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Modern automotive safety technology is saving lives

In Florida and across the United States, lives are being saved by smart collision avoidance systems equipped in modern vehicles. New research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows how early warning systems that alert drivers about sudden lane departures and other hazards have contributed to a reduction in fatalities and injuries. This longitudinal study evaluated 5,000 road traffic accidents that took place in 2015, and researchers are hopeful that auto safety technology will produce more positive results in the near future.

New device aims to keep drivers awake

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that approximately 6,000 fatal crashes are caused each year by drowsy drivers. While Florida drivers may not face the same stigma when they drive drowsy as they do when they drive drunk, it can be just as dangerous. Attempts to drink coffee or soda or to play loud music to stay awake may only work for a short period of time.

Rising speed limits may be leading to more fatal car wrecks

Higher speed limits on highways in Florida might please busy people, but they may also threaten the safety of motorists. The author of a study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that the repeal of the National Maximum Speed Limit, which had prompted states to disallow limits over 55 mph, has resulted in an increase in traffic fatalities. The deaths started to climb first on rural stretches of interstates and then on all sections of expressways.

Safety rankings highlight several large cars

Florida drivers considering a large vehicle may wish to note that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named three full-sized vehicles highly crash-worthy. Among the vehicles recommended with the Top Safety Pick Plus designation were the Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon.

Safety concerns about Congress driverless car bill package

Florida residents might have heard of a bill package being considered by a House of Representatives Energy and Commerce panel that would put more driverless cars on the road for testing. Safety advocates are hesitant about this package, and they believe that it would be safer to test fewer self-driving cars on the road simultaneously. They also suggest that requiring a safety certification for each autonomous car before it goes out onto the road would be a better way to test these cars.

Protecting yourself after a crash

When a car accident in Florida is not one's fault, such as in a rear-end collision, the non-liable driver might wonder what they can do to protect their interests. However, the steps to take after this kind of incident are pretty similar to those the driver would need to take if they had been at fault.

Low-speed impacts can have big-impact consequences

A car accident of any kind is frightening, and any type of collision could leave you injured and dealing with various complex consequences. Even a low-speed impact can cause big injuries, and the aftermath of collisions 25 miles per hour or less can be just as serious as a major highway collision.

Child deaths in car accidents

Researchers from Harvard University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center collaborated on a study that looked at state-by-state trends in fatal vehicle crashes involving children under 15. Based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System for the years 2010 to 2014, Florida emerged as the state with the third highest number of child deaths in motor vehicle accidents. During that period, 144 children died on Florida roadways.

What can accident victims recover in a lawsuit

With Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, it is expected that traffic volumes will be higher than usual. In fact, AAA expects the number of travelers to be its highest since 2005. Perhaps lower gas prices and steady employment allows people to take vacations. Regardless of the reasons, the mass exodus for vacation getaways begins in earnest on Friday.

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