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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many car accidents occur at intersections. Of those, many are caused by someone running a red light. But, are red light cameras the answer? Clearwater and Oldsmar officials think so. Starting yesterday, the warning period is over and the tickets will be issued if the camera catches you running the red light at two major.
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.
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.
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.
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.