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December 2017 Archives

In the dark about your options after a nighttime car accident?

When the time changes, it means there are more drivers on Florida roads after dark. Night driving can actually lead to an increased chance for car accidents as it can affect the way a driver sees the road and other vehicles. Shorter days can actually lead to a higher chance of involvement in a motor vehicle accident.

Loss of control, driving blind and other car accident causes

Florida residents might be at a greater risk of a car accident since crashes are on the rise. In 2015, traffic fatalities went up 8 percent across the country over the prior year, and in 2016, more than 40,000 people died in U.S. motor vehicle accidents.

Roadways can be safer with roundabouts

Heading into an intersection is one of the most common parts of driving in Oklahoma today; however, it can also be one of the most dangerous. Intersections - the conjunction points that bring two or more roadways together - also bring cars together in various directions, sometimes at higher rates of speed. This can mean that intersections are a frequent site for crashes, including damaging ones that cause severe injuries and even fatalities. Because intersections are such a common point for dangerous car accidents, traffic engineers are concerned about how to improve safety in these areas.

Reducing the odds of a bike crash

In the state of Florida, bicyclists are expected to follow the rules of the road just like motorists. By obeying the law, it may be possible to avoid crashes with automobiles, which are among the most common types of bicycle accidents. There are many steps that a bicyclist could take to avoid a crash, such as using a bike that is an appropriate size.

Drugged driving and the threat to Florida drivers

Just like the consumption of alcohol or the use of a cellphone while behind the wheel, using drugs before operating a motor vehicle can have deadly consequences. Drugged driving is just as dangerous as distracted or drunk driving, and innocent Florida residents may pay the price for this type of negligent and irresponsible behavior.

FMCSA to survey truck drivers on excessive commuting

Florida readers may be interested to learn that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration intends to conduct a survey regarding truck drivers who engage in "excessive commuting." A notice of the survey was published in the Federal Register on Nov. 27, and the agency is seeking public comments until Jan. 26, 2018.

Large trucks and buses can be a danger on the road

Florida drivers may have extra concern on the roadways when navigating around large trucks and buses. The sheer size of those vehicles can be dominant, and many people know that a crash with a large truck or bus can be particularly devastating. Keeping some safety tips in mind on the road can help to ensure a safe, shared roadway with cars, trucks and buses.

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