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August 2017 Archives

Modern automotive safety technology is saving lives

In Florida and across the United States, lives are being saved by smart collision avoidance systems equipped in modern vehicles. New research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows how early warning systems that alert drivers about sudden lane departures and other hazards have contributed to a reduction in fatalities and injuries. This longitudinal study evaluated 5,000 road traffic accidents that took place in 2015, and researchers are hopeful that auto safety technology will produce more positive results in the near future.

Sleep apnea testing will not be required for truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration withdrew a rulemaking, or pursuit of implementing a rule, regarding sleep apnea testing for truck drivers. Florida drivers might be interested in the proposed rule, which would have required sleep apnea testing for up to 40 percent of drivers due to certain conditions, including body mass index and age, before they could receive certification.

Further investigation required in fatal Florida boat accident

An in-depth investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is pursuing answers and information regarding a recent fatal boating accident near Crab Island. Currently, charges are pending against the driver of the boat for operating a water vessel while under the influence of alcohol.

Odd reasons why truck accidents occur

According to federal estimates, around 475,000 large trucks are in accidents around the country each year, many of which take place in Florida. These accidents result in more than 5,000 fatalities and around 140,000 injuries. Roughly 70 percent of all crashes involving a large truck are caused by automobile drivers. This is despite the fact that truckers are often blamed for driving too fast or otherwise being careless behind the wheel.

Seeking damages for the damage you suffered in a car accident

In some cases, serious car accidents result in more than just a serious injury. Some of these accidents lead to injuries that are actually disabling, forever changing the life of a Florida accident victim. If you are dealing with a temporary or permanent disability after an accident, you would be wise to learn about the types of damages that may be available to you. 

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