Sixty-seven percent of vehicle headlights earned a marginal or poor rating because of inadequate visibility, excessive glare from low beams from oncoming drivers, or both.
Nearly 27.1 million vehicle drivers and passengers did not buckle up in 2016. There is no doubt that seat belts save lives.
Right-of-way issues are common causes of accidents, and we would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers of Florida’s laws regarding the right-of-way.
Schools will soon close for the holidays in Southwest Florida, and more teen drivers will be on the roads. The Centers for Disease Control says that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens.
There are almost 400,000 injuries and fatalities and close to a half-million people using cell phones while operating motor vehicles on a daily basis.
Nearly 11,000 people died in alcohol-related crashes in 2017. Eliminating impaired driving should be everyone’s goal.
Many will be celebrating over the holiday season, and these celebrations often include alcoholic beverages. Knowing how long alcohol stays in the system can be complicated.
Defensive driving skills are not taught in most driver education classes, but they are important.
The National Safety Council said that, on average, at least 60,000 are injured and 500 more die in the 50,000 plus crashes in parking lots and garages every year.
Give the gift of safety to a resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility. Use a checklist to keep them safe.