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Teen drivers pose great risk to themselves and others
Getting a drivers' license is an important and memorable rite of passage, and teenagers are understandably eager to experience the freedom of being able to get places on their own. Yet, it is important for both teenagers and their parents to be aware of the serious risks to teens and others on the roadways that come along with that independence.
Recent Accidents Highlight the Importance of Driving Safety for Seniors
Automobile accidents involving senior citizens are far from uncommon in Florida. Statistics show that 15 percent of all fatal accidents that occur in the state involve a driver who is 65 and older.
Bill Passed Requiring Electronic On-Board Recorders for Truckers
Congress recently passed a bill that would mandate all truck drivers to install electronic on-board recorders, or EOBRs, in their vehicles. These devices are designed to ensure that commercial drivers are not fatigued when behind the wheel by tracking the actual number of hours they have been driving. Although the final rule is not expected to be ready until 2014, with implementation set for two years after that, commercial truck driving companies are already gearing up for the change.
Learning to Share: Why Can’t Florida Motorists and Bicyclists Along?
Bicycling is becoming more and more popular in Florida. Whether bicycling for health, a hobby, enjoying the Florida sunshine or even as an inexpensive alternative means of commuting to work, bicycling is on the rise. And with it comes the risk of a deadly bicycle accident.
Tragic Guardrail Accident Reveals Large Hole in Florida Road Design
Two Florida families recently sued Nassau County after a 16-year-old was killed and three others seriously injured on County Road 121 in a car accident the families claim is attributable to misplaced guardrails. In that accident, one vehicle veered slightly to the right, struck a guardrail located close to the road's edge, and bounced into oncoming traffic. The families want the county held accountable for placing the guardrails just over a foot away from the edge of the road, rather than the standard four to five feet.
Florida Cities Among the Least Safe for Pedestrians
United States Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, has made it his mission to increase the safety of all drivers on the road. Through initiatives such as bringing awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, especially reading, writing or sending text messages, safety gains have continued for drivers and passengers. However, for pedestrians, increased safety hasn't comes as quickly.
Are there any breeds banned in Florida?
Florida does not ban any specific breed of dog at the State level. Rather, State law puts restrictions on a “dangerous dog”. A dangerous dog is defined in Florida as "A dog that has aggressively bitten, attacked, or endangered or has inflicted severe injury on a human being on public or private property"...