows authorities to illuminate signs informing other drivers that there is a wrong-way driver and to use caution.
Despite the various technology in use and in development, there are still many car accidents on Florida roads. These can leave the victims in a tough spot both physically and financially. The victim may suffer injuries and completely destroy their car. Between the medical bills and the loss of one's car, car accidents can be very costly.
Depending on the injury, victims in Florida may also lose the ability to do the activities they used to be able to do, and their lives may never be the same. Luckily, the victims may be able to seek compensation for their injuries, depending on the circumstances. Learning more about one's legal options may give victims of car accidents the knowledge they need to determine how to proceed.
Source: wsvn.com, "South Florida company creates solar-powered wrong-way wreck deterrent" March 22, 2016