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October 2017 Archives

Is the scope of distracted driving crashes underestimated?

A fatal car accident can occur in many ways. While most in Florida may understand that drunk driving or breaking traffic laws can lead to a fatal accident, they may underestimate the problem of distracted driving, particularly when it comes to cell phone use.

Bicycle accident statistics show many injuries, fatalities

People in Florida are fortunate that the pleasant weather allows them to bicycle year round. Bicycling is healthy, environmentally-friendly and, for some people, just plain fun. However, while only one percent of all trips in the nation are made by bike, bicyclists are more susceptible to injuries and fatalities if involved in an auto accident than occupants of an automobile.

Ridesharing in Florida Reduces Drunk Driving

It used to be the case that if one wanted a ride home after a night on the town, they had to hail a taxicab, take the bus or ride with a designated driver. However, with the advent of ridesharing, such as Uber or Lyft, Floridians can use an app to summon a ride home after a night of drinking.

Florida Highway Patrol officer hit by motorist on I-95

It is not unusual to see police officers in Florida on the side of the road, particularly on busy highways. The officers may be "clocking" for speeders or they may be on the lookout for drunk drivers or conducting a traffic stop. It is important to drive carefully when approaching officers in such situations. The failure to do so could cause a serious car accident.

Are built-in vehicle features placing you at risk for injury?

Florida readers know that distracted driving is a major problem. It is one of the leading causes of car accidents, and it is one of the biggest threats to the safety of motorists. If you suffered injuries in a car accident, chances are that distraction played a role in some capacity. However, distraction goes beyond texting and cellphones.

Truck safety features could prevent accidents

Florida residents must share the road with large trucks every day, but this is not always an easy task. After all, it seems like every day there is a news report of a person injured or killed in an accident with a large truck. Motorists may wonder, then, if there is any way to make large trucks safer.

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