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 …

Proposed Constitutional Change Promises Greater Protections to Residents of Care Facilities in Florida

Hurricane Irma, which devastated Florida last September, also created a hurricane of controversy in the state’s nursing and assisted living industry, leading to a proposed constitutional amendment. Prompted largely by a large number of deaths in a rehabilitation center in Hollywood Hills, fatalities that were indirectly blamed on the storm, Proposal 88 will create a “bill of rights” for the …

Lee County Has The Most Boating Accident Fatalities In Florida

Lee County has had more fatal boating accidents than any other place in Florida. There were nine boating accident deaths last year. This data is based on the information that has been given by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There were 766 boating accidents in Florida and 67 boating deaths. Lee County had 43 boating accidents. Collier county …

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 …

Texting and Driving Eventually a Primary Offense?

While there are some that strictly never use a hand-held electronic device while they’re driving, many drivers at least occasionally pick up a smartphone for ‘important’ matters while they’re driving. But, even with occasional use, drivers are overestimating their abilities while underestimating the dangers when they take their eyes, minds, and hands away from driving. Studies have shown that a …