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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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Florida Attorney Discusses Why Multitasking While Driving is Dangerous

Distracted driving is everywhere on Florida roads, and it doesn’t always involve texting behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many drivers believe that taking their attention away from the road to make phone calls, drink coffee, or take care of personal hygiene is safe. Some have been doing it for years without any problem.   Drivers who engage in distracted behavior...

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What You Should Know About Whiplash After An Auto Accident: Florida Attorney Discusses

Whiplash is a spinal injury that most commonly occurs during a rear-end auto accident. The force of the impact causes the driver’s or passenger’s head to move forward and backward in a quick whip-like motion. Symptoms Of Whiplash After An Accident This sudden movement can injure neck joints and also cause the ligaments and the...

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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...

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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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