Residents in Florida may likely be curious about the numerous reports detailing the advances in and testing of fully self-driving cars happening in various locations around the nation. As The Washington Post notes, some statistics indicate that a whopping 94 percent of all motor vehicle accidents today are influenced by or caused by human error. While it would stand to reason then than autonomous vehicles could eliminate all crashes, that may not necessarily be possible.
No matter what incident causes the problem, a traumatic brain injury can prove to be a frightening discovery. These injuries commonly arise from car accidents -- where one wrong turn or over correction can result in tragedy. Because each head injury is unique, treatment and recovery can depend on each individual's needs. Floridians going through this difficult time can learn how to best overcome obstacles by learning more about traumatic brain injuries themselves.
When a person in Florida is involved in an accident in which another driver is suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol, it is reasonable to expect that the judicial and law enforcement systems could step in to help. That is likely what some people riding in a van hit by a woman they say was drunk thought should have happened for them but did not.
During the holidays, residents in Florida likely hear a lot of reports about checkpoints being set up to watch for or nab drunk drivers. This makes a lot of sense with so many parties and other celebrations going on at which people generally consume alcoholic beverages and then drive home. Underlying these reports is the known facts that drinking and driving is not only dangerous but deadly.
Florida residents who hear about the numerous drunk driving accidents that continue to happen around the state may often wonder how many of those drunk drivers actually get served some form of justice. While nothing can bring a person back from the dead or restore a person's ability to live as they had prior to sustaining life-altering injuries, there is still a strong desire and need for people to experience some sense that something was done in response to these types of senseless tragedies.
When many people in Florida think about drunk driving problems and holidays, it is likely holidays like New Year's Day or the Fourth of July that may pop up in one's mind as the time when more drunk drivers are on the road causing accidents and even killing innocent people. While certainly these holidays are associated with gatherings at which alcohol is commonly served followed by people generally driving themselves home, some statistics show that there is actually another holiday more deadly on U.S. roads due to drunk drivers.
Florida residents who feel that their highways and roads are not as safe as they could be may well have just been given some proof to that belief. A study conducted by an independent company, Teletrac Navman, identified two interstates and one state highway as three of the top five most dangerous interstates and highways in the entire United States.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a vehicle accident in Florida, you know how upsetting this experience can be. Even the most minor fender bender crash can leave you rattled for a bit afterwards. While most people accept that accidents are a part of life to some degree, it might be enlightening to realize just how serious the problem of fatal crashes is becoming in the state of Florida.
Florida residents who look to technology to help improve safety on the road might want to think again. Certainly many of the features being developed and incorporated into new cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles today are designed specifically to reduce or avoid accidents or to minimize injuries in the event that an accident occur. Things like automatic emergency braking or forward collision warning systems are geared toward prevention. Other things like airbags are intended to help if crashes happen.
By anyone's account, this year's hurricane season has hit with a vengeance and residents in Florida know this all too well. The path of destruction left in the sunshine state by hurricane Irma will take some time to recover from. Many people chose to evacuate and leave the area before the storm hit knowing that they may not be able to save their homes but they could save their lives. That is precisely what one man and his partner did.