Ultra Music Festival 19
Virginia Keys, Miami: Organizers of the Ultra Music Festival are scrambling to avoid a repeat of the pedestrian mayhem that developed over the Rickenbacker Causeway last night just after midnight. Despite having over two hundred buses revved and ready to take festival goers from Marine Stadium to the Miami mainland, organizers where not expecting an early exodus. With some 50,000 ticket holders expected to attend the music festival this weekend, transportation and safety area major concern for organizers and visitors alike. In an attempt to avoid early morning pedestrian and bus chaos, Ultra organizers aim to improve communication and sign posting to steer visitors in the right direction and towards the buses that will take them to one of three drop-off points. According to former police chief Ray Martinez, special bus lanes are supposed to drive festival goers over the William Powell Bridge, which connects Miami to the Virginia Keys. While Ultra apologized to fans of the Friday night logistics fiasco via Twitter, it is hoping to regain their confidence when it comes to their safety, which took a nose dive last night when fireworks caused a tree to catch on fire. Though the evening’s mild weather made for a tantalizing stroll over the bridge, it raised concern over the safety of weary festival goers and the potential risks that come with massive crowds. Furthermore, the large number of ticket holders when combined with the woes of getting over the bridge, helps fuel the hiring of illegal boat charters, which depart near American Airlines Arena and Miami Marine Stadium. For those attending the Ultra Electornic Music Festival, Perazzo Law recommends thinking twice about boarding shady boats and make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
Perazzo Law Warns Against Boarding Shady Boats
There are a vast number of rules and regulations for individuals that own or operate boats in Florida waterways and off Miami shores. Nevertheless, these laws don’t always keep accidents from happening, and when they do, there is usually serious personal injury involve that requires professional counsel. If any of these laws are violated and accidents ensue, victims may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries or losses, which our personal injury attorney will strive to secure.
Florida law requires that individuals under the age of 21 must take an approved boating safety course and be awarded a boating safety ID card to operate a boat with 10 horsepower or more. They must also carry the ID card and a photo ID issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. When the sun sets at sea, darkness reigns, and operating a vessel can feel like driving a car blindfolded in an enormous parking lot. The horizon is gone, and if there is any, it’s the shimmering lights of the nearest shore. Although few nighttime activities can compare to the stillness of sailing at sea, it can become a true nightmare. Despite boats being equipped with lights to be used at night, they are not very bright and usually detected by other boaters when it’s too late to avoid a collision. There are set guidelines for operating a boat at night. These may include; operating at slow speeds and making sure all interior lighting is dim so as to prevent interference with view of the helm’s instrument panel. Furthermore, keep noise levels at a minimum to detect the sound of an approaching vessel.
PERAZZO LAW WARNS AGAINST BOARDING A BOAT THAT HAS MORE THAN SIX PASSENGERS ON BOARD. THEY ARE MOST LIKELY UNISURED OR ACTING NEGLIGENTLY.
If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered personal injury, property damage, or loss as a result of an accident involving a boat or any water-going vessel, the Boating Accident Attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm urge you to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach office ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your Boating Accident claim in Miami.
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