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How Hazardous Weather Can Affect Seminole County Roads

Hazardous weather can strike unexpectedly or can be anticipated long in advance. Either way, drivers in Seminole County should be aware of the risks associated with rainstorms and hurricanes before they hit the road.  Hurricane Michael was the strongest storm Florida has seen in half a century. With wind speeds of more than 150 mph and torrential rain,...

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Florida Construction Worker Scaffolding Deaths Serious Problem

When two construction workers fell to their deaths after their scaffolding collapsed recently near Orlando, Florida, the circumstances sounded too familiar.  The workers fell six floors to their deaths at a construction site for a new Marriott hotel just outside Disney World, according to USA Today. A third man escaped serious injury by hanging onto part of the...

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Could Technology Help Tackle Rising Florida Truck Accident Rates?

Florida is among those states with the highest average rates of fatal large truck crashes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Given that Florida large truck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries (usually to occupants of other vehicles), it's incumbent upon both regulators and commercial trucking manufacturers, carriers and drivers to do what they...

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Amusement Park Injuries in Florida

Amusement park injuries in Orlando are not incidents the parks like to publicize, though they are reported to the state quarterly in exchange for avoidance of direct oversight. The Orlando Sentinel recently reported that a number of people have suffered serious amusement park injuries (and one death) in Orlando in a single quarter last year. The...

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Seminole County Motorcycle Accidents a Summer Threat

Law enforcement and safety advocates nationwide spent the month of May reminding motorists to watch for motorcycles as part of Motorcycle Safety Month. However, a Seminole County motorcycle accident lawyer knows motorcycle safety is a year-round effort in Florida. While California has more registered motorcycles than any other state, Florida has the highest number of...

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Are Self-Driving Vehicles Safe On the Roads of Seminole County?

As self-driving vehicles have made their debut in test markets across the United States, critics have raised many important safety questions related to autonomous driving technologies. These questions came to a head with the death of a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, who was killed after being struck by a self-driving SUV operated by Uber. Multiple...

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Seminole Crosswalks Can Be Dangerous for Pedestrians

Media reports of car accidents often focus on splashy details. In the midst of celebrity accidents, drunk driving, cars crashing into buildings, and other dramatic incidents, it can be easy to forget that pedestrians are struck with alarming frequency. Pedestrian accidents can occur in crosswalks, on sidewalks, in traffic lanes, or anywhere else where vehicles...

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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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