Florida Governor, Rick Scott designated March 2017 as Florida Bicycle Month. The Department of Transportation (FDOT) has initiated a campaign, Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow, which is a bicycle- and pedestrian-focused initiative promoting safety.
The GAO (U.S. Government Accountability Office) released a report in January 2017 which examines fatal crashes involving school buses from 2000 to 2014, along with federal and state school bus-related laws and regulations.
Florida is party central for many college spring-breakers, and our hotels, restaurants and bars are making sure their properties are ready to receive the 26.3 million students who will be descending upon our beaches.
Everyone seems to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. There are the traditional parades, block parties, the “wearing of the green”, restaurant/bar parties, and even green beer. The color of the beer may be different, but the effects of it are the same – an increase in DUIs.
Large commercial trucks (semis) are everywhere on our highways. They are the backbone of commerce as we know it. However, when these trucks have accidents, they usually end up on the 6 o’clock news.
In a research letter published February 2, 2017 in the medical journal JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers indicate that single-use detergent pods now account for more than a quarter of all child chemical eye burn injuries each year, increasing dramatically from just a few years ago.
“Supporting community youth sports is very important to our law firm. Through sports our young people learn many things, not the least of which is teamwork and sportsmanship."
Since Florida has year-round good weather for outside activities, there is no question it is a Mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts. There are so many motorcyclists on our roads and highways that motor vehicle drivers are reminded to be alert.
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) issued a press release January 5, 2017, titled , New Study Finds Ignition Interlocks Reduce Fatal Drunk Driving Crashes by 7 Percent. The press release applauded “the new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.”
Even the most common, everyday item can be potentially hazardous. Samsung has had two such product defects recently: the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones and Samsung washing machines.