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West Palm Beach Attorney: 2019 Florida Crash Data Not Looking Good

Earlier this year, the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety ranked Florida among the most unsafe states for driving, particularly due to its lack of essential traffic safety laws. Our state currently has no laws enforcing: Primary enforcement rear seatbelt All-rider motorcycle helmet requirement Rear-facing seats for children under two Booster seats Minimum age of...

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Is there a solution to West Palm Beach's high rate of pedestrian accidents?

With the emergence of vehicle safety technology and reiterated cautionary slogans, you would think the roads in West Palm Beach would be safer. But that is not the case, especially among pedestrians. So what is driving the unusually high rate of traffic crashes (many of which are fatal)? One particular incident recently raised safety concerns...

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West Palm Beach Attorney on Best Ideas to Avoid Speed-Related Crashes

Speeding is a leading factor in Florida crashes. It can amplify the likelihood of a devastating or fatal accident, especially when distraction, impairment or other factors are involved. The reasons why drivers speed varies. Some may simply be in a rush to get somewhere. For others, it’s a habit they engage in without realizing they’re...

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The Best Ideas to Avoid ‘Dooring’ Crashes with Bicyclists

Changing how you open the car door could save a bicyclist’s life.  Rideshare provider Uber is urging passengers to use a technique practiced in other countries to check for bike-riders before opening doors.  A door-opening pause can avoid springing an obstacle into the path of a bicyclist, who a second earlier was facing an open...

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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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