Texting While Driving Could Become A Primary Offense in Florida

Florida is one of five states that does not regulate texting while driving as a primary offense. This means that a police officer can’t issue a traffic citation for solely texting without any other traffic violation taking place, such as speeding. Therefore, Florida’s current law...

Florida Boating Accident Statistics

Each year, over 4,500 boating accidents occur in the United States, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. In 2014 alone, 634 boating accidents in Florida were recorded, as well as 73 boating-related deaths. Florida has nearly 900,000 registered vessels and up to 1 million non-registered...

Surprising Facts About Drunk Driving Car Accidents

Everyone knows of the dangers of drunk driving. Even “buzzed” driving can greatly affect your motor skills and cause a serious car accident. How common and dangerous are drunk driving accidents in Florida? Here are some facts about drunk driving from the Centers for Disease...

Florida’s I-95 More Deadly Among Other States

Interstate 95 runs through 15 states on the east coast, yet more accidents occur on Florida’s I-95 between Jacksonville and Miami than any other state. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, I-95 in Florida, which runs 382 miles, has the...

How Parents Can Help Improve Safety For Teen Drivers

Every year, a new crop of beginner drivers, usually teen drivers, hit the streets. Teens are at the biggest risk of any age group to get into a motor vehicle accident. In fact, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three...

Florida’s Bike Death Rate Highest In Nation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that Florida has the highest rate of bicycling deaths of any state in the nation – 0.57 per 100,000 people, more than double the nationwide rate of 0.23 per 100,000.The state of Florida developed a...

Most Common Motorcycle Myths

Everything has its own myths or misconceptions that go against what reality really is. This can be harmful when trying to acquire new information about something or trying to learn a new skill. When it comes to motorcyclists, many have their own beliefs about what...

Many Florida Drivers Concerned of Melting Dashboard

Hundreds of drivers in Florida have reported that their dashboards are melting – creating a safety hazard for them.Heat and sunlight, which is especially prominent in South Florida, can cause dashboards to “melt” or become sticky, shiny, and crack to the point that driving...

Florida Gets 4 of 5 Stars For DUI Prevention

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has given Florida a 4-out-of-5 star rating for its drunk driving prevention efforts in recent years. In 2012 there were 818 deaths in Florida due to drunk driving and 790 in 2013. Drunk driving is responsible for one-third of all...