In Florida, drivers have a responsibility to obey traffic signals and devices. Furthermore, drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. Tiger Woods is the world’s greatest golfer and a very public figure; however, to the State of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as well as to Orlando law enforcement, Tiger Woods is just another driver out on Florida roads. When Tiger Woods drives in a careless manner, he should be treated just like everyone else. As such, Tiger Woods, was recently issued a citation for Careless Driving for the incident that took place in his neighborhood recently. It was reported that Tiger Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and a neighbor’s tree in a single vehicle accident in the early morning hours.
Only a few events surrounding Tiger’s crash are certain: that it was a single vehicle accident, and that he caused property damage to a fire hydrant and to a neighbor’s tree.
Careless Driving is spelled out in Florida Statute Section 316.1925 as follows:
Fla. Stat. 316.1925 Careless driving.–
(1) Any person operating a vehicle upon the streets or highways within the state shall drive the same in a careful and prudent manner, having regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and all other attendant circumstances, so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person. Failure to drive in such manner shall constitute careless driving and a violation of this section.
(2) Any person who violates this section shall be cited for a moving violation, punishable as provided in chapter 318.
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There are thousands of incidents of Careless Driving that have been reported by or cited by local police departments throughout the State of Florida. Unfortunately, in many of these incidents, children have been seriously injured and have even died in these automobile accidents. Drive safe on the roads and in residential neighborhoods.