Many people want to take advantage of Florida's beautiful waterways. From large boats to swimmers and everyone in between, the water can be a peaceful and relaxing place. However, watersports also have a lot of risk. People need to be prepared for the worst when out on the water.
Florida's residents have a lot of access to water, which is very nice in the hot, long summer. For many people, Florida's proximity to water has led to an interest in water sports -- particularly boating. In order to boat safely, people must follow the rules. This includes avoiding drunk driving and following other regulations. Sadly, not all boaters are safe and many cause accidents.
A long-standing concern about drivers in Florida is wariness that many who have been out enjoying a night on the town, a day at the beach, a sporting event or a social gathering will become a drunk driver, risking the life and limb of themselves and others. However, studies have indicated that the number of drivers going out on the road after drinking is declining, but the number who is driving after using drugs is increasing.
In Florida and across the country, people drunk driving and the accidents it causes is an issue that is still prevalent in spite of law enforcement cracking down on it. Those who believe that legality of certain substances means that it is okay to drive after having used them are frightfully mistaken. One issue that has come to the forefront for drivers is using various drugs - legal and illegal - prior to driving.
Florida is known around the country for its beautiful waterways and access to water. Florida residents often take advantage of this proximity to water by enjoying boat rides. Boats can be a fun way to enjoy Florida's weather and natural beauty. However, when people do not take the dangers of boats seriously, boat accidents can occur.
There's a scary trend going on with trucks and truck accidents, and the trend seems to be going largely unnoticed. From 2009 to 2012, fatal truck accidents increased 18 percent. Even though that's a significant jump in its own right, the statistic is even scary with a little context. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during that same time period: