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...

Drivers Talk On Cellphones Less, Surf and Email More

State Farm has been conducting an annual survey since 2009 that tracks the behaviors of drivers in relation to their cell phones. Surveys show that actual talking on cellphones has decreased, while texting while driving has remained steady. Surfing the web while driving, however, has...

Three Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, over 10% of all accidents on Florida roadways in 2013 involved commercial trucks. Accidents involving trucks are usually much more damaging and deadly because of their size. Knowing the most common causes of truck...

How Vehicle Size and Weight Influence Car Crash Outcome

When a person or persons are involved in a car crash, injuries resulting from the accident are reflected on the forces that act on the vehicle occupants, and these forces are affected by two key physical factors: vehicle weight and size. The weight of a...

The Dangers of Running Out of Gas

Suddenly running out of gas while driving on road or a highway can cause a serious accident. Many accidents have occurred after a vehicle has run out of gas and stalls on the road, getting struck from behind. Running out of gas before you can...

Proper Flooring to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Making sure you implement appropriate flooring can be the first step in the prevention of slips, trips, and falls. The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) recommends following these guidelines when choosing the proper flooring: Slip resistance – The flooring should have a wet, static coefficient of...