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ADHD medication and crash risk

Florida drivers who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may see their risk for getting in a motor vehicle accident fall if they keep up with their prescribed medications. This is according to a study that examined the health claim records of over 2.3 million ADHD patients who had sought emergency care due to vehicle crashes from 2005 to 2014.

Fatal car accidents once again on the rise

Recent statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration do not paint a positive picture for Florida drivers. The NHTSA report indicates that more than 37,000 people were killed in road traffic accidents across the United States in 2016. This represents a 5.6 percent year-on-year increase, and it is the highest number of fatal crashes on record since 2007.

Car size is a factor in injury and crash severity

Florida motorists who drive smaller cars likely enjoy the fuel economy that they offer. Unfortunately, small cars fare much worse when they are involved in collisions than do larger vehicles. People who are in the market for a new vehicle might want to take these risks into consideration before they make purchasing decisions.

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.

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.

The emergence of self-driving cars may take longer than expected

With big companies investing millions and billions into developing autonomous vehicles (AVs) and self-driving cars, many are eagerly anticipating the days of these impressive vehicles. However, residents in Florida and other states may not see AVs anytime soon.

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