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Florida Ranks Top Three in Hit-and-Run Accidents

Florida finds itself at the top spot on a troubling list. The Sunshine State ranks alongside New Mexico and Louisiana in the top 3 states for hit-and-run accidents per capita. And a study conducted by the American Automobile Association found that from 2006 to 2016, nationwide rates of hit-and-run accidents have increased. Across the country,...

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Quiet Hybrid Cars and Pedestrians

More Floridians are out walking and riding bikes than ever before, but there could be a silent danger lurking that we must be aware of. In the past, pedestrians and bikers could hear vehicles approaching, but with more quiet hybrid cars on the road, they may not always know if a vehicle is nearby. Now...

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Trump Is Rolling Back Trucking Safety Regulations

President Trump’s administration is rolling back safety regulations in the trucking industry, some of which hadn’t yet been implemented. Among these are regulations which require annual inspections of commercial bus operators, as well as a requirement stating that all railroads must have at least two crew members per train. In addition, the administration repealed a...

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Safety Tips When Driving Near Large Trucks

Sharing the road with big trucks is a fact of life. Whether you’re driving on I-95, I-295, I-10 or one of the other countless highways and roadways in the Jacksonville area, you’re going to encounter 18-wheelers. Big rigs can be intimidating because of their size and noise alone. And they do pose a danger, largely...

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Florida Motorcycle Passengers at Higher Risk of Head Injuries

Nobody needs to be told that riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, especially in the event of an accident. A recent report from Reuters, though, reveals that motorcycle passengers are more likely than riders to become victims of traumatic brain injuries. Citing a study appearing on The Jama Network, Reuters notes that motorcycle passengers suffered...

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Florida Considers Legislation to Prevent Texting and Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that approximately 3,477 lives were lost and 391,000 injuries were sustained in 2015 due to distracted driving. Considering the amount of distraction handheld devices cause drivers, these numbers are of no surprise. According to NHTSA, the average text takes about 5 seconds to type and send. At...

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Florida May Do Away with ‘No-Fault’ Rule

Florida is considered one of the top 10 riskiest states to drive in, and for good reason. A report released by Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reveals staggering crash statistics for 2016. That year saw approximately 395,785 auto accidents statewide, an increase of 5.73 percent from 2015. This high number of crashes resulted in...

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Stem Cell Clinics Pose Health Threat

Hundreds of stem cell treatment clinics are popping up all over the country, including many in Jacksonville, and they are posing an alarming potential health threat. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public that these clinics may be misleading consumers with promises of cures for everything from orthopedic injuries to auto-immune diseases....

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Teen Drivers and Accident Risks

If you think you’ve been hearing about more young drivers being involved in accidents on Florida roadways, you’re right. And the numbers may be even worse than you imagine. Statistics from the state’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 were involved in 63,591 accidents...

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With IKEA Opening In Jacksonville, Be Mindful Of Dresser Recall

The furniture store IKEA recently opened to great fanfare in Jacksonville. However, before shopping for new furniture, customers need to be aware of a potentially deadly danger lurking in their current home furniture. The death of an 8th child has prompted Ikea to relaunch a recall effort of its "Malm" and other dressers. The dresser is...

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