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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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How risky is riding a bicycle in central Florida?

Riding a bicycle for exercise or to commute to and from work has grown in popularity nationwide and especially in warm climate regions like central Florida. Unfortunately, some motorists don’t respect cyclists. Drivers in cars and trucks have an “I own the road” attitude, and this attitude can have tragic consequences. According to ClickOrlando.com, law...

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Nissan recalling vehicles due to risk of fire

If you recently bought a Nissan, how well do you trust the safety of your new car? According to autoblog.com, Nissan has issued a recall for 394,025 cars. They include: The 2017-2018 Pathfinder. The 2016-2017 Maxima. The 2015-2017 Murano. The 2017 Infiniti QX60. The problem? An anti-lock brake pump seal. Nissan says the seal could...

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Why driving in congested traffic can be dangerous

For metro-area residents, traffic congestion is an expected part of their daily commute. For others, it can come as a bit of a shock, especially in areas where it's uncommon. According to an article in the Orlando Business Journal, Orlando commuters spend about 57 hours each year in traffic. The increase in traffic congestion in Orlando...

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