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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 hasĀ 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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Florida Among Nation's Most Dangerous States for Drivers

A recent report ranked Florida among the nation's most dangerous states. Wallet Hub reports Florida is the nation's 46th safest state, beating out Texas (47th) by one spot. The report is based on 48 different metrics. Florida ranked 40th for personal and property safety, 30th for financial safety, 47th for road safety and 41st for...

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West Palm Beach Truck Accidents Can Be Reduced With Collision Avoidance Technology

Crash avoidance technologies are expanding and improving with each vehicle model year. Forward collision warnings, automatic braking systems, lane departure warning and prevention systems, adaptive headlights, rear cross traffic warnings, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot detection are just some of the many features that can help drivers avoid accidents. A review of recent truck...

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Distracted Tourists Can Cause West Palm Beach Auto Accidents

Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the most pervasive and dangerous public health risks in the United States. While many researchers stress the dangers of smartphones, navigation systems, and in-vehicle entertainment units, there are many other ways in which a driver can become distracted. Popular tourist destinations such as West Palm Beach attract many...

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Our Guide To Downloading Your Facebook Data

Your information at your fingertips Are you concerned about what data Facebook has? Thousands of Americans are, and just as many are looking for answers. What have they looked at? What is my digital "file" comprised of? Thankfully, we can help you find that out. At David Glatthorn Law, we've created a simple visual guide-use...

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