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Distracted Driving Federal Grant Program

Posted February 25, 2016
The risks and dangers associated with distracted driving has become a growing safety concern among drivers everywhere. Deemed as an epidemic, this issue has certainly been recognized by the federal government. A national summit on the issue held in September 2010 led to the development of safety-driven federal grant program aimed at helping make...
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Commercial Motor Vehicle Terms and Common Truck Accident Statistics

Posted April 1, 2014
In Florida and throughout the U.S., state roads, highways, and interstates are commonly populated by large commercial trucks, also known as semi-trucks or tractor trailers. A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is defined as any large truck or vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 26,000 pounds or any bus designed to...
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Common Causes of Car Crashes

Automobile accidents happen every day. Fortunately, most car accidents are relatively minor and do not cause injury to the occupants. However, other car accidents can be more severe and sometimes result in catastrophic injury or even death. Both fatal and non-fatal traffic accidents are commonly caused by some form of driver error, such as driver distraction....
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Texting and Driving Statistics

Posted March 21, 2014
Today, many of the news reports we see involving serious or fatal automobile accidents are caused by driver distraction. More specifically, a growing number of these traffic crashes are caused by texting and driving. While Florida lawmakers work to strengthen the existing secondary ban on texting while driving, it continues to a major contributor to...
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Female Teen Drivers more Distracted than Males

Posted February 21, 2014
More than one in three teens die as a result of a motor vehicle accident, making this the leading cause of death for young people in the US. Traffic safety experts cite inexperience behind the wheel, immaturity and a lack of parental involvement as the primary factors behind fatal auto accidents involving teenage drivers. Sadly,...
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Holiday Rush Increases Danger on the Road

that people should be wary of more than just being able to weave their way through the crowds to find a gift. Researchers at the UA Center for Advanced Public Safety, who analyzed 10 years of Alabama crash data, found that the days just before Christmas can be a more dangerous time to drive...
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