Spring training in Lee County is in full swing, and you don’t have to be a Boston Red Sox or a Minnesota Twins fan to know it. You don’t even have to be a baseball fan. If you drive the roadways in southern Lee County around game time, you will see the long line of cars trying to get to the ballparks.

Spring training is a fun time of year but it also makes for a busy time of year in Southwest Florida because it means more traffic. Vehicles line Daniels Parkway to get to Hammond Stadium and JetBlue Park. Now that the stadiums are both in the same general area of the county, the traffic seems worse than previous years.

The traffic isn’t necessarily a bad thing; it’s just part of springtime in Lee County. It’s great to have spring training teams here in Fort Myers. The games can be fun to attend and it’s a good boost for our economy.

To cope with the traffic, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the Boston Red Sox schedule and the Minnesota Twins schedule. You may want to avoid the areas around the parks during game times. Making a detour or changing the time of your trips could help reduce the traffic in the area.

If you find yourself in bumper-to-bumper traffic, take extra precautions. Pay close attention to the traffic in front of you. Vehicles may make sudden stops or try to change lanes without much notice or signaling the lane change. Rear-end collisions are too common in slowed or stopped traffic. Follow some simple safety tips to help avoid collisions or watch this video for some additional tips.

When you take precautions, you can still find yourself the victim of a crash. If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident, we may be able to help. Contact us at (239) 332-3000 or toll free at 888-428-8943, email us at gethelp@injuryinfo.org or visit our website at injuryinfo.org