Everyone knows that distracted driving is a big no-no, but how many people actually think that they will wind up dead because they took a bite out of a burger or switched the radio station while driving? Most people don't consider those actions to be life-threatening. But the truth is, that momentary distraction can indeed be deadly.
You never saw the pickup truck veering into your lane. All you know is that your minivan was hit and now you have to worry about how you are going to help your children recover from their injuries while you are trying to recover from your own injuries. As you get out of your vehicle, you notice that the other driver has a burger in one hand and a phone in the other. Now you wonder if that had anything to do with him coming over into your lane.
Texting, talking on the phone, reading behind the wheel, and even eating are things you've seen other divers in the lane next to you do at one time or another.
In June of 2015, Florida unveiled a safety campaign to address the problem of distracted driving. In an effort to encourage drivers to pull over in order to use their phones, the state has introduced "Safe Phone Zones" which include designated rest areas and welcome centers.
When a traffic signal is available, it is obvious who has the right-of-way. But what about when there is no signal, or no painted crosswalk?
A recent study shows that the United States has seen the deadliest year of car accidents since 2007. Even worse, the National Safety Council revealed that the state of Florida has suffered the worst from the increase in car accident-related deaths.
Many Americans like to take full advantage of Labor Day weekend. From barbecues to hiking and other outdoor festivities, the holiday provides a much needed break from typical work obligations. Plus, it's a prime opportunity to visit with relatives and friends in nearby areas and adjoining areas.
One February night in 2006, two young women, best friends since kindergarten, leave a club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Within a few minutes, the car veers off the road and into a tree. The woman driving is drunk. The woman in the passenger seat is dead. Both families' lives are changed forever.
One of the most common injuries in a car accident is whiplash. Some people are immediately aware of it following the crash and others start to feel the pain and symptoms in the days and weeks that follow. The recovery process and amount of time it takes to recover from whiplash can vary widely, depending on the severity of the injury and the steps the injured individual takes to facilitate recovery.
Many travelers arrive at the car rental desk and are presented with a range of rental insurance options to cover them in case of an accident in the rental car. Most people aren't familiar with their own insurance policies and end up paying for rental coverage they don't need as their existing car insurance already covers such incidents.