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September 2017 Archives

Drivers' actions contradict beliefs regarding distracted driving

Distracted driving is just one of the dangerous behaviors that can result in fatal traffic accidents. According to a study conducted by Progressive Insurance, almost one third of drivers are comfortable with texting and driving, even though most consider distracted driving to be the main cause of motor vehicle accidents. Over 90 percent of the people who participated in the study believe that distracted driving should be against the law.

How to deal with a brain injury from a bicycling accident

As someone who cycles frequently, you want to always get back on your bike. Bicycling is an effective way to exercise and get from point A to point B efficiently. While you might not crash or get into an accident often, it is always a possibility for which you should be ready. You should also be ready to deal with particular injuries. 

Driving close to home can still be dangerous

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics indicate that Florida leads the way for deadly motor vehicle accidents in the southeastern part of the U.S. According to one car insurance company, the majority of all fatal crashes take place close to home. In light of this information, local residents who often find themselves behind the wheel within 25 miles of their residences may want to take extra care as they ride through familiar neighborhoods.

Using headlights during the day could prevent car crashes

While most Florida motorists drive with their headlights off during the day, they may be interested to know that studies have shown that the number of car accidents are reduced when drivers always keep their headlights on. Some manufacturers are now installing daytime running lights on new cars. However, there is a debate over whether the responsibility of permanent headlight usage should fall to drivers or to car manufacturers.

Tire spike ornaments on big rigs considered safety hazard

Florida truck drivers who choose to adorn their lug nut covers with spikes made of plastic or metal could be increasing the chance of accidents. Other motorists and pedestrians find them intimidating. One victim of a tractor-trailer wreck specifically mentioned the spikes on the front wheel hubs in a 2012 lawsuit. People increasingly view the spikes as a potential threat because they can distract other motorists.

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