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Holiday season brings increased accident risk

As Floridians prepare for the holiday season, they should make certain that they exercise caution when they drive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association has issued a call for safety as Thanksgiving approaches because it is normally the deadliest holiday of the year.

According to the NHTSA, the traffic fatality rate tends to spike on Thanksgiving […]

Car Accidents|

Distracted driving includes more than just texting

Most people have seen strange things happening on the road. Some people have witnessed odd contraptions strapped to the top of vehicles. Other people may have witnessed unusual animals in the passenger seat of cars. While these may offer a source of entertainment on the roadway, they may also strike people as dangerous.

Distracted driving is […]

CVSA inspection takes nearly 4,000 trucks out of service

An inspection of trucks in Florida and across the nation has put thousands of commercial vehicles on the sidelines for safety reasons. Approximately 4,000 trucks have been taken out of service until they can be repaired.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducted more than 18,000 inspections during the week of Sept. 11-17. During that time, the […]

Truck Accidents|

Safety screenings for truck drivers

Truck drivers in Florida may have to reveal their safety records to potential employers before being hired. Trucking companies that want information about an applicant’s safety record can access it using the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Pre-employment Screening Program. The PSP can be used to view the last few years of a driver’s crash […]

Truck Accidents|

Children among dead after Florida car wreck

An Oct. 26 car accident in Hillsborough County has left five people dead, including two children. The accident occurred on SR 574 shortly before 10 p.m. A westbound Volkswagen Golf lost control near Coconut Palm Drive, crossing the median into oncoming traffic. A head-on collision resulted as the Golf hit a minivan before rotating and […]

Car Accidents|

Teens in greatest danger on the road

Each year, approximately 3,000 teenagers are killed in motor vehicle accidents around the country. Experts are concerned that those numbers may grow since 2015 saw a reversal of a downward trend in traffic fatalities overall that lasted from 2007 to 2014. In 2015, deaths from motor vehicle accidents increased more than 7 percent over the […]

Car Accidents|

Government pledges to eliminate traffic fatalities

Although statistics show traffic fatalities are climbing, drivers in Florida and throughout the country may be safer in the future thanks to an initiative by the Obama administration. In October, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced its first steps in a plan intended to put a stop to deaths and injuries from motor vehicle accidents […]

Car Accidents|

Florida holds distracted drivers accountable

With so much technology on the dashboard these days, cars are no longer just a mode of transportation. Many people consider them part of themselves — little bit of home they take with them wherever they go.

Unfortunately, as technology has progressed, so has the number of distraction surrounding us at 70 mph on he freeway. In […]

Car Accidents|

Open-carry laws and premises liability

While a growing number of states have passed open-carry laws, Florida’s legislature has resisted similar efforts. Openly carrying firearms is allowed only when people are going to and from hunting, fishing or camping under Florida law. If Florida ever does pass open-carry legislation, businesses and commercial landlords will need to wrestle with some of the […]

Premises Liability|

Understanding a traumatic brain injury

Many Florida residents know the seriousness of a traumatic brain injury. It commonly happens to people who suffer a severe blow to their head while playing contact sports. People can also suffer a traumatic brain injury if their head smashes into a windshield during a car wreck, from being impaled with a sharp object to […]