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Florida Texting Ban Would Prevent Longwood Car Accidents

Texting while driving is among the most dangerous behaviors behind the wheel. Some studies equate it to drunk driving, often finding those texting while driving have reaction times similar to a driver with a blood-alcohol level of .08 - the threshold for drunk driving in all 50 states. That's how Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark...

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Stay Safe on Your Motorcycle in Seminole County

Motorcycle accidents can cause some of the most severe injuries of any type of auto accident. Without the protection of a vehicle frame, many riders are thrown from their bikes or exposed to the brute force of a collision. The injuries caused by such accidents can be devastating and long-lasting, if not fatal. Many surviving...

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Trendy Apps Increase Distracted Driving in Seminole County

The widespread use of mobile devices has caused distracted driving to become one of America’s greatest health crises. With the prevalence of in-vehicle entertainment systems and navigation devices, the temptation to take one’s eyes off the road is greater than ever. Now, trendy apps are providing yet another source of distraction, and the effects are...

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Seminole County Roads Can Be Made Safer With Emerging Truck Platooning Technology

Truck accidents cause more severe injuries than accidents involving passenger vehicles. This is because larger, heavier vehicles exert more momentum, and thus greater force with which to cause injuries during a collision. Truck accident injury victims in Seminole County have the legal right to be compensated for their losses by anyone who is legally responsible...

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Federal Regulations Target Safety of Self-Driving Vehicles on Florida Roads

Self-driving cars are still a novel sight in many Florida communities, but they are poised to become prevalent over the next few years. The Verge reports that a House subcommittee is marking up a package of legislation related to autonomous vehicles. This seemingly standard procedure is part of a larger national discussion on vehicle safety...

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Seminole County Summer Crashes Avoidable With Precautions

Florida is an international tourism hub, welcoming a record 113 million visitors in 2016. Local officials have been trying to draw more of those into Seminole County, and it appears to be working.  A substantial number of visitors who travel to Florida and within Florida are driving on our roads, which means congestion, particularly during...

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As Florida Traffic Deaths Rise, Troopers Crack Down on Aggressive Driving

Florida law enforcement agencies are taking a stand against aggressive drivers, following a historic rise in deadly crashes here and throughout the country. Florida Highway Patrol troopers have committed in various operations - including Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) - to specifically watch for aggressive drivers. These include motorists who are tailgating, speeding and...

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