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Florida sees increase in accidents involving Brightline trains

High-speed rail may seem like a thing of the future, but this method of transportation is being implemented right here in the Sunshine State. However, just like any other commercial vehicle, the high-speed trains are seeing their fair share of accidents.

Determining fault after a tour bus accident

Tourism is a mainstay of Florida's economy. Whether going to an amusement park, the beach, the everglades or any other destination in the state, one may choose a tour bus as their mode of transportation. In general, tour buses are a good way for people to travel. However, that doesn't mean that such journeys are always safe. Just like any other type of vehicle, accidents involving tour buses can occur.

Help is available to Floridians involved in semi-truck accidents

No one can deny that semi-trucks are an essential part of commerce in the United States. Because of semi-trucks, oranges grown in sunny Florida can reach people in snowy Maine or any other state in the nation. These large vehicles are capable of transporting goods anywhere in the continental U.S., which, in turn, can help build a strong economy. And, for these reasons, semi-trucks are a familiar sight on our nation's streets and highways.

Safe Driver Week aims to reduce commercial vehicle accidents

As more people hit the road this holiday season to celebrate with family and friends, semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles will still be a common sight on Florida streets and highways. It is of the utmost importance that truckers in Florida drive safely, for the sake of all other motorists sharing the road. In fact, one initiative, The Operation Safe Driver Program, was instituted to address the number of injuries and fatalities stemming from accidents involving semi-trucks and other large vehicles

NTSB says driver fatigue was a factor in deadly bus accident

Many migrants often work long hours harvesting crops across America. The work they do is essential to American commerce, but, sometimes, this work comes at a price in the form of driver fatigue. Unfortunately, although there are regulations limiting how many hours a common carrier can work before they must rest, these regulations aren't always followed, leading to disaster.

Autonomous bus crash occurs shortly after initial deployment

Technology across the nation is developing at a rapid pace. Ideas that once seemed to be only the stuff of science fiction are now becoming a part of reality. For example, the current development and testing of autonomous vehicles may mean that one day driverless cars will become commonplace. However, people in Florida may wonder, what happens if a driverless vehicle is involved in a collision?

Driver fatigue in Florida can be as dangerous as drunk driving

Companies in Florida and across the nation rely on semi-trucks to transport their goods from one destination to another. In fact, semi-trucks provide a necessary service that allows for interstate commerce, which is vital to a healthy economy. However, driving a semi-truck takes skill, and semi-truck drivers have to obtain a special license in order to operate their vehicles. There are also laws and regulations in place that dictate how long a trucker can be on the road before stopping to take a rest break. Nevertheless, truckers sometimes ignore these rules and drive while they are fatigued. In fact, according to one expert, driver fatigue may be as dangerous as drunk driving.

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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