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Lockheed Martin Corp. accused of releasing harmful toxins into Orlando's soil and groundwater

The Lockheed Martin Corporation is an aerospace, defense, arms, security and advanced technology company with a facility located here in the greater Orlando area. The company is also responsible for storing and disposing of hazardous waste such as: Metals Oils and greases Sludges from electroplating solutions and metallic hydroxide Acid and alkali solutions Cyanide Chromate...

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Crash related nerve damage: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Crash-related injuries can sometimes go beyond broken bones, head trauma, or neck and back injuries. The consequences of nerve damage can be painful and permanent. According to WebMD, there are several causes of nerve damage. One cause that particularly relates to traffic collisions is compression and trauma to the nerves. This occurs when nerves get...

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Why should drivers avoid becoming too comfortable with ADAS technology?

Active driver assistance systems (ADAS) are autonomous and semi-autonomous features that control acceleration, braking and steering. These features now come standard on many new cars, yet some drivers tend to overlook their limitations. ADAS systems are touted as safe and effective technology that can reduce the likelihood of a crash linked to human error. According...

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AAA study finds that some drivers ignore the dangers of risky driving behavior

The consequences of distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving and driving impaired are well known to many drivers. We hear about devastating and fatal crashes in the news all the time. We hear the warnings from transportation officials and safety advocates. Yet, the message doesn't seem to get across to some drivers. The AAA Foundation for...

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What you need to know about Florida’s dram shop law

People are injured and killed every year in greater Orlando and throughout Florida in car accidents involving drunk drivers. Drunk driving is against the law. It is also negligent behavior and the victims of drunk drivers can file suit to recover financial compensation for their injuries. What about the bars, restaurants and liquor stores that...

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Drunk driving may increase this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner. It's not only a time to honor our military personnel who gave their lives for our country, it will be a time for friends and family to congregate. For many people, Memorial Day Weekend is also the unofficial start of summer. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations...

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Red-light runners a big threat to Florida pedestrians

Florida has the second highest annual number of pedestrian fatalities in the nation, just behind California. According to preliminary data from the Governors Highway Safety Association, 359 pedestrians were killed in Florida during the first half of 2018. That number jumped to 368 during the same period in 2019. About a quarter of pedestrian fatalities...

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Hyundais, Kias recalled for fire risk while parked

If you own a car made by Hyundai Motors or Kia, it's critical that you avoid parking it in your garage due to a fire risk. More than 700,000 Hyundai Elantras and Santa Fes, as well as Kia Sedonas and Sorrentos, have been recalled, according to News 6. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

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Florida drivers can now be cited for using cellphones in hands-free zones

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of crashes in school zones and construction zones. Both areas require drivers to slow down and pay attention. Sadly, many Florida drivers fail to do so. Collisions with pedestrians and rear-end collisions are common in these areas. Now, they have been designated as "hands-free zones." According to...

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