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What should I do if I lost a loved one in a car accident?

Fatal car accidents in Florida are a serious problem. Over 3,000 people have died on Florida roadways each year from 2016-2018, according to car accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2018 alone: 1,582 deaths involved passengers 574 involved motorcyclists 704 involved pedestrians (up from 654 in 2017) 161 involved bicyclists (up from...

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Has speeding increased on Florida roads due to COVID-19?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency in March and a statewide stay-at-home order on April 3, 2020. Residents of the Sunshine State were urged to stay home unless they need to travel for essential purposes. Many residents have since worked from home, while others have been...

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How common is distracted driving in Florida?

Some drivers can’t seem to keep their eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel. Everywhere we look, we see motorists eating, drinking, taking care of personal hygiene, and engaging in other activities that have nothing to do with driving. The problem has only gotten worse over years, thanks to the widespread use...

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Are Florida Drivers Among the Worst in the Nation?

If you're one to complain about how bad Florida drivers are, you're not alone. A 2019 study by smartasset ranked Florida No. 4 in the nation for bad drivers. The study found that less than three-quarters of drivers in the Sunshine State have car insurance. In addition, Florida's traffic citation rate is the 11th highest...

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FDOT yanks guardrails after cars pierced in fatal crashes

A tragedy that occurred in 2016 in Tennessee has prompted the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to replace all Lindsay X-Lite guardrails across the Sunshine State.  According to News4JAX, a 17-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Tennessee after her car collided with the terminal end of an X-Lite guardrail. The terminal ends are designed...

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What are transportation officials doing to address speed-related crashes?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 9,300 people were killed in speed-related crashes across the United States. Speed-related crashes are usually serious or fatal for two obvious reasons: It takes more time and distance to stop or slow down The greater the speed, the more damage is inflicted In order...

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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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