With Florida's storm season fast approaching, there may be times when you have no choice but to drive in windy conditions. Do you know how to handle your vehicle when it's really windy and raining like crazy?
You can do your very best to avoid close contact with commercial trucks on the road, but there will be times when you have no choice but to drive in close proximity to these vehicles. There is simply no way around it.
There used to be a time when people were unsure of the benefits of wearing a seat belt. However, in today's world, there is no gray area. It's important to wear your seat belt 100 percent of the time, regardless of where you are traveling or the type of car you are driving.
In the event of a motor vehicle accident, your immediate attention will turn to your health. If you feel okay in the aftermath, you may assume that you’ve escaped without injury. And while that may end up being the case, it’s critical that you still seek medical attention right away.
A car accident has the potential to cause a variety of injuries, some minor and others life-threatening. Some of the most common serious car crash injuries include:
Nearly 1,000 people were killed in the United States by drivers running red lights, according to the latest statistics released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Stunningly, over one of every 10 of those fatalities occurred here in Florida in 2017!
Florida is one of 12 states and Puerto Rico with no-fault auto insurance laws. They were designed to keep insurance premiums low by offering quick payouts and avoiding lawsuits. However, the system is often criticized as being inadequate and frequently abused.
Florida’s highways are among the deadliest in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation ranks the Sunshine State behind only California and Texas in the number of driving-related fatalities in 2017 with 3,112 people killed in 2,922 crashes involving fatalities.
The rideshare system allows a convenient way to get around town. Those who need a ride can simply pull up an Uber, Lyft or other rideshare app and request a ride. Once they confirm the driver arrives, they can make it to their destination with minimal hassle -- unless there is an accident.
Florida lawmakers are taking their fight against distracted driving to new levels. The state recently passed a law that makes driving in an active construction zone or in a school zone while using a hand-held phone a primary offense. This means enforcement officers can pull drivers over and issue a ticket for violating this law.