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September 2017 Archives

Dealing with the growing problem of drugged driving

Marijuana use is widespread, even in states where medical marijuana use is not legal, and cannabis isn't decriminalized. Even with a prescription, using drugs before getting behind the wheel is illegal and very dangerous, just as drunk driving is dangerous. It can be difficult for law enforcement to determine how stoned a suspected drugged driver is, but that could change. 

Some trucks may escape inspection and cause accidents

Traveling the highways and interstates that crisscross the country provides you some semblance of safety against poorly maintained trucks since they must stop at weigh stations periodically for inspections. Not all of the commercial trucks you encounter in your travels go through these inspections, however.

Child killed in one of Florida's worst car accidents

A toddler was killed in a horrible crash while traveling with her family last week. The accident that took place in the Tampa area left one child dead and a man facing homicide charges. It is said to be one of the worst car accidents in the area recently.

Pedestrian accidents: Early morning crash kills pedestrian

Pedestrians in Florida are vulnerable because of the lack of protection. While cars and trucks have features like airbags and seat belts to protect them, pedestrians are completely exposed to the impact. Pedestrian accidents can be deadly, even if struck by a small automobile at a slow speed.

Is it safer to drive a newer vehicle?

There are multiple factors that determine the severity of a Florida car crash. From the speed of the two vehicles to the direction that a car is facing at the time of impact, there are multiple things that ultimately determine the nature of a victim's injuries or the damage done to the car itself.

Florida car accidents: 7 injured, 1 killed in head-on crash

All drivers in Florida have likely experienced moments of frustration due to slower moving traffic. Often in those situations, however, the best option is to remain patient as attempts to pass slower traffic in certain situations -- such as when there are only two lanes of traffic -- can lead to car accidents if proper care is not taken. Unfortunately, police believe that a recent fatal crash was caused by a driver who was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer.

Is your vehicle among the deadliest in the United States?

Most Florida drivers have an idea of what they consider their dream cars. Many factors may have gone into deciding on the car you have always wanted, including looks and engine power. Of course, safety should also act as a top concern, but this aspect often goes overlooked by many people simply hoping to get the vehicle they want.

The long-term effect of alcohol on a driver's actions

You know that alcohol can alter a person's mind and affect his or her actions, but alcohol can also affect a driver's long-term cognitive ability. A new study shows that habitual drinkers could develop memory problems from alcohol over the years, even if they only drank moderately. 

Florida car accidents: Driver seriously injured, another dead

Authorities in Florida and across the country understand all too well the dangers of distracted driving. Emergency workers frequently witness the tragedy and serious injuries that can result from unfortunate car accidents. State Patrol troopers are still investigating one recent tragic accident and are likely focused on determining what events may have precipitated the accident.

The powerful hold that smartphones can have over drivers

Florida drivers know that distraction is a serious problem, particularly as distraction relates to phone use. From texting while driving, to looking at an email, to checking Facebook while driving a car, smartphones are the source of dangerous levels of distraction for drivers of all ages. 

Millennials: Are they more dangerous than other drivers?

Millennials are known for a lot of things, but safe driving is not necessarily one of them. In general, younger drivers are more prone to engaging in risky and dangerous behaviors behind the wheel, which places them and everyone else on the road at a higher chance of involvement in a car accident.

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