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When West Palm Beach Drivers Ignore Traffic Signals

Accidents caused by drivers who ignore traffic signals happen far too often in West Palm Beach and throughout Florida. In many cases, drivers who run red lights do so because they are in a hurry. They may see the light turn yellow and speed up. Others may run straight through a red light.   Red light running can also...

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Why Florida Motorists Over 65 Should Discuss Their Driving Abilities

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), around 83 percent of elderly drivers reportedly never discussed their ability to drive safely with family members or doctors.   Due to declining vision, judgment, and overall driving ability, elder drivers are not only likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries in a crash, but also to potentially harm other road users.   Senior...

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What Is Being Done To Reduce Fatal Accidents In Florida?

With the growing economy and cheaper gas, more drivers are taking to Florida roads. Unfortunately, the careless actions of even one negligent driver can put many road users at risk of being fatally injured. In response to the growing number of fatal accidents, the automobile industry has been taking measures to make vehicles safer. In...

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Distracted Pedestrian Concern Overblown, Study Shows

Florida has had the unfortunate distinction of being one of the most dangerous places for pedestrians in the entire country. West Palm Beach has been noted to be especially perilous. In recent years, "distracted walking" has been discussed as a possible cause of many pedestrian accidents. But new research casts doubt on this idea. A recent...

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An Increase in Florida Boating Accidents

Florida boating accidents increased 7.3 percent in 2017 compared to the year before, according to new data from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. During that same time, the number of registered vessels in the state (which has more than any other in the country) increased by 1.4 percent. The agency tallies "reportable boating...

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Reducing Florida Truck Accidents Requires Industry Buy-In

Florida truck accidents are the result of a central conflict of large, industrial vehicles navigating alongside the much-smaller passenger vehicles. Degradation of infrastructure is one contributing factor, as are poorly designed roads that prioritize speed at the expense of all other road users. While the trucking industry is keen to blame Florida truck accidents on...

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Distracted Driving and the Most Dangerous Intersection in Palm Beach

West Palm Beach car accidents at intersections can often be attributed to a rising danger that has become pervasive behind the wheel: smartphones. Although F.S. 316.05 expressly prohibits the use of some wireless communications by drivers, it's one of the latest and weakest distracted driving laws in the country. While all drivers are technically banned...

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