Category: Distracted Driving



Texting While Driving May Soon Become a Primary Offense
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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 (to compare, approximately 1 in 3 traffic accidents are caused by drunk drivers).…

Which Is More Dangerous: Distracted Driving or DUI?
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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 noticed a shift. Ads about the dangers of drinking and driving have been widely replaced by ads about the dangers of texting and driving.…

A New Kind of Distracted Driving: Pokemon Go
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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 Pokestops. As evidenced by the 9+ million users, it’s become an instant hit with smartphone users of all ages.…

Distracted Driving Has Caused Accidents to Skyrocket in Florida
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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 and highway authorities place the blame on the high rate of distracted driving in Florida.…

Teaching Teens to Drive Safely
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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 the Centers for Disease Control, 2,163 teens in the United States between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in car crashes in 2013, and 243,243 were treated for car crash injuries.…

How Can I Avoid Distracted Driving Accidents?
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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.

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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 distraction.
27% of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes are in their 20s.

The 7 Most Dangerous Things Drivers Do behind the Wheel
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The 7 Most Dangerous Things Drivers Do behind the Wheel

It’s your car—the vehicle that gets you to work every day, that carries your groceries home, shelters you and your family on road trips. For many Americans, it can be nearly impossible to see their beloved motor vehicle as a hazard.

 

But massive, heavy, and fast-moving, cars can become dangerous weapons when handled improperly or recklessly. Every year, motor vehicle crashes claim the lives of nearly 37,000 Americans and leave an additional 2.35 million seriously injured, according to data from the Association for Safe International Road Travel.…

Safe Phone Zones Spring Up to Combat Distracted Driving
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Safe Phone Zones Spring Up to Combat Distracted Driving

Drunk driving. Dangerous road design. Inclement weather.

 

These are some of the common causes of auto accidents on Florida roadways. But of all of the hazards that threaten Florida roadways, distracted driving has proven to be the most dangerous.

 

According to some studies, drivers who are talking on their phones while driving show greater signs of impairment than drunk drivers. Research has also shown that the accident rate for drivers who are using their cellphone is higher than for drivers who have a blood alcohol content of .08 percent.…

Important Lessons from Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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Important Lessons from Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Though Distracted Driving Awareness Month is drawing to a close, the campaign’s message holds true any month of the year.

 

As the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminded us during their distracted driving awareness campaign this month, distracted driving is incredibly dangerous.

 

In Florida, distracted driving is a leading cause of auto accidents. According to recent reports, distracted driving accidents in Florida have risen 25 percent in the last three years.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The South Florida Injury Law Firm handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

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

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County