Driving requires those behind the wheel to use their hands, eyes and minds, along with other senses, such as hearing, in order to safely navigate the streets and highways across the country, including those here in Florida. Unfortunately, not all drivers consider the consequences of removing even one of these factors by allowing distractions to take their attention off the road and the traffic around them.
Florida's beaches, weather and theme parks are an international draw that make The Sunshine State one of the country's major attractions. Visitors travel south all winter long with AAA predicting 2016's holiday season as one of the busiest travel holidays in recent years. Visit Florida estimates that over 85,000 visitors came to the state this year.
Vehicle damage is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a car accident. You step out of your vehicle to check out your crushed bumper, or sulk at the huge scrapes along the side of the door. Most people do not realize that car accidents can be devastating in more ways than just vehicle damage. The result of getting in a serious motor vehicle accident can have a lasting impact on your life physically, emotionally and financially.
It's past curfew, and you haven't heard from your teen. Worst-case scenarios start flashing through your mind. Worse yet: how will you even know if they've been in a traffic accident on the drive home?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that an alarming spike in deaths from last year through the first half of this year is a "crisis that needs to be addressed now."
Pedestrians and bikers are some of the most vulnerable people on the road, and a new safety requirement from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may help protect pedestrians from danger.
A 10-second SnapChat video is giving law enforcement officials an inside look into a horrifying crash that occurred late last night. A 22-year-old man was driving far in excess of the speed limit when his car crashed into another vehicle in Tampa late last month.
With Halloween behind us, thoughts are turning to the upcoming holiday season - which often includes travel for family vacations or visits with loved ones.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have gotten a lot of attention publicly lately, due to issues that athletes and other public figures have suffered. But did you know that sports are actually a fairly uncommon way to get a TBI, and that falls and motor vehicle accidents are the more likely sources? Falls make up 40.5 percent of TBI and motor vehicle accidents make up 14.3 percent.
Don't compromise your recovery. Take steps to protect yourself right away.
A car accident is always a serious matter, whether you are seriously injured or just shaken up with some damage to your car. Certain errors in the aftermath of a crash can have serious implications for your health, your insurance and your financial stability. It's important to do everything you can to avoid these mistakes that people make after collisions.