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Drunk driving will likely increase from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day

Planning on visiting friends and family or traveling this holiday season? Watch out for drunk drivers! Whether having a family dinner on Thanksgiving or attending a holiday work party, people tend to drink more often this time of year. Statistics prove this to be true. SCRAM Systems, an alcohol monitoring company, recently released a holiday drunk...

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Can You Get PTSD After a Serious Car Accident?

Serious car accident injuries often leave physical scars and permanent life-long injuries. Sometimes they require nothing more than a cast to heal bone fractures. While there can be horrible physical injuries, there can also be emotional scars too. Research shows about 9 percent of car accident victims, or about 270,000 people, develop post-traumatic stress disorder in...

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Infotainment Systems May Be More Distracting for Older Drivers in Jacksonville

Technology doesn't have to be held in the palm of your hand to cause distraction behind the wheel. In fact, many new cars come standard with built-in infotainment systems that entail many of the same features found in a smartphone. They could include GPS navigation, phone calls, food ordering apps, and music streaming services. Infotainment...

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Fears that trucking accidents will rise if feds relax hours-of-service for truckers

We have hours-of-service regulations in place for a reason: to prevent truck crashes caused by drowsy driving. Under current regulations, truck drivers can only drive up to 11 hours within a 14-hour on-duty time period. In addition, truckers must take a 30-minute break when driving for more than eight hours and must have 10 consecutive...

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Safety Advocates Push for Speed Limiters on Large Commercial Trucks

Road Safe America is leading a campaign for speed limiters on all Class 8 trucks (the heaviest of trucks, including tractor-trailers), according to CDLife.com, a trucking website. The group wants to limit semi-trucks to 65 mph. The nonprofit group’s web page, “Big-Rig Speed-Limiter Use Must Be Required on Large Trucks,” encourages people to contact their...

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Majority supports young truck drivers crossing state lines

The DRIVE-Safe Act was re-introduced to legislators this spring, and bi-partisan supporters say it will address the shortage of truck drivers across the nation, including here in Florida. The act is an update to federal law. It includes safety standards that allow younger drivers to enter the trucking industry by driving interstate commerce. Survey results...

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Lawmakers Bring Back the “Stop Underrides Act”

Underride truck accidents are common risk drivers face when sharing the road with large trucks. The trailers on semi-trucks are raised just enough for smaller vehicles to get crushed underneath. When these accidents occur, occupants of cars usually sustain injuries to the neck and head. Since the damage occurs above the hood of a car,...

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Technology Helps Monitor Dangerous Truck Drivers

Large commercial trucks are a necessity to Florida’s economy. But when there is negligence, they can also pose a serious risk to all road users. In order to mitigate the risk of truck accidents, a fleet monitoring system called Lytx is being implemented into many large commercial trucks. Lytx is a risk management program that collects data via video telematics, which the company says “combines video data,...

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