Florida Cycling Accidents
201811.28
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Florida Cycling Accidents

A distracted driver in Broward County crashed into a group on cyclists on a road in Davie at 8:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning, killing one cyclist and injuring five others.  A South Florida Sun-Sentinel report on the incident noted that the group of cyclists had 15-25 riders in total at the time of…

Florida Pedestrians at Risk
201811.14
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Florida Pedestrians at Risk

Confirming what many people who walk on the road anywhere in Florida already knew about the dangers of being a pedestrian, an annual report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) examining pedestrian safety in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The GHSA examined traffic safety statistics, and specifically, the issue of…

Pulling Over Safely
201810.26
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Pulling Over Safely

A man was recently killed on the Florida Turnpike after pulling his vehicle to the side of the road into an emergency lane, according to a report from Orlando’s ABC 9 WFTV News.  After pulling over his car to the side of the road, the driver, a 58-year-old male, was attempting to exit his vehicle…

Child Passenger Safety
201809.27
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Child Passenger Safety

A recent accident near Tallahassee involved several children who were not wearing proper child safety and were severely injured as a result.  According to a report from Tallahassee’s WCTV news, six people were injured in the crash on Interstate 10, including the two children.  The crash occurred at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon when a…

Florida Accident Report Privilege
201809.12
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Florida Accident Report Privilege

Florida, like most states, requires that when a motor vehicle crash occurs, police must be called, and a crash report must be prepared by the investigating officer.  However, despite this legal duty to create an accident report, almost every state, including Florida, has some sort of accident report privilege.  In Florida, the accident report privilege…