Bill Banning Texting While Driving Passes Another Hurdle

On January 10, 2018, the Florida Senate panel passed a bill that would ban texting while driving. The bill classifies texting and driving as a primary offense. Florida Law previously classified texting and driving as a secondary offense. This means that an officer would have to pull the person over for another offense in order to give them a ticket …

Employee of Destin Watercraft Company Okay After Being Knocked Unconscious

Accidents even happen in paradise. Last week, it was reported that a 25-year-old employee of a personal watercraft rental company was knocked unconscious in Destin, Florida, one of the most popular tourist spots in Northwest Florida. Located on what’s called the Emerald Coast of Florida, Destin is known for its emerald-colored waters and its quartz-laden fine sand that’s so white …

Uber Disabled Brake In Accident That Killed Pedestrian

The emergency brake in an Uber vehicle had been disabled when it struck a pedestrian in Arizona back in March 2018. The woman was killed instantly. This was one of the first fatal crashes involving a self-driving vehicle. The car had identified that the emergency brake needed to be applied 1.3 seconds before the acciden occurred. However, the emergency brake …

Parking Lot Accidents: What You Should Know

A parking lot can be a dangerous place for drivers and pedestrians, which is typically due to limited space and poor lighting. In addition, when many drivers are in parking lots, they tend to travel at the same speeds that they would on a road. Have you been involved in an accident in a parking lot, which was the fault …

Consequences Of Distracted Driving

It is estimated that 1.3 million people in the world die each year due to car accidents. There are several factors that can cause a car accident. Reckless driving and aggressive driving are some of the factors that can cause a car accident. An accident may also be caused by environmental problems such as a snowstorm. Distracted driving is another …

The Dangers of Semi-Trucks and Tractor-trailers: What to Know if You’re Injured in a Semi-Truck Collision

Because tractor-trailers and semi-trucks can weigh many tons, a collision with a smaller automobile can result in severe injuries and even death. In addition, tractor-trailers sometimes travel with cargo such as large metal poles, which can be extremely hazardous if the logs dislodge when the truck is on the road. Collisions that involve tractor-trailers and semi-trucks can result in numerous …

Florida’s Recent Legislative Record

Flordia’s legislative sessions have hit a dry spell lately. They’ve had 1,747 bills come through, but only 196 have passed. Even less have been signed by Florida’s Governor Rick Scott. The bills have covered a wide range of issues from recent topic to long standing topics. This article will look at how bills in different categories have feared lately. In …

Florida Passes New Regulations on Ride Share Insurance

As Florida continues to be a popular vacation destination for millions of visitors each year, the congestion on Florida’s highways also continues to clog. Given the heavy traffic, it makes sense that the state is embracing ride share options as a legitimate form of travel. It’s an enormous shift from the adage of “don’t get into cars with strangers” that …

Public Support for the New Texting While Driving Provisions

An update to Florida’s texting while driving law is drawing both support and criticism, as it passes its first committee. While Florida has already had distracted driving laws in place, state representatives felt that a new upgrade to the laws was needed. The committee meeting passed the provisions on Tuesday. Kelly Mear is just one Florida resident hoping to see …