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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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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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