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August 2017 Archives

New orange poles installed on I-95 have led to fewer crashes

When a motorist is driving down I-95, orange highway poles on the interstate's express lane are a common sight. Nevertheless, some drivers ignore these poles and illegally enter the express lanes, causing accidents. For this reason, the Florida Department of Transportation has taken action to try to reduce the number of accidents on I-95.

More kids on Florida roads as school starts throughout the state

New backpacks, paper and pencils have been purchased as children in Florida gear up for the start of the new school year. St. Augustine drivers should also take note of the fact that school is starting throughout the state, and this means that more children will be on Florida roads. It is important for drivers to pay attention to children walking to school or riding the bus, particularly during drop-off and pick-up times.

Texting while driving is only a 'secondary' violation in Florida

When a person is behind the wheel of a car, they may hear a familiar "ding" or vibration in their pocket indicating that they got a text message on their cellphone. It is all too tempting to check that message and respond right away, but, as more people in Florida are becoming aware of the dangers of distracted driving, they may wait until they are through driving before addressing that text message. Unfortunately, there are always those who think they can multitask and text while driving. This can lead to accidents that cause injuries or even fatalities.

What elements may play into a DUI charge?

If you have never faced any type of legal trouble, you may feel panicked and overwhelmed if you suddenly face criminal charges. Commonly, individuals have allegations of driving under the influence brought against them, and in your case, the charges may have come about unexpectedly. Because you have a clean record and feel unprepared when it comes to such a situation, you may wish to gain more information.

Helping you navigate a civil action after a truck accident

Large trucks have a constant presence on the roadways. While motorists are used to traveling next to semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks, this does not make it any easier. While large commercial trucks play a valuable role in society transporting goods throughout the nation, these vehicles are operated by drivers that are often required to travel long distances. Even when properly trained and educated about the rules of the road and how to safely maneuver and operate a large truck, this does not prevent all truck crashes from occurring.

Metal band involved in deadly accident en route to Florida show

Fans of metal rock band Adrenaline Mob may have been looking forward to seeing their favorite band perform in Florida. However, the band was recently involved in a crash on Interstate 75 while en route to a Florida performance, an accident in which one person was killed.

Dangers persist on Florida stretch of I-95

Summertime sees vacationers up and down Interstate 95 in Florida, and wintertime sees its fair share of snowbirds on the same stretch of interstate. In fact, according to one source, Interstate 95 sees some of the most traffic in the nation. Unfortunately, this also means that it is one of the most dangerous interstates in the United States.

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