January 4

15 Deaths During New Year’s Holiday Reported by FHP

New Year’s Holiday Proves Deadly on Florida’s Road The Florida Highway Patrol released its synopsis of the fatality count during the 72-hour New Year holiday period, which began at 00:01 hours, Saturday, December 30th, 2006, and ended at midnight, Monday, January 1st, 2007. The statistical information represented preliminary figures and covers only those crashes investigated.

January 3

Aggresive Driving Can Cause Disaster

What To Do To Avoid Aggressive Drivers and Driving According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this is what you are to do if confronted by an aggressive driver: Get Out of the Way: First and foremost make every attempt to get out of their way. Put Your Pride Aside: Do not challenge them.

January 2

DUI Deaths Increase

DUI Deaths Increase in Nearly Half of the States U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters recently released new state-by-state data for 2005 showing that alcohol-impaired driving remains one of the nation’s deadliest crimes. In 2005, 23 states and Puerto Rico showed a decrease in the fatality rate for crashes where the driver had an.

January 1

The Dangers of Cell Phones

Cell Phones Can Kill According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, you may want to stay away from drivers busy talking on their cell phones. Researchers discovered that cell phone users were four to five times more likely to have crashes than non-users. While convenient, using cell phones while driving can.

December 31

Nice Job, AAA Auto Club South!

Free Ride Home if You Drink Too Much “Tow to Go” is available to AAA members and nonmembers. The service is sponsored by beer maker Anheuser-Busch and covers all of Florida; Atlanta; Savannah, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; and, during the holiday season, Knoxville, Tenn. The number is 800-222-4357. Last year, about 900 Florida drivers called Tow.

December 31

Driving Safety Tips

TIPS TO DRIVING SAFELY According to the National Safety Commission, the following are tips to driving safely through the holidays and the winter season: Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving: Although maybe not needed in Florida, you should get your car tuned up and winterized. Check that you have sufficient antifreeze in your coolant system,.

December 30

Car Accident Facts

Car Accident Facts and Recommendations Accidents on our Nation’s roadways are a serious threat to the traveling public and are the leading cause of death for those under the age of thirty-four. Annually, over 40,000 people are killed in approximately five million motor vehicle accidents, many involving teen car accidents. In 2002 alone, nearly 43,000.

December 29

Car Accidents Hit Close to Home

Car Crashes Hit Close to Home For More Information About Your Rights After a Car Accident, Click Here. According to a report generated by the Partners for Child Passenger Safety, more than 80% of the 557,000 crashes they examined occurred 20 minutes or less from the person’s home. This report reminds us that motor vehicles.

December 29

Alert Your Family After a Car Accident or Emergency

A New Way To Alert Your Family After A Serious Car Accident Or Other Emergency For More Information About Your Rights After a Car Accident, Click Here. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has instituted an emergency contact information system that allows anyone with a valid Florida Driver’s License or Florida Identification.

December 29

Frequently Asked Questions Following a Car Accident

Frequently Asked Questions about Auto Accidents For More Information Following a Car Accident, Click Here. 1. I was a passenger in someone else’s car and received a citation for having an alcoholic beverage in an open container. Can my insurance company raise my rates, or cancel, or nonrenew my policy?According to Florida Statute 316.1936, a.

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