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February 2020 Archives

Study: teens may drive safer when school starts later

Distracted and drowsy driving are problems in Florida and throughout the United States, especially among teenage drivers. However, there are ways to minimize the risk for crashes involving teens, and one of them, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, is to push back the time when school starts.

Man charged with drunk driving after flashing police car

A 63-year-old Florida man has been charged with cocaine possession and driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly stopping a Marion County Sheriff's Office deputy to ask for directions to an auto parts retailer. The deputy says that the sequence of events that led to the man being taken into custody began when he noticed flashing headlights on the southbound lanes of U.S. Route 441 near Belleview on the night of Feb. 8.

Pedestrian fatalities continue to be major concern in Florida

When a moving vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the results are often quite serious. A person who is walking or running is especially vulnerable against an impact from the steel frame of a car or truck. These accidents can leave a pedestrian with grave or fatal injuries, and they are a growing concern in Florida. The state currently has the highest rate of pedestrian accidents in the country.

Fleeing police is a felony offense

Escaping trouble is human nature. It is a form of self- preservation to avoid something that may cause us harm. However, when that escape involves fleeing from police, many drivers end up with even more trouble than they bargained for.

Report gives 10 cities with highest accident numbers in 2019

At the start of 2020, the transportation nonprofit Go Safe Labs released a report on auto accidents in 2019, making a list of 10 cities with the highest accident numbers and a list of 10 particular "hotspots," or accident-prone locations, in the U.S. Incidentally, one of these hotspots was in Florida in Miami.

Start of daylight saving raises risk for fatal car crash

On March 8, 2020, daylight saving time begins. Florida residents should be aware that losing one hour of sleep can have a negative impact on driving; in fact, a study from the University of Colorado Boulder found that this loss of sleep raises the risk for fatal car accidents. The study was published in the journal Current Biology in January 2020.

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