Making resolutions at the beginning of a new year is a tradition for many of us. These resolutions often center on losing weight, more family time, and other important areas in our lives. We suggest that when making New Year’s Resolutions, you and your driving family members consider taking the Safe Driving Pledge.
Florida has a beautiful coast that attracts many boating enthusiasts. Our legal boat charter companies are doing a wonderful and safe job protecting their passengers and giving them a good time out on the water. However, the U.S. Coast Guard warns us of the dangers of illegal charters, and we wish to share this information with you.
Senators Rick Scott and Tom Udall introduced a bill, backed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), requiring automobile makers to build cars and trucks with passive detection systems to prevent vehicles from operating when an impaired driver is behind the wheel. With new technology, a push is underway to pass this federal legislation.
Vehicle-carrying trucks have already started coming in anticipation of Florida’s busy season. With an increase in the number of drivers on our roads and highways, more motorcyclists will be enjoying rides.
During last year’s Christmas through New Year’s holidays, 97 people lost their lives to negligent behavior on Lee County roads.
Lee County, FL (December 22, 2019) Kevin Diaz, 26, of Fort Myers, tragically died after crashing on I-75 near Bonita Beach Road on Saturday night.
North Port, FL (December 21, 2019) Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 70-year-old Thomas Roushar, driving a Dodge Caravan, tragically died in a North Port crash on Saturday. A 17-year-old and 15-year-old passenger in a Mercedes E450 suffered serious injuries.
According to a recent CPSC report, ATV-related deaths involving children under 16 years-of-age accounted for more than 1 in 5 of the 15,250 ATV-related deaths recorded between 1982 and 2017.
Fort Myers, FL (December 20, 2019) Fort Myers Police responded to an accident on MLK Boulevard, near Ortiz Avenue, involving at least two trucks and three cars. The eastbound lanes of MKL were closed. Three people were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Jet skiing is very popular in Southwest Florida and is enjoyed throughout the year. To the observer, it may look like an easy pastime, but since they can travel over 60 mph on top of the water, it can be risky.