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July 2018 Archives

Keeping truckers in Florida safe with data and tech

Distracted drivers cause some of the most serious accidents because they often neglect to slow down or take action to mitigate impact. This is why trucking companies, which often manage fleets of large vehicles that can cause a lot of damage, must take extra steps to prevent driver distractions. Technology provides the most distractions, but ironically, technology may also provide the solution.

Safely sharing Florida roads with motorcycles

Many residents of Florida enjoy the freedom and excitement brought by riding a motorcycle. If you are a person who appreciates the freedom of the open road and opts to ride a motorcycle for enjoyment, you understand the importance of safely sharing the road. Unfortunately, many drivers do not understand the importance of this.

Study examines truck drivers and fatigue-related crashes

Truck drivers in Florida who are farther from weigh stations, rest areas and truck stops may be more likely to crash. This was among the results of a study done by the University of Kentucky that examined accident data in that state between 2005 and 2014. The study appeared online in November.

The dangers of drowsy driving

A smart Florida driver should be vigilant whenever they are on the road. After all, driving accidents are the leading cause of premature death in the United States. These crashes cost the country $230.6 billion dollars on an annual basis, which averages out to $820 per citizen. It is estimated that more than 100,000 car accidents can be attributed to drowsy driving every year.

Drugged driving is becoming a bigger problem in Florida

Florida readers are aware of the great dangers associated with drinking and driving. Alcohol can diminish a person's mental cognition, vision and reactions, leading to an increased chance of a car accident. Florida authorities continue to combat drunk driving, but some believe that drugged driving could eventually become a more prevalent issue. 

Automated technology can make motorcycles safer

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 28 times as many motorcycle fatalities in 2016 compared to car fatalities per mile traveled. However, automated technology may hold the key to making motorcycles safer in Florida and throughout the country. For example, an adaptive cruise control system can help motorcycles keep their distance from vehicles and reduce the odds of a collision.

Car navigation systems can be as distracting as cellphones

The recent surge in distracted driving accidents in Florida and around the country is often blamed on cellphone use, but research from the American Automobile Association reveals that using the sophisticated navigation and entertainment technology found in most new vehicles can be just as distracting for drivers. The organization's Foundation for Traffic Safety arrived at this conclusion after evaluating the electronics systems in vehicles manufactured by Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda and Kia.

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