Study Claims Driving with a Hangover may be as Dangerous Than Drunk Driving

Thanks to educational campaigns and stiff penalties, most drivers are well aware just how dangerous drunk driving can be and know better than to get behind the wheel under the influence. However, according to a recent study, driving with a hangover can be very dangerous as well. Dutch Study of Hung-over Drivers The findings come […]

Understanding the Link Between Speeding and Sarasota Car Accidents

When it comes to traffic safety in our area, some drivers make the mistake of assuming that speeding is not particularly dangerous so long as they are otherwise driving responsibly. The truth of the matter, however, is that speed plays a major role in all too many tragic car accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety […]

Florida’s Move Over Law is Designed to Protect Emergency Responders

The Florida Move Over Law is intended to protect emergency responders. However, it can also be difficult for Florida drivers to comply appropriately on a busy roadway. Understanding the Florida move over law can help people comply with the rules while also protecting themselves. Emergency Responders in Danger Stopping on a busy Florida highway can […]

How Dangerous Are Car Radios When It Comes to Distracted Driving?

The question of the amount of driving distraction caused by car radios has been going on since the early years of the automobile. A raging debate in 1930s Massachusetts pitted the newly appointed registrar of motor vehicles, George A. Parker, against the Automobile Legal Association. Mr. Parker is reported to have commented to the Christian […]

Understanding the Connection Between Sleep Medications & Impaired Driving Accidents

Insomnia has become a big problem in America thanks to the fast pace of the wired society. An astounding 9 million American adults admit to taking prescription sleeping pills on a regular basis according to a recent government study. This number does not even include the millions who regularly take over the counter sleeping aids. […]

Statistics on Distracted Driving Reveals Cost of Nationwide Epidemic

An estimated $13 billion has been expended in crashes caused by cell phone use. In the National Safety Council’s presentation “Distracted Driving,” James A. Solomon highlights the multifaceted costs associated with distracted driving. The presentation provides statistics on distracted driving that result in loss of life, which is the real tragedy in choosing to drive […]

Is Texting While Driving Becoming a Distracted Driving Epidemic?

Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous things that a driver can do. Even though it is illegal in many states, drivers tempt fate all too often by engaging in this risky behavior. How Many Accidents are There? Seventy-seven percent of teens and young adults report being “very confident” of their ability to […]

NHTSA Issues Statement as Feds Grapple with Safety Policies for Automated Cars

The “Preliminary Statement of Policy Concerning Automated Vehicles” released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that it expects new major developments to be made on vehicles within 10 to 20 years. It expects these innovations will make a significant difference in terms of environmental friendliness, increased safety, better mobility and the additional opportunities […]

Recent Study from MADD Shows Many Alcohol-Related Teen Deaths Don’t Occur on the Road

Contrary to common belief, a recent study conducted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), revealed that nearly 70% of alcohol-related deaths among American teenagers do not happen on the road. The study is based on 2010 statistics from various government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Highway Safety Administration and […]

Shattered Dreams Program Aims to Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents in Florida

Distracted driving continues to be a leading cause of teenage deaths. In fact, the Shattered Dreams presentation has revealed that teen drivers are four times more likely to be involved in a car accident resulting in fatalities, compared to adults. The Shattered Dreams program believes that texting while driving is a large reason for this […]