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April 2019 Archives

Study: light rain still heightens risk for fatal crashes

According to a Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the presence of rain, snow or ice on the road makes a fatal car accident 34% more likely. Florida residents should also know that, according to a new study from the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, even a light drizzle raises the risk for a fatal car crash.

Study shows many motorists still use devices while driving

Many drivers in Florida and other states are aware that driving while distracted is something they shouldn't be doing. Yet, according to a study presented by an insurance company that rewards motorists for not using their phones when behind the wheel, many drivers still routinely drive and use their devices. In fact, drivers questioned admitted to using their devices while driving about 91 minutes per week.

New Volvo cars promise to curb drunk driving in Florida

Drivers in Florida will soon have more options to combat drunk driving. Volvo has announced that it plans to install technology in its cars that may help prevent crashes caused by drunk driving. The company plans to put the technology in its cars in the early 2020s.

NSC: first responders put at serious risk by distracted drivers

Florida residents should know that crashes involving fire trucks, police cars and ambulances are common; they led to 37 deaths and more than 17,000 injuries in 2013. The trend continues with the first four months of 2019 already seeing the deaths of 16 emergency responders who were struck by vehicles as they helped others on the side of the road.

How can you know who is at fault in your car accident?

Florida car accident victims have no warning that their lives are about to change forever. You may be driving down the road one second, and in the next moment, you could find yourself in pain and facing the reality that you could have serious injuries. The moments and days after an accident are often overwhelming, and it is not always immediately clear what you should do next. 

IIHS: newer pickups raise injury risk for passengers, not drivers

Since 2017, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been crash-testing modern two-row pickup trucks for both passenger and driver safety. Previously, it focused solely on driver safety. Florida residents should know that out of 10 pickups analyzed, eight received the highest rating of "good" for driver safety. Two, the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Frontier, received a rating of "marginal." These results are outstanding when compared to passenger safety.

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