June 8

Helpful Driving Reminders for the Summer

It is finally here – Summer! Sleeping in late, family picnics and vacation! This all sounds great, but it is important to remember a few things about driving this summer so you or a family member is not involved in a serious car accident or left without insurance to pay for your medical bills and.

September 4

Belcher & Gulf-to-Bay – Is the Intersection Safer with Red Light Cameras?

Anyone who drives through Belcher Road and Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard’s intersection knows how dangerous and prone to car accident this intersection is. With the building of the Walmart Neighborhood Store, Wawa, Bob Evans, and other stores on the corner, the traffic at this intersection will only increase making it more dangerous for car accidents. What else.

August 26

Car Accidents Impact Everyone – Even the Pope

A car accident can change a person’s life and their family’s lives in seconds. One day, you can be thinking about calling the family member you haven’t spoken in some time and the next day, you are informed that they were seriously injured or even killed in a car accident. Car accidents can impact everyone..

July 14

What are the 10 Worst Tampa Bay Intersections for Car Accidents?

Car accident can happen at any intersection, but if you drive on U.S. 19 in the Clearwater/Palm Harbor area, the results of the 10 intersections with the most car accidents will not surprise you. ABC Action News’ I-Team recently analyzed the and found that three of the five bay area intersections with the most car.

July 3

What Spikes on the Fourth of July?

The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to celebrate being an American. However, with this year’s being on a Friday night, expect a spike in drinking and driving and an increase in the number of car accidents. According to data from NHTSA, during July 4th holiday period over the last five years of data.

May 5

Avoid los Accidentes de Tráfico this Cinco de Mayo

I am not 100% sure why Americans celebrate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla, but we do and call it Cinco de Mayo (since the battle was won on May 5, 1962). No. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—that is celebrated on September 16. One thing.

April 4

New Statistics on Trends for Car Accidents and Work Injuries Released

Injuries and car accident and work comp accident happen every day. The National Safety Council recently released it latest Injury Facts that shed light on these types of accidents. Some of the interesting statistics in the National Safety Council’s 2014 edition of Injury Facts are as follows: 1. July was the worst month in 2012.

April 25

Is Voice-to-Text Better in Reducing Car Accidents?

With texting while driving soon to become illegal in Florida, is handheld voice-to-text safer and lead to less car accidents? According to a recent a Texas A&M Transportation Institute study, the answer is NO. The study examined 43 research participants driving an actual vehicle on a closed course. While other research efforts have evaluated manual.

April 9

Is Text Messaging While Driving Illegal in Florida?

Not yet, but maybe soon! Texting while driving may soon become illegal, but will its ban reduce car accidents? Senate Bill 52 passed the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee with an 8-0 vote on Monday after amendment making it identical to the House measure (HB 13). The vote represented the last committee stop for the Senate.

March 13

Preventing Car Accidents This Spring Break

Spring break in Florida – a lot of fun, but a lot of danger. Many car accidents and pedestrian accidents occur during Spring Break because of the drivers’ unfamiliarity of Florida’s road and concentration on other things besides safe driving. Unfortunately, many automobile accident injuries are also caused by drinking and driving while on Spring.

March 1

Should Red Light Cameras Be Banned in Clearwater?

Even with the argument that car accidents can be avoided by red-light cameras, Pinellas County Clerk of Court Ken Burke is asking that madness end. The that in a letter to six cities, Clerk Ken Burke asked cities to stop writing tickets for red light violations because there are flaws in the system and that.

December 3

Fatal Florida Car Accidents Down, But Fatal Bicycle Accidents Increase

Fatal car accidents in Florida are down, but fatal Florida motorcycle crashes and bicycle accidents are up, according to the Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Report by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. According to the report, although fatal car accidents increased in Pinellas County (from 96 to 112), statewide fatalities as a result.

October 18

What Quadruples the Risk of Death in a Teenage Car Accident?

Car accidents remain the number one cause of death for teenagers. This is something to focus on especially during “Teen Driver Safety Week” (October 14-20). Car accident statistics show that teenage drivers are involved in more automobile crashes per mile than drivers of any other age group. Also, drivers aged 16 and 17 are involved.

March 9

Avoid Accidents From Daylight Savings TIme

On Saturday, we spring our clocks forward and lose an hour of sleep. We gain daylight at night, but it is darker in the mornings. Studies show that when this happens, accidents go up. According to one study of the effect of daylight savings time, sleep deprivation on the days after the time change causes.

February 21

Avoid Car Accidents with Drunk Drivers this Fat Tuesday

It’s Fat Tuesday!! Indulge and celebrate, but do it safely! According to MADD, an estimated 11,773 people died in alcohol-impaired traffic crashes in 2008. Also, according to statistics, 30% of all Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related car accident in their lives. The legal ramifications associated with a drink driving charge are bad, but.

July 13

What Causes 25% of Car Accidents?

We have all seen it–drivers using their cell phones or texting while driving. According to a recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, these types of distractions are associated with up to 25 percent of U.S. car crashes. The study showed that drivers are distracted up to half the time. While using the cell.

May 13

Accidents & Friday the 13th — Any Correlation?

Today is the only Friday the 13th this year. Does your chances of being involved in a car accident increase on Friday the 13th? It depends on what study you want to believe. The Dutch Centre for Insurance Statistics (CVS) on June 12, 2008, stated that “fewer accidents and reports of fire and theft occur.

October 19

Phone Apps that Prevent Text Messaging While Driving

Preventing teenagers (and other drivers) from texting while driving. As part of our focus on Teen Driver Safety Week, let’s look at some apps that can block text messaging while driving. One of applications that can prevent car accidents caused by text messaging is the SMSReplier app. When you are driving above 15 miles an.