The most current statistics available from the NHTSA show that during the holiday period, it was found that 41 percent of the fatalities on the road occurred on New Year’s and 38 percent on Christmas. New Year’s Eve driving is dangerous as there are more alcohol-related vehicle accidents on this one night than any other night in the year.
The Cape Coral Police Department released its traffic accident report as of December 4, 2017 showing an increase to date in the number of fatalities in 2017 as compared to 2016. The current number of 2017 fatalities is 15, the highest since 2013 which had 19.
According to rules set by the FMCSA, a driver who is convicted of certain crimes, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or leaving the scene of an accident, can go back to work after one year’s suspension of his/her driver’s license.
NBC Nightly News reported on November 17, 2017 that three lawsuits were filed against the manufacturer of the Lindsay X-LITE guardrail, claiming the guardrails can splinter and spear through a vehicle.
One mistake by a big-rig truck driver can have huge ramifications. Training is vital and is required for drivers in order to receive CDLs (commercial drivers’ licenses).
Drivers need to be particularly vigilant during the holiday season. Pedestrians are everywhere and are one of the few groups, according to NHTSA, to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States in 2016 with 5,987 deaths.
It is never an easy decision when loved ones need to move to a nursing home. The standards may vary dramatically, so if you are armed with the right research tools and information, you will have a better probability of finding just the right place that treats its residents respectfully and allows them to live healthy and vibrant lives.
Nearly one-third of all adults in the United States take 5 or more medications, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There have been advances in prescription medications which resulted in major health improvements, but the benefits also have increased risks.
As Florida's population increases, there are more people in our parking lots. Typically, parking lots at malls and supermarkets are packed, increasing the possibility of accidents. Parking lot crashes often occur at low speeds, but they still can lead to pedestrian and driver injuries.
Our veterans serve us proudly every day and insure that we are protected. There are occasions when veterans who have left service are living together in group homes. We are pleased to be supporting the Southwest ABATE 2017 Veterans Christmas Ride to Jacobson Veterans Home in Port Charlotte, Florida.