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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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Are Infotainment Systems More Distracting for Older Drivers?

The good news: The latest technology provides drivers with unprecedented access to navigation, entertainment, and communication. The bad news: Infotainment systems also pose a danger to older motorists – people 55 to 75 – because they are a distraction. New research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows the average older driver takes their...

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Florida Attorney Discusses The Risk of Developing PTSD After a Serious Crash

Serious and fatal crashes occur on a daily basis on Florida roads and can be a traumatic experience for those involved. In some cases, crash survivors may feel nothing immediately afterward, but the trauma can still set in days later. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs cites research indicating that one percent of the population across the...

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The Safest Place in a Car Accident is No Longer the Back Seat

Seat belt technology is improving safety for passengers riding in the front seat. Unfortunately, that same technology is not making its way into the back seat. That’s according to the New York Times, in a report on researchers making recommendations on the cars. Highlighted are cars with rear seats equipped with the same type of...

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Florida Attorney Offer Best Ideas to Prevent Elderly Driver Crashes

As drivers get older, their ability to safely drive a car gradually declines. Changes in cognitive function, motor abilities, physical coordination, eyesight, and judgment are all challenges senior drivers face. The American Automobile Association (AAA) offers tips on how senior drivers can stay healthy -- and behind the wheel longer. These tips involve routine exercise...

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Hyundai, Kia recalls issued after vehicle fires spark federal probe

A federal agency is investigating Hyundai and Kia after reports of over 3,100 fires, 103 injuries and one death allegedly attributed to the vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was opening the probes into nearly three million models of Hyundai and Kia cars prompted by a petition from the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit advocate, according to NPR....

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A Florida Attorney on the Best Ideas to Avoid Pedestrian Crashes

Pedestrians are everywhere in the Longwood and Greater Orlando region. While walkable communities are a big draw for states such as Florida, accidents involving pedestrians are all too common. Each year, more than 4,500 fatal pedestrian accidents occur nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Florida Patch states there were an...

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Florida among the worst states for highway safety

There is always a certain amount of risk when driving. According to a recent report, there is a special level of risk for driving in Florida. The problem is that we simply do not have the laws on our books that would help keep people safe on the road. Advocates’ Report Advocates for Highway and...

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