Motor vehicle collisions occur at all times of the day, but certain periods, such as rush hour, can be particularly dangerous. During rush hour, many drivers are trying to get home after a long day at work. Drivers may be tired, or they may be frustrated as a result of a difficult day or congested traffic, which can lead to aggressive driving. Moreover, with so many cars on the road, the chances of something going wrong may be even greater. As a result, it is imperative to be especially vigilant during rush hour.
You may know that Florida lawmakers have been considering changes in the laws that determine how law enforcement monitors distracted driving. Just last week, the Florida House voted to make texting while driving a primary offense. If passed into law, law enforcement officers would be able to pull drivers over and cite them for texting.
Drug charges can result in serious, lifelong consequences if they end with a conviction. Because of this, many families often overlook physical and psychological aspects of addiction while dealing with the legal aspects of a drug problem.
It would be a strange experience to get behind the wheel hours after having one or two drinks, or when not having had anything at all to drink, and to get arrested for having a high blood alcohol content. For some people in Florida and elsewhere, this scenario is a possibility. Auto-brewery syndrome is a rare medical condition that can cause your gut to produce high levels of alcohol in your system.
Some might think that the first step towards contesting potential drunk driving charges may be to refuse sobriety testing after having been pulled over by law enforcement officials in Naples. Many may be surprised at the consequences of such a decision. According to information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1 million people were arrested in the U.S. for driving under the influence. Some of those arrests may have been the direct results of people refusing sobriety testing. Most believe that something as seemingly simple as inaction would not result in an arrest; how is, then, that one can be arrested for refusing a breath test?
A serious car accident can have a ripple effect into various areas of your life. From your physical well-being to your financial stability, you may find it difficult to pick up the pieces and move forward from that point. If your accident was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another Florida driver, you could have grounds to move forward with a civil claim.
It may be difficult to realize in the moment, but people put a great deal of trust into the hands of those they agree to travel with as passengers in a vehicle. Some might argue that choice to do so is just that: a choice. They might also say, then, that whatever happens as the result of the driver's actions, responsibility still lies with the individual for agreeing to get into the vehicle. Yet while one can control the decision to ride in a car, they cannot control the actions of the driver of that car. Thus, there is no implied consent to whatever the driver chooses to do.