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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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January Is Move Over Month

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In 2021, there were 217 crashes and 14,927 citations issued for motorists failing to move over for emergency vehicles and law enforcement in Florida. Therefore, every January the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) remind all motorists of Florida’s Move Over Law… Read More »

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What You Need To Know Before Heading On A Long-Distance Trip

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The news for air travelers has been all bad. First, a systems meltdown last month at Southwest Airlines left thousands of passengers stranded over the holidays. Then, a few weeks later, thousands of flights across the U.S. were canceled or delayed after a system that offers safety information to pilots failed, so the FAA took the… Read More »

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Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Highlights Major Accomplishments of 2022

By Michael Pike |

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) strives to create safer roadways for Florida drivers every year. This year, the FLHSMV has released a list of accomplishments that should make every Florida driver a little more proud. FLHSMV’s key accomplishments from the last year include: Secured Historic Pay Increases for State… Read More »

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One Person Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash Outside Of West Palm Beach

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Boca Post, a vehicle has been located after a hit-and-run crash left one person dead just outside of West Palm Beach. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office found the vehicle suspected in the crash within West Palm Beach’s Holiday Ranch mobile home community. The fatal collision is still under… Read More »

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SUVs And Large Vehicles Are Way More Deadly For Pedestrians

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

This may not come as a surprise, but when bigger cars hit pedestrians, the injuries to the pedestrians are much worse than they are with smaller cars (although obviously being hit as a pedestrian by any car can be deadly). There are now statistics and studies to show just how dangerous it can be… Read More »

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AAA Releases Thanksgiving Travel Predictions

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

AAA has released its annual projections for Thanksgiving travel this holiday season and has predicted that 54.6 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this year. That number is a 1.5% increase over 2021 and just shy of pre-pandemic volumes. Much like last year, AAA predicts that most travelers will drive… Read More »

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MADD’s Tie One On For Safety® Campaign Returns For The Holiday Season

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

November 1st marks the start of MADD’s Tie One On for Safety® campaign. Tie One On for Safety® is MADD’s longest running designated driver public awareness campaign. It works to save lives during one of the most dangerous times of year on our nation’s roadways-the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. According to National… Read More »

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Getting To Know Tesla’s Autopilot Feature

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Since Tesla launched its autopilot program back in 2015, the excitement over cars potentially driving themselves without human involvement has been on the rise. Now, self-driving systems are not only available in Tesla’s anymore. Many new cars offer a “hands-free” driving feature, and it appears the trend will only continue to become more popular… Read More »

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Florida Department Of Highway Safety And Motor Vehicles Launches Arrive Alive Campaign To Promote Safe Driving This Summer

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has launched their summer campaign: Arrive Alive. The campaign is a reminder that during the holiday and vacation seasons, Florida’s roads can be some of the busiest in the country. Arrive Alive is also a way to educate everyone on safe driving practices this… Read More »

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Are You Liable If Your Self-Driving Car Causes A Car Accident?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A recent car crash near Gainesville, Florida is being examined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has already been investigating Tesla’s Autopilot since August 2021. According to a report by Tampa Bay News, a semi-truck was parked in the southbound rest area parking lot of Interstate 75. The Tesla entered the… Read More »

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