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November 2017 Archives

Night time travel may play role in Florida car accidents

Regardless of the time of day, the highways around all larger cities and towns, including Tampa, do not lack for motorists. Night time travel may create its own problems for any driver, especially those who lack experience, which may contribute to an increased risk for causing serious car accidents. One recent wreck has forever changed the lives of three Florida families.

Fatal Florida bicycle accidents can occur at any time or place

Across Florida, bicycles are a popular mode of transportation for young and old alike. The warm climate and the layout of many city streets are inviting to riders no matter the time of day. Unfortunately, serious bicycle accidents can occur without warning no matter how familiar one may be with a particular neighborhood.

Traffic accidents in Florida are all too common

Carelessness and negligence are at the heart of most traffic accidents. In a typical year, about 374,000 accidents occur across the state, according to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. It may be no surprise to you that drunk driving is one of the leading causes of accidents, especially fatal ones, in Florida and across the country. It doesn't take much alcohol to impair the judgement and reaction time of another driver, and you may have found yourself unable to avoid a collision.

Does giving tickets for not wearing seat belts save lives?

You have probably heard about motor vehicle accidents in which the driver or a passenger flew out of the vehicle or bounced around inside of it during the impact and either died or suffered severe injuries. The police and the media are quick to point out that if that person had been wearing a seat belt, he or she might have walked away unscathed.

Bovines cause car accidents that killed Florida man

There are likely many obstacles and hazards that Florida drivers are always on the lookout for while traveling throughout the state. Unfortunately not every scenario can be planned for and avoided if it appears without expectation, which could result in serious car accidents. Recently, several drivers came upon an unexpected hazard in the form of escaped bovines.

Car accidents: 1 dead in Florida

Police have confirmed that one person is dead and two others are injured following a crash on Highway 90. Florida Highway Patrol, which responds to car accidents on the state's highway system, were on the scene of this accident the evening of Nov. 6. Charges are not expected to be filed as the individual believed responsible for the crash perished. 

Red-light cameras put a stop to intersection accidents

Have you ever received an envelope in the mail from the Miami Red-Light Camera Enforcement & Intersection Safety Program? If so, you probably found inside a notice of violation and a snapshot of your car from various angles, including a closeup of your car's rear license plate, as you crossed an intersection on a red light. The notice informed you of the details of the infraction and the fine you owed, which was not cheap.

When dirt bike 'flash mobs' appear on the roadways

The words "flash mob" may bring up videos on YouTube of a group of people suddenly breaking out in song at a local mall. Those videos often make people smile, and you may be one of them. However, a much more dangerous type of flash mob appears to be gaining popularity on the roadways, and you will more than likely not be pleased to see one.

Crossing the street shouldn’t mean walking into danger

Pedestrians face certain risks due to careless and inattentive drivers, and statistics indicate that the risk of injury could be increasing. According to a study released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, last year was the deadliest year for pedestrians since 1996. In fact, even seemingly safe actions, such as crossing the street at a marked pedestrian walkway, could be more dangerous than before.

Florida sees the highest numbers of pedestrian accidents

Florida is often the retirement destination for countless seniors. Unfortunately, it is also the location for the highest numbers of pedestrian accidents with resulting deaths than any other state in the nation. While Tampa and Miami residents are not in as much danger, the risk throughout the state is higher than average.

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