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Distracted driving is a contributing factor in a significant number of car accidents and occurs when a motorist is paying attention to something other than the roadway. Although distracted driving is a danger to all who are sharing the roadway, many drivers still continue to engage in distracting behavior each day. Fortunately, accidents caused by […] Read More
According to the National Safety Council (NCS), there has been an increase in drivers using their cellphones to call and text while driving through parking lots.A recent NCS survey found that 66 percent of drivers make phone calls while driving through parking lots and 56 percent send text massages. These figures are especially concerning during […] Read More
Distracted driving contributed to 12.2 percent of all Florida car crashes in 2015 causing morethan 200 deaths. In efforts to lower these numbers and keep Floridians safe while traveling throughout the state, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is participating in national Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April. The department’s “Focus […] Read More
A shocking 87 percent of drivers have engaged in reckless driving habits in the past month, according to a recent survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. With drivers continuing to practice dangerous behaviors on the roads, it’s no wonder that preliminary traffic death totals for 2015 are expected to be nine percent […] Read More
Head-up displays are futuristic-like technology that is slowly controversially finding its way into everyday vehicles. Similar to displays used in aviation and video games, head-up displays project graphics about a vehicles speed, location and warning signals into a drivers line of site above the dashboard.The debate focuses on whether this head-up technology makes driving safer […] Read More
Its no secret there’s a texting and driving epidemic among teens. However, a new study shows distracted driving plays a much bigger role than we realized.A recent Automobile Association of America (AAA) study finds that distraction is a factor in 58 percent of moderate to severe teenage accidents.Even worse, according to the study, half of […] Read More
Technological advances, such as cell phones, are becoming a staple in today’s society. However, while making many aspects of our lives easier and more convenient, the use of these devices while driving poses a serious threat to our safety on the roadways. With the volume of sent text messages increasing from over 50 billion in […] Read More
Distracted driving statistics show just how dangerous it is for a driver to take their attention away from the road: crashes caused by distracted drivers lead to 3,154 deaths in 2013 and more than 424,000 injuries. Distracted driving accidents are a major problem in this country and drivers who are responsible must be held accountable […] Read More
Florida motorists commonly hear about the dangers associated with texting while driving. A 29-year-old man from Tampa was killed in a single-vehicle collision two days ago, marking yet another fatality linked to texting while operating a vehicle. According to police reports, a cell phone was found on the drivers front seat. The screen of the […] Read More

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