Study Shows Pedestrian Detection Equipment Not Fully Trustworthy
201910.09
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Study Shows Pedestrian Detection Equipment Not Fully Trustworthy

Confirming what many safety experts already knew, AAA recently released a report demonstrating that although the capabilities of many new vehicles’ safety features are steadily improving, they cannot be considered reliable just yet.  Specifically, the study found that the systems used by many new cars to detect pedestrians are not nearly advanced or skilled enough…

Fort Myers Fatality Shines Spotlight on Florida Hit-and-Run Accidents
201909.15
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Fort Myers Fatality Shines Spotlight on Florida Hit-and-Run Accidents

A fatal accident in Fort Myers recently brought the issue of hit-and-run fatalities into the Florida news yet again.  The accident involved a motorist who killed a mother of eight and then fled the scene of the accident on foot.  Thankfully, police were able to catch the individual responsible, and he is now facing criminal…

Road Rage: Not a Wise Choice
201908.02
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Road Rage: Not a Wise Choice

In an episode demonstrating both the dangers of hit-and-run accidents as well as the similar dangers posed when motorists engage in road rage, a crash in Fort Lauderdale ended up in the news recently.  The accident, which took place in January 2019, was the feature of a news article by the automotive news website Carscoop. …

Florida Road Rage Accident on a Rainy Night Results in One Death and Two Fatalities
201906.10
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Florida Road Rage Accident on a Rainy Night Results in One Death and Two Fatalities

A recent accident on a rainy night in Broward County highlighted the need to drive safely during the frequent rainstorms in this part of the Sunshine State.  It also highlighted how dangerous road rage can be, particularly in rainy or other inclement weather.  The accident was tragic, resulting in one death and two injured motorists. …

Florida PIP Insurance: Will the Legislature Finally Act?
201902.09
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Florida PIP Insurance: Will the Legislature Finally Act?

Florida’s 2019 legislative session officially starts on March 3rd, and legislative committees are already meeting to discuss what the 2019 Legislature’s priorities will be. One of the items expected to be high on the agenda, for the third year in a row, is automobile liability insurance reform. According to a report from the Daytona Beach…

Drowsy Driving
201811.01
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Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is an underappreciated danger on today’s roads.  A recent accident in Polk County in central Florida serves as a wake-up call for those of us who may not get enough sleep and then climb behind the wheel.  Driving drowsy is a dangerous practice and can be fatal or cause serious injuries to both…