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College Students and Distracted Walking Accidents

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How often does distracted walking result in pedestrian accidents in the West Palm Beach area? According to a recent article in the Tampa Bay Times, distracted walking is a particularly big problem among college-aged pedestrians. Whether it is young pedestrians who attend Florida Atlantic University or another college or university on Florida’s east coast,… Read More »

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Deadly Teen Car Accident in Florida

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Now that teens are back at school, it is important to be more aware than ever of car accident risks involving inexperienced drivers. A recent report in CBS 4 Miami discusses a deadly teen car crash involving three Florida teenagers. The accident highlights the dangers associated with teen driving and highlights the need for… Read More »

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New Revision To Texting While Driving Affects School Zones and Work Zones

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The statistics on cell phone-related automobile distracted driving deaths are staggering. Moreover, most would agree that if the driver was not distracted with a phone, an accident and death would not have occurred. Accordingly, lawmakers have struggled to pass reasonable laws to fix this problem. Overall, in 2015, there were 3,263 distracted driving deaths,… Read More »

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Driving Impaired Does Not Always Involve Alcohol

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Drowsy driving is such a dangerous problem in our state that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has designated September 1-9, 2019, as Florida’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. FDOT does not mince words when discussing the problem: “Nearly 30 percent of American drivers have admitted to falling asleep at the wheel, according to a… Read More »

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Women and Car Accident Safety

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When new motor vehicles are tested for safety, do they take into account all types of persons? Most of us do not think about questions of sex or gender, or the distinctions between adult males and females when it comes to size and weight when we consider how safe a person might be in… Read More »

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Important Information About Your PIP Coverage

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If you drive on Florida roads, by law, you are required to have Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) insurance coverage. The intention of PIP or, what many refer to as “No-Fault” insurance is to provide injured drivers up to $10,000 in immediate medical coverage in lieu of establishing fault through the court system. A drivers… Read More »

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Florida Welcomes Autonomous Vehicles

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Autonomous vehicles are familiar to all of us. In the 1968 feature film “The Love Bug,” we were introduced to Herbie, an autonomous vehicle. From Herbie to Knight Rider and the Transformers, people are fascinated by fictional cars that drive with no driver in the front seat. As of June 13, 2019, autonomous automobiles… Read More »

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Move Over – It’s The Law

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Have you heard of the Florida “Move Over” law? Roadside and interstate traffic stops have substantial risks, and many law enforcement officers and workers have been struck and killed due to these unsafe conditions. In an effort to combat these preventable tragedies, forty-three states, including Florida, have adopted what are referred to as “Move Over” laws…. Read More »

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Distracted Driving Accident Injuries Are More Severe Than You Might Think

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Distracted driving car accidents should be on the minds of any Floridians who plan to drive, walk, or bike given the recent deadly collision in a South Florida suburb. A recent article in The Washington Post explains how a new study on distracted driving was published just a day after this shocking collision that… Read More »

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Are Women Less Likely to be Involved in a Car Accident?

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Does gender play a role in the likelihood of being involved in a car accident in Florida? When it comes to teen drivers, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes that among teen drivers the risk of being in a motor vehicle crash is two times higher for male drivers than… Read More »

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