When Florida residents find themselves or someone they love seriously injured in accidents caused by the negligent actions of others, it is only logical that they look for ways to be compensated appropriately. However, there can be situations when receiving this compensation takes some persistence and a case in Daytona Beach provides such an example. It also illustrates the importance of remaining persistence in these times.
Whether or not the average Florida resident is ready to share the road with self-driving cars, the reality is that automakers and technology companies are working hard to get these vehicles on the road. In fact, one recent report indicated that the state of California has indicated it will allow self-driving cars without any humans inside on its roads by the end of this year. Currently the autonomous vehicles on roads in California or elsewhere are all accompanied by human drivers able to take over when and where needed.
When shopping for a used car, you probably depend on assurances that the vehicle is safe, certified or inspected. These terms have become the hallmark of dealers who have tried for years to get consumers to place their trust in the used car industry - a historically dubious trade. Purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is a risk, and a recent legal settlement between several car dealerships and the Federal Trade Commission has just made it quite a bit riskier.
Florida residents who are concerned about the dangers posed to them by the many people who choose to text or make phone calls while driving should take heed. In 2016 alone, more than 200 people were killed in distracted driving accidents. In the same year, a whopping 45,000 motor vehicle accidents are said to have been caused by some form of distracted driving.
Many Florida residents may be aware of the continued effort by advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and believe that the message about how dangerous drinking and driving really can be is getting through to people. While that may be true in some cases, there are still far too many people out there who have yet to embrace this reality as they continue to make the choice to drive after drinking alcohol.
Every time you get into your vehicle in Florida, you know that there always exists the potential that you may be involved in an accident. Certainly you cannot let that prevent you from living your life but being aware of accident volumes and trends is important. Data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that most of 2016 was deadlier than 2015 on U.S. roads and highways.
Most Florida residents have heard the horror stories of drunk driving accidents that take the lives of innocent people leaving friends and families to grieve the loss of their loved ones. These unnecessary and completely avoidable accidents sadly continue to happen despite public awareness that driving after drinking is indeed dangerous - and even deadly.
If you have ever been driving alongside a tractor trailer or other large commercial vehicle, you know the feeling you get when all of a sudden you realize just how much bigger and heavier these vehicles are than your normal passenger vehicle. Even a pickup truck or SUV can be no match for a semi truck in an accident. The size and weight differentials are just some of the reasons that crashes involving commercial trucks can be so dangerous and even deadly.
Whether Florida is the place you call home, or, you simply love to visit from time to time, chances are that while you're here, you likely travel by motor vehicle. Sometimes, you may be the person driving. On other occasions, you might ride as a passenger in someone's car or truck.
As the holiday season gets into full swing, Florida residents no doubt will hear about efforts to encourage people to have designated drivers when attending holiday celebrations. The dangers of drunk driving are well documented indeed but drinking and driving is not the only risky behavior that people should be aware of on the road. Distracted driving is quickly becoming a top concern in Florida and around the nation.