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Tag Archives: distracted driving

Proving Commercial Vehicles Are at Fault for Accidents

Trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles may be big and potentially dangerous, but surprisingly, accidents that involved them in Citrus and Lake counties in 2017 actually resulted in fewer injuries and fatalities than crashes of automobiles alone. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s 2017 Annual Report on Traffic Crashes, there […]

Is Texting While Driving More Dangerous Than Drunk Driving?

Although most Americans recognize the inherent dangers of drunk driving, they still engage in a driving activity that studies show to be even riskier. A study by Car and Driver magazine showed that texting and driving is significantly more dangerous than driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. By equipping a vehicle with a […]

Investigators Examine Fatal Lake County Auto Accident

Two people died after a serious auto accident on June 1 in Lake County. One of the drivers, a 19-year-old male, crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into the other vehicle, driven by a 62-year-old man. Both drivers were killed. Another motorist coming upon the scene hit one of the […]

Examining Florida’s Texting While Driving Ban

It’s been only a few months since the controversial texting while driving ban went into effect in Florida. Opponents of the legislation critiqued it from its early stages for a wide range of reasons — some argued that texting is not cited as a contributing factor in enough accidents to warrant a ban, while others […]

Voice-Activated Technology Expected to Increase Distracted-Driving Accidents

The campaign to keep drunk drivers off the road — pushing for stricter traffic laws, demanding stronger enforcement and promoting public education — finally seems to be paying off. Nationwide, there has been a 52 percent decrease in impaired-driving fatalities since 1982. However, just when the roads should be getting safer, distracted-driving accidents are increasing, […]

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