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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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New Florida Law Makes Blasting Music In Car A Punishable Offense

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Beginning Friday, July 1, 2022, drivers can receive a fine of up to $114 for blasting music in their cars. The new law allows officers to ticket those playing music audible from a minimum 25-foot distance. According to NBC Miami, the average car is about 15 feet long, making it within the statute for… Read More »

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Why You Should Have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Statistics show 25% of crashes that happen in Florida, are hit-and-runs, where drivers decide running from the scene would be better than calling 911. Victims of hit-and-run crashes will ideally have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage, also simply known as UM coverage. In the context of a hit-and-run accident, this coverage can pay for things like… Read More »

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Be Careful On The Roads This Holiday Season

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Holidays are traditionally a time of travel for families across the United States, which unfortunately makes the period from Thanksgiving until the end of the year one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. Roads may seem especially busy this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people will travel for the… Read More »

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A Reminder To Share The Road As ‘Snowbird Season’ Begins In South Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With the arrival of October in Florida comes shorter days, cooler weather, and the beginning of snowbird season. While some northerners don’t come down to Southern Florida until after the holidays, many make the trek as soon as Autumn sets in. And more people also means more vehicles on the road. The Florida Department… Read More »

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Tesla’s Autopilot System Under Federal Investigation Over Multiple Car Crashes

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it would be investigating Tesla’s Model Y, Model X, Model S and Model 3 cars after a series of car crashes involving its Autopilot system and parked emergency vehicles occurred, four of which happened this year. Tesla’s Autopilot system keeps the… Read More »

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New Laws & Regulations For Bicyclists And Motorists In Effect

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

New regulations for bicyclists and motorists are now in effect with the passage of Senate Bill 950 as of July 1, 2021. According to the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the new laws enact the following: Defines the terms “bicycle lane” and “separated bicycle lane”; Provides requirements for a vehicle overtaking a bicycle or other… Read More »

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I-95 In Miami Is Officially The Most Stressful Highway In The US

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A recent study released by FleetLogging, a site set up to provide a comprehensive overview of the ELD, fleet management and tracking industry in the United States, I-95 in Miami was found to be the most stressful highway in the country. For its research, FleetLogging analyzed 60,000 tweets containing the word ’traffic’ to identify the most stressful driving… Read More »

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New Analysis Reports $202 Average Increase To Florida Auto Insurance Premiums If No Fault Is Repealed

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently released analysis conducted by Pinnacle Actuarial Resources indicated that auto insurance premiums will increase by an average of $202 for Florida drivers — and much more for those buying the minimum coverage — if Gov. DeSantis signs Senate Bill 54, a bill that would repeal the no-fault insurance system that has been in… Read More »

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