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Rolling Stop Signs Is Dangerous And Illegal


When you are driving a car, riding a motorcycle, or enjoying a bike ride, you need to completely stop at every stop sign. It is an unfortunate reality that many in Palm Beach County and around Florida are in the habit of slowing down but failing to come to a total stop. If you add a distracted driver to this scenario and the risk of traffic collisions rises. As a result, drivers, passengers and pedestrians are in danger of accident injuries.

If you were hurt because a driver did not stop as they should have, talk to a Delray Beach personal injury attorney about compensation options. Red stoplights and stop signs mean stop, another can be held accountable if they did not stop and you were harmed.

Florida Laws, Traffic Fines, and Car Accidents

Florida laws are in place to protect the public. For example, it is illegal for a driver to fail to stop at a red stoplight or stop sign. Failure to stop could result in a traffic violation, and in the state of Florida this type of violation typically comes with a fine of $125.

The monetary fine is set to discourage drivers from participating in an activity that puts others on the road at risk. Everyone using Florida roads, pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers of vehicles, are maneuvering under the assumption others are following the same traffic rules they are, because of this, breaking traffic laws could lead to disastrous results.

Lawyer Will Investigate Your Accident Details

When you bring your case to the attention of a skilled attorney, they will investigate the accident and determine fault. It is likely one or more of the following reasons for a failure to stop an accident will be established.

  • Confusion about right-of-way rules. This scenario is when two or more drivers believe they have the right of way and both advance. Then, they collide with one another.
  • Distracted drivers. Vehicle operators who are focused on something else, either a cognitive or manual distraction, and drive through signs and signals.
  • Visual blocks. If there is an obstruction, such as an advertisement or overgrown tree, that makes it difficult to impossible for the driver’s to see a stop sign.
  • Bad weather. Sometimes motor vehicle accidents are a result of a driver not noticing a stop sign because of inclement weather surrounding their vehicle, such as heavy rain or sun glare.

Failing to stop is illegal, and if you were injured because of another’s illegal behavior, you need to talk to a Delray Beach personal injury attorney about how to obtain financial recovery for your accident expenses.

Are you certain another was negligent and now believe you should be accessing financial compensation? To learn about the value of your claim, have a conversation with the knowledgeable attorneys at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach. With over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases, our attorneys know how to secure maximum recovery amounts. To strengthen your claim, call 561-265-2220 or contact us online.

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