Five California destinations have made the list of top 25 beaches in the United States released by TripAdvisor. With many schools letting students out for spring break, beaches throughout Southern California are likely to see an influx of tourists. Many different factors can make driving dangerous this time of year, which is why our car accident attorney in Oceanside urges local residents and visitors alike to take extra care on the roads.
If you’re at a spring break hot spot, beware of the following car accident risk factors:
- Traffic congestion
- Distracted driving, such as cell phone use, eating, etc.
- Drowsy driving – some visitors drive from out of state without getting enough sleep
- Vehicles in areas with high foot traffic, increasing the risk of pedestrian injury
- Drunk driving
Unfortunately, a large portion of spring break travelers consists of college students eager to cut loose midway through the semester. Many of these students drink alcohol, sometimes to dangerous excess.
Drinking often leads to bad decisions. One of the most serious of these decisions is driving while intoxicated. Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is dangerous and irresponsible, and it could turn what might have been a fun spring break into a tragedy for both the driver and anyone injured in the accident.
Whether you call sunny Southern California your home or you’re traveling to one of our acclaimed beaches, Oceanside car accident attorney Zev Rubinstein would be happy to review your case if you’re injured in a crash. Please call The Rubinstein Law Group at (855) 365-9955 today for a free consultation.