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Truck accidents pose major safety threat

Because of the size and mass of the vehicles involved, large truck accidents present a serious threat to safety on Florida highways. When a tractor-trailer crashes, the occupants of other vehicles are much more likely to suffer from severe injuries or fatalities. There are several common reasons for trucking crashes, even though professional truck drivers are actually less likely than passenger car drivers to cause an accident. Nevertheless, the effects can be devastating when a negligent truck driver is at fault.

Hi-tech safety systems linked to increased driver distraction

Florida residents who are in the market for a new car have a wealth of choices, and many of the vehicles in dealer showrooms come equipped with innovative safety features that are designed to prevent rather than survive accidents. However, a study released recently by the American Automobile Association raises questions about just how effective semiautonomous car safety systems really are. The AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety, studied videos of drivers behind the wheels of cars equipped with adaptive cruise control and lane departure assist systems, and they concluded that these features could actually be causing accidents.

New bill could make alcohol detection tech standard on new cars

Drunk driving is an epidemic in Florida, as elsewhere. In fact, 30 people die in drunk driving crashes every day in this country. Many lives can be saved, though, through devices like the ignition interlock device, a breathalyzer that prevents a car from starting up if the driver is found to be intoxicated.

Dangerous roads may lead to accidents

Whether you are commuting to work, running errands or out on the town, there are certain factors you know place you at risk. Other drivers who are in a hurry, distracted, or impaired by drugs or alcohol can place your life and the lives of your loved ones in danger at any moment. A malfunction in your vehicle or another driver's vehicle can create an unavoidable hazard. The unpredictable Florida weather may make driving treacherous without warning.

How negligence applies in car accidents

It is common for individuals to talk about negligence in conversations. Some may wonder how this applies in car accidents. Learning the answer can help Florida drivers to drive safer and avoid accidents. Also, it can help them to determine if they have a legal case if they are injured in a car accident.

Opioids causing more car accidents on U.S. roads

Drivers who cause deadly two-vehicle car accidents in Florida and across the U.S. are much more likely to test positive for prescription opioid use, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open. One of the study's co-authors said that the findings show America's opioid crisis is impacting traffic safety.

Avoid mistakes that could ruin your claim after an accident

If you are in an accident on one of Florida's streets or highways, you may have to think fast to avoid complicating your claim for compensation, whether through an insurance company or a personal injury lawsuit. Most drivers understand that they may be involved in a motor vehicle accident at some time in their lives, but few prepare for the possibility.

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