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Florida police warn against drunk driving during spring break

Spring break has arrived in Florida, and many young adults are flocking to the state's beaches and resorts to enjoy a glimpse of warm, sunny weather and to enjoy the time away from their studies. However, a big part of spring break party culture is alcohol, and some spring breakers will engage in drunk driving.

Drunk driving crash in 'Alligator Alley' kills one, injures 14

While most people in Florida know that driving under the influence is dangerous and illegal, there will always be those who flaunt the law and drive after having consumed too much alcohol. Unfortunately, doing so endangers not just the drunk driver, but every other motorist on the road.

Floridians may find 2016 statistics on truck crashes interesting

Large trucks may be an important part of commerce in Florida and nationwide, but, unfortunately, crashes between large trucks and standard automobiles are more catastrophic than crashes between smaller vehicles. A large truck can weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 times more than a standard automobile. They are taller than automobiles, meaning an automobile could be forced under the truck in a collision.

Florida children may be at risk for pedestrian accidents

Many children in Florida love playing outside. They may play at parks, in their neighborhoods or at schools. Unfortunately, this means that the potential is there for a motorist to strike a child, causing injuries or even fatalities. In fact, one source reports that children ages five through nine are most likely to be struck by an automobile. Therefore, motorists have a heightened duty of care when driving where children are present.

Florida is not a safe state for pedestrians, statistics show

Sometimes, there's nothing better than a good walk. It's good exercise, gets one out in the fresh air and it doesn't leave a carbon footprint. Unfortunately, many cities in Florida were not planned with pedestrians in mind, making it dangerous for people to travel by foot. In fact, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, Florida was the number two state when came to fatal pedestrian accidents in the first six months of 2017.

2016 DUI statistics in Florida shows problems persist

Most people in St. Augustine are aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, the problem continues to persist, causing many injuries and fatalities each year. The following statistics demonstrate that as of 2016, too many people have been injured or killed in drunk driving accidents and drugged driving accidents.

Drugs that pose the most risk for Florida college students

Whether you're attending a Florida university as resident of the state or have come here for school from elsewhere in the nation, living away from home on a college campus typically includes various challenges. If it's the first time you've ever lived apart from your family, you may feel a bit homesick for a while. It would also be considered quite normal if you were to struggle academically, as you adapt to the rigors of college education.

Pursuing compensation after a distracted driving accident

Statistics show that distracted driving is a serious issue nationwide. And, haven't we all seen it before? People in Florida try to do a lot of things while behind the wheel of a car. They may be eating a hamburger, combing their hair, tuning the radio or talking to passengers. And, these days they may try to talk on their cell phone or text someone.

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