Arizona is a very popular destination for snowbirds. For residents in Arizona, it’s crucial to recognize how problems can arise with more snowbirds on the road. Unfortunately, dangers can increase for various reasons. Our team is here to explain what snowbirds are and the problems they present.
What Are Snowbirds?
Snowbirds are people who typically live in colder regions during the summer months and then move into warmer areas for the winter. While many of them are safe and don’t create problems, others may be dangerous to drivers throughout the state. Here’s why:
Unfamiliar with the Area
Snowbirds often come from different states entirely. As such, they may not be as familiar with towns, roads, traffic patterns, and more. They rely heavily on their GPS to get where they’re going. Unfortunately, it might also mean they need to slow down or stop unexpectedly to make a turn.
If a driver is not familiar with the area, they might cause a crash with those in close proximity to them. It’s vital for drivers to pay close attention to what they’re doing and plan their routes before they start to drive so that they know where to go.
Differences In Speed Limits
There may be differences in speed limits from where the person is from to where they are now. They may be used to driving the other speed limit — whether too fast or slow — and it can result in a severe crash occurring.
Our Arizona car accident attorneys are here to help you understand your rights. With Cook Law Office, PLLC on your side, you can feel confident knowing that our team is on your side and ready to help you. We go above and beyond to help you throughout the entire process and seek maximum compensation on your behalf. Let us give you the voice you deserve.