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February 2017 Archives

Driving habits in Florida and around the country

According to a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers in the age range of 19 to 24 years have the worst driving skills. Eighty-eight percent of them admitted to taking part in dangerous driving behaviors at some time during the previous month. The behaviors included running red lights, speeding and texting while driving.

The link between health and driver safety

Florida motorists may have heard about a study that claims commercial truckers with health issues are more likely to get into an accident. The study was conducted by the University of Utah School of Medicine, and it was published online on Jan. 10 in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. It found that those with at least three different health issues are up to four times more likely to get into an accident compared to a healthy truck driver.

Delay in new training rule for entry-level truck drivers

Entry-level truck drivers in Florida and throughout the country as well as their prospective employers will not be affected as quickly by a rule that was set to take effect on Feb. 6 but has been pushed back until at least March. The rule, Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Vehicle Operators, had been published in the Federal Register in December.

Apple sued for failing to provide iPhone safety lock

Florida motorists may be interested to learn that Apple has been named as the defendant in a class action lawsuit. The plaintiffs are seeking to hold Apple liable for several automobile collisions that were caused by individuals who were actively using their iPhones, such as by sending or reading text messages, when the accidents occurred.

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