June 14

Does Florida Cell Phone Law Go Far Enough to Prevent Car Accidents?

Beginning Oct. 1, motorists in Florida can be ticketed for texting while driving. However, to issue a ticket for texting, law enforcement first would have to stop a driver for another offense — like careless driving, if a vehicle was swerving or going too slow while the driver texted. The officer would have to see.

October 12

Car Accident on Skyway (and Many Others) Caused by Drowsy Drivers

Car accidents can be caused by many reasons, including drivers falling asleep while driving. Just ask Darel Harris–a dump truck driver who was rear-ended this morning after another driver fell asleep at the wheel causing him to crash into the rear-end of the truck. As a result, northbound traffic slowed to a crawl on the.

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.

April 14

Father of Three Killed By Drunk Driver in Clearwater Car Accident

Joshua James Donahue, a 32-year-old New Port Richey father of three, is dead because a drunk transient from Largo decided to flee the police. Brian Keith Ferry Sr. had a blood-alcohol level of 0.205 at the time of the crash, according to Clearwater police, which is more than twice the level at which Florida law.

March 17

Using an Automobile’s Black Box After a Serious Car Accident

We’ve heard about finding the “black box” when there is an airplane crash, but can a “black box” be the answers to questions after a car accident? The answer may surprise you. Believe it or not, about 60 percent of vehicles contain “event data recorders,” or EDRs, which work more or less like black boxes.

March 10

Bicyclist Bayflited After Car Accident Bicyclist Wasn’t Involved In

A bicyclist is injured after a car accident he wasn’t even involved in. 65-year-old Julian Conley was simply riding a bicycle on East Lake Road and Ridgemoor Boulevard in the East Lake area of Pinellas County. Moments later, Julian Conley was riding in a helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center. According to the Florida Highway Patrol,.