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Speeding most common violation among truckers during CVSA event

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance promotes safe driving practices among commercial drivers in Florida and nationwide. In July 2019, CVSA joined forces with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to organize Operation Safe Driver Week. This event directed law enforcement to focus on speeding due to its contribution to many fatal crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that more than 25% of traffic fatalities since 2008 involved speeding. Among commercial drivers issued citations during the event, 1,454 of them had been speeding. Another 2,126 commercial drivers received warnings for speeding.

The dangers of being a teenage driver

The segment of the population ranging between the ages of 15 and 20 makes up somewhere around 6.7% of drivers nationwide, but it makes up around 20% of drivers involved in accidents. They also account for approximately 14% of the deaths that occur due to crashes.

The 15 states with the most cases of teen drinking and driving

Drunk driving causes thousands of car crashes every year in Florida and across the U.S., and drunk driving fatalities make up a third of all driving fatalities. It can be distressing to know, then, that even teens are engaging in the dangerous behavior. According to the CDC, 3.1% of those aged 21 and over report drinking and driving whereas 5.5% of teens report doing so regardless of the amount consumed.

Ways to prevent road rage

Drivers in Florida and every other state across the nation have seen a rise in road rage. Actions like tailgating, yelling, honking in anger, and making obscene gestures are commonplace. These actions can lead to car accidents and fatal consequences. However, there are ways individuals can prevent road rage.

Technology and car design can help reduce distracted driving

You know that distracted driving is a significant safety problem. In fact, you probably notice it everyday as you drive to work or run errands, seeing Florida drivers do things like eat a meal, talk on the phone, look at their phone or even put on make-up. Distractions can come in many forms, and they are all dangerous.

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