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Category: Distracted Driving

Florida Car Crashes: Why Do So Many Happen Close to Home?

There’s no way to completely avoid car accidents. However, more accidents tend to happen in certain places and situations than in others. Because of this, being aware of these accident “hot spots” and staying alert can help reduce your risk of becoming involved in a car accident.

So, where do crashes tend to happen more often?

You might think that the unfamiliar locales and drowsiness of a long-distance road [..]

Stronger Distracted Driving Laws? Nope, Says Florida Senate

 

Recent legislation passed by the Florida House would have cracked down on distracted driving, but the Senate refused to even hear the bill.

 

Bill HB 33 was passed by the Florida House of Representatives 112-2, and Governor Rick Scott even gave it his blessing, meaning the bill likely would have been signed into law if passed by the Senate. However, Florida Senate President Joe Negron refused to [..]

Texting While Driving May Soon Become a Primary Offense

Texting is one of the most dangerous things that you can do behind the wheel. Sending a quick text may only take your eyes off the road for a few seconds, but those few seconds are still critical for responding to pedestrians, cars, and other things on the road that require a driver’s attention.

 

Case-in-point: almost 1 in 5 traffic accidents are caused by texting and distracted driving [..]

Which Is More Dangerous: Distracted Driving or DUI?

Most of us probably have at least one ad campaign, billboard, or commercial about dangerous driving habits in the back of our minds when we get behind the wheel.

 

Controversial and shocking ads about dangerous driving are commonly created to scare people into practicing safe driving habits. Over the past few decades, the most typical “scare ads” revolved around drunk driving. In recent years, however, you may have [..]

A New Kind of Distracted Driving: Pokemon Go

Have you started playing Pokemon Go yet?

 

The new smartphone app has quickly taken the country by storm. It is estimated that over 9 million Americans are playing the game every day.

 

Based off of the popular trading card game and television show from the early 2000s, Pokemon Go uses GPS mapping technologies to lead you around your town or city to catch Pokemon and visit different [..]

Distracted Driving Has Caused Accidents to Skyrocket in Florida

We all know Florida is not the safest state for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. But distracted driving is making the roadways even more dangerous.

 

Strict distracted driving laws, ridesharing apps, and new auto safety technology has led to a decrease in the rate or number of accidents in many states. Unfortunately, Florida has seen 63% more car crashes in the past five years!

 

Many law enforcement officers [..]

Teaching Teens to Drive Safely

Few things are scarier than a teenager who has just gotten his or her driver’s license. But if that teenager is your son or daughter, they’re going to be looking to you to teach them how to drive safely.

 

Statistics show us that teaching teens to drive safely is crucial not just to keep them safe, but also to make sure that others don’t get hurt. According to [..]

How Can I Avoid Distracted Driving Accidents?

 

Distracted driving is a nationwide problem. As technology becomes a bigger and bigger part of our lives, more drivers attempt to multi-task and end up in wrecks that lead to injuries and deaths.

 

    Every day in the United States, more than 1,153 people are injured and more than 9 people are killed as a result of a distracted driver. 16% of all fatal crashes are attributed to
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The Injury Law Firm of South Florida handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Breeze Park, Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Sewall’s, Stuart  Point Ocean.

St. Lucie County

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Lee County

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Palm Beach County

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