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December 2019 Archives

AAA study finds distracted drivers often have safety systems

Florida drivers who have safety systems installed in their vehicles may be more prone to distraction risks. This was one of the findings of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which did a study in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute that examined video of drivers.

Federal meth and heroin drug charges possible for Florida man

A joint effort among the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit, Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement from Liberty and Calhoun counties has resulted in the arrest of a 46-year-old man in Eastpoint. The local sheriff said that he had been selling large quantities of drugs in the area for some time. Authorities reported finding over 10 ounces of methamphetamine and heroin at his home at 763 Ridge Road. Due to the quantities of illegal drugs involved, the sheriff said that federal investigators could indict him.

Motorists should know when they're too tired to drive safely

When a person gets behind the wheel, that individual is responsible for knowing if there is a reason why he or she should not drive. Perhaps it's because there was the consumption of alcohol at dinner or the driver is on medication that could affect reaction time and cognition. In some cases, it may be because that person is too tired to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Opioids play possible role in some fatal two-car crashes

Opioid use is a factor in more auto accidents in Florida and across the U.S. In 1993, the percentage of crash initiators who tested positive for opioids was 2%. In 2016, that percentage was 7.1% Opioids are known to cause psychomotor and cognitive impairment, especially in those who are treating acute injuries and not used to the drugs' effects.

A basic understanding of a medical malpractice case

When you go you go to your Florida doctor, you assume that you will receive quality care and the right diagnosis of whatever medical problem you are having. Like most other people, you probably place a significant amount of trust in the medical professionals who are taking care of you, but sometimes, they may violate that trust. Mistakes happen in the medical field for many reasons, but there are times when it is because of negligence or recklessness. 

U.S. drivers use phones in riskier ways, put others in danger

In Florida and across the U.S., distracted driving has long been an epidemic. A report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that it is becoming more of a danger as more drivers get away from talking on the phone and start to use it for other purposes.

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