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Florida police can stop drivers for texting under new law

Thousands of traffic deaths and distracted-driving crashes later, Florida has joined most states by enacting a new law that strengthens penalties for texting while driving. The measure that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law in May permits police to stop drivers simply for texting alone, the Naples Daily News reported in an Associated Press...

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Sharing the Road is Everyone’s Responsibility

As the weather gets even warmer, and families travel for summer vacation, the federal government is urging drivers to share the road -- because the alternative can be deadly. Motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians have the same rights to use the roads as drivers do, while facing the unique safety challenges of being smaller and less...

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Why are Most Americans Afraid of Fully Self-Driving Cars?

It may still seem like something out of a science-fiction movie, but self-driving cars will likely be the norm in the coming years as the technology continues to develop and evolve. Florida lawmakers recently passed a bill legalizing autonomous vehicles. The bill is awaiting a signature from Governor Ron DeSantis. If the bill becomes law,...

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Experienced South Florida Attorney offers Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips

Gear, focus and common sense are among motorcycle safety tips that can help in preventing accidents, injuries and deaths. Few activities simultaneously boast the fun and danger of riding a motorcycle. Savoring the freedom of the road can turn tragic if an accident occurs because of someone else’s negligence, however. That’s when reaching out to an...

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The Best Ideas to Avoid Car Accidents with Elderly Drivers

It’s an indisputable fact. Elderly people are driving more than ever. According to a 2018 report by TRIP, a national transportation research group, there are currently an estimated 46 million elderly Americans ages 65 and older who account for 15 percent of the population. That number is expected to reach 98 million and 24 percent...

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West Palm Beach Attorney Discusses Accidents Caused by Detached Wheels

Poorly maintained vehicles—including sedans, SUVs, and commercial trucks—pose a risk to the driver and everyone else on the road. Poor maintenance is usually the cause of detached wheels. These situations put other drivers at risk of being struck by either the vehicle or the wheel itself and can easily lead to serious damages, injuries, and possibly even death.   ...

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West Palm Beach Attorney Discusses Multitasking & Distracted Driving

In Florida, if drivers text and drive, it’s considered a secondary offense. Translation: You might be ticketed and fined, but only if you have been pulled over for another violation, such as speeding or reckless driving. Many states have primary texting while driving bans, which means police can pull drivers over solely on suspicion of texting. Florida is not one...

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