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New device aims to keep drivers awake

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that approximately 6,000 fatal crashes are caused each year by drowsy drivers. While Florida drivers may not face the same stigma when they drive drowsy as they do when they drive drunk, it can be just as dangerous. Attempts to drink coffee or soda or to play loud music to stay awake may only work for a short period of time.

Rising speed limits may be leading to more fatal car wrecks

Higher speed limits on highways in Florida might please busy people, but they may also threaten the safety of motorists. The author of a study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that the repeal of the National Maximum Speed Limit, which had prompted states to disallow limits over 55 mph, has resulted in an increase in traffic fatalities. The deaths started to climb first on rural stretches of interstates and then on all sections of expressways.

Fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses increase

People in Florida have faced increased vehicle crash threats from large trucks and buses, according to statistics from 1975 to 2015. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released an array of data showing that, in 2015, over 4,000 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.

A pedestrian accident is no walk in the park: Here's what to do

A stroll on a sunny day may quickly turn into a trip to the hospital if a careless driver ends up striking you. Perhaps the driver was driving too quickly for road conditions, or maybe he or she was texting while behind the wheel, for example.

Safety rankings highlight several large cars

Florida drivers considering a large vehicle may wish to note that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named three full-sized vehicles highly crash-worthy. Among the vehicles recommended with the Top Safety Pick Plus designation were the Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon.

Is insurance refusing to work with you after your car accident?

Were you in an auto collision that was not your fault? If you were, you likely expect the other driver's insurance to take care of you. If the other driver is uninsured, you certainly expect your own insurance to help you cover the losses you experienced in the car accident. Unfortunately, many Florida residents may find that insurance providers are only willing to pay out the bare minimum. If that happens to you, you do not have to take it.

Safety concerns about Congress driverless car bill package

Florida residents might have heard of a bill package being considered by a House of Representatives Energy and Commerce panel that would put more driverless cars on the road for testing. Safety advocates are hesitant about this package, and they believe that it would be safer to test fewer self-driving cars on the road simultaneously. They also suggest that requiring a safety certification for each autonomous car before it goes out onto the road would be a better way to test these cars.

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