New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s report, Acute Sleep Deprivation and Risk of Motor Vehicle Crash Involvement, showed that drivers missing between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour-period, have close to double the risk of being involved in crashes.
Florida law does not require motorcyclists over the age of 21 to wear a helmet, though it does require that helmetless riders purchase at least $10k in health insurance coverage to account for the heightened risk they subject themselves to as a result.
The state of Florida is a rather dangerous place to be a motorcyclist, relatively speaking. Motorcycle accidents contribute to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries in the state every year (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 19% of all motor vehicle fatalities in the state are suffered by motorcyclists, despite making up a much smaller percentage of total motorists), and in fact, Florida leads all other states in motorcycle fatalities.
The Naples Daily News reported on November 30, 2016 that a local bicycle club, the Naples Velo Bicycle Club, is promoting a road safety video “Stay In Your Lane.”
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio says that “most parents do not think of furniture and TVs as dangerous. However, when these items tip over, serious injury can, and does, occur.
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident – as in other motor vehicle accidents – the highest priority is ensuring your safety and good health. After you have taken the steps necessary to secure reasonable medical attention, however, you should engage in efforts to gather, protect and preserve useful evidence for your eventual motorcycle accident case.
Tampa Bay 10 News reported on November 22, 2016 that if you call for a Lyft or Uber ride in the U.S., you have a 1-in-3 chance of getting into a vehicle that has not had its federally-mandated safety recall work completed.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested that the states supply data to them reflecting how many drunk-driving offenders had prior DUI convictions on their records. Twelve of the fifty states submitted data.
A twinkle comes to children’s eyes as their faces light up on Christmas morning. When children are playing with their new toys, the last thing that comes to parents’ minds is the children ending up in emergency rooms. That is exactly what may happen if children receive toys on the “10 Worst Toys” list.
It is important to “think twice” before settling with an insurance company without first meeting with an attorney. Some injuries may seem minor following an accident, but later can become very problematic.