Category: Automobile Accidents
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) changed its 2018 testing criteria for headlight safety. Now it includes both illumination and passenger-side frontal impacts.
On November 29, 2017 the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) announced improvements made to its website to assist consumers in getting the most up-to-date information as quickly as possible using its new search functions.
When most of the U.S. population thinks of winter, the visions of snow-covered roads, icy bridges, and the potential for accidents come to mind. Obviously, these visions are not of Florida.
As we enter 2018, we begin to think about things we want to do differently in the New Year. Usually resolutions center on weight loss goals, breaking bad habits, or financial goals. The list needs to include a resolution to make changes for the better in our driving habits so we have a safer 2018.
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.
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.
Leaving the scene of an accident is frequently the topic of local news reports. Even with this publicity, it still happens.
A new bill is being discussed in Florida which could change texting while driving into a primary offense.
Daylight savings time (DST) has ended, and we have set our clocks back an hour to standard time. This time change continues to be disruptive to our sleep long after the actual changing of the clocks.
Even though there has been an increase in warning signs and alert systems installed on Florida's interstates to stop wrong-way drivers, dangerous and potentially deadly crashes continue happening.