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.
With the Brevard County's mild temperatures and its proximity to water, boating is a popular leisure activity for people in Florida young and old. While the majority of boaters follow the rules of the water and don't perform dangerous actions or break the law, there is still the potential for a boat accident. Similar to a motor vehicle, a boat can become a dangerous thing when used improperly. If there is a reckless boater, an inexperienced boater or there is the simple and unfortunate instant of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, a boating accident can lead to injury and death.
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.