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Drunk driver strikes St. Augustine pedestrian

Most people understand that it is dangerous to drive under the influence. Unfortunately, despite all the public initiatives and warnings, there will still be people in Florida who engage in drunk driving. They may not think they are intoxicated, or even worse, they may think they are a better driver when drunk. In either case, if they cause a drunk driving accident, they could seriously injure other individuals.

Can in-car technology reduce distracted driving accidents?

Technology has been advancing at a rapid rate. Not only have smartphones given people in Florida the ability to do so much more than make a simple phone call, but new cars themselves are also being equipped with technology that allows a driver to complete a variety of tasks that they'd normally do through their cellphones by using a touch screen on the car itself. This technology is touted as a safer option than using a cellphone while behind the wheel. However, does this technology really decrease distracted driving?

Even a mere buzz could lead to a drunk driving accident

Most people in Florida do not think much about having a drink or two at a party or happy hour. It may seem like having a beer, glass of wine or cocktail is a good way to relax, socialize or enjoy a good meal. Some may see no danger in driving after only having a couple drinks, especially if they don't think they are intoxicated. However, even having a mere buzz could impact one's driving ability.

Florida drivers should not multitask while behind the wheel

Multitasking might be a good attribute to have in the workplace, but it is not such a good idea to try to multitask while driving. Motorists in St. Augustine may be confident that they can eat, chat with other passengers or even use their cellphones while driving. Unfortunately, any of these actions could pose a danger to them and others on the road should an unexpected hazard develop.

Drunk driving crash in Florida ends in tragedy

There are many reasons why a person in St. Augustine might enjoy a beer, a glass of wine or a cocktail. They may be at happy hour after work, at a party, at a ball game or simply enjoying a night out on the town. However, not all motorists drink responsibly, and some may cause an accident.

'Do not disturb' feature may prevent distracted driving accidents

Most people in Florida and nationwide have a cellphone. In fact, cellphone usage has become so commonplace and allows users to engage in so many different activities, that some people may wonder how we ever lived without them. Unfortunately, some people choose to use them while behind the wheel of their car. This is incredibly dangerous. If a person's attention is on their cellphone rather than on the task of driving, they could become distracted and fail to react properly while driving.

Mock drunk driving wreck presented to Florida teens

Prom can be the highlight of a teenager's high school experience. It is a long-celebrated tradition that many students in Florida look forward to every year. However, one tradition that some teenagers engage in at prom is underage drinking. One AAA survey reports that of teenage respondents between the ages of 16 to 19, 41 percent stated that on prom night they or their friends planned on drinking or taking drugs.

Distracted driving accidents occur despite known danger

Technology is improving at an amazingly rapid rate. Take cellphones, for instance. Over the past 30 years, they have evolved from large, clunky objects that could only make phone calls, to machines that can text, email, take photos, access social media accounts, make purchases and so much more. They are wonderful, but they are distracting. And, while this distraction may not seem like such a big deal if you are safe inside your home, it can be a serious danger if you are trying to drive.

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.

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