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Driver could face 22 years in prison for fatal DUI accident

As the summer holiday season is in full swing in Florida, it is a known fact that many people on the roads are out driving after they have been drinking. Whether a casual beer at a backyard barbeque or a night of heavy drinking on the town, such acts put innocent people at risk unnecessarily. When drivers make the choice to get behind the wheel of vehicles after consuming alcohol, they need to be prepared for the consequences of their actions.

Woman convicted of felony DUI in 2015 crash

Florida residents ideally should be  able to trust that other drivers will act responsibly even if only to avoid injury to themselves let alone for the safety and benefit of others. While most people do this, sadly not all are so focused on being safe and careful. When an accident happens, people involved should then be able to trust that justice can be served. An accident that happened roughly two and a half years ago has recently made its way to a criminal trial.

Jury awards damages for 2010 drunk driving accident

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.

Self-driving cars still require human intervention

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.

What previously-owned trouble lurks in your certified vehicle?

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.

Lawmakers urged to consider distracted driving crackdown

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. 

One person killed, four injured by drunk, speeding driver

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.

Southeast sees jump in auto fatalities

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.

Prison for underage drunk driver that killed young boy

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.

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