Florida can be a dangerous place for those who chose to travel by foot. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2014, there were 4,884 (including 588 in Florida) pedestrians killed and an estimated 65,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States. Roads, intersections and even parking areas in Florida tend not to be designed with pedestrian safety as a primary concern. Traffic moves fast in Florida and tragically, pedestrians can often be left in unsafe...
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The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that 36 percent of the nation’s nursing homes have been in violation of the elderly abuse laws.
Hit and run accidents are frequently in the news and are often about vehicle accidents. However, these accidents also happen on our waterways. NBC-2 reported, after a May 29, 2016 Cape Coral boat crash, that authorities were investigating an accident where two juveniles were fishing when a speeding boat hit their boat near the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The boat causing the accident left the scene.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released some shocking statistics relating to distracted driving.
The Washington Post reported on June 24, 2016 that law enforcement in Ottawa, Canada has adopted new solar technology to help prevent bicycle accidents. The city of Ottawa has a one-meter law. If a vehicle is within one meter of a bicyclist on the road, it is in violation of the law. As with the bicycle laws in the U.S., there has not been a way to enforce this law and protect bicyclists until now.
When one thinks about the Fourth of July, the first things that come to mind are fireworks. They are the focal point of most celebrations. However, consumer fireworks can result in injury, death and/or property damage.
Have you entrusted the care of an elderly loved one to someone else? Do you know how to identify the signs of elder abuse? What steps would you take if you believe a loved one is being abused by a caretaker?
Independence Day is a day to celebrate the birth of our great nation with family and friends enjoying cookouts, pool parties and fireworks. Drinking alcohol is sometimes a part of those celebrations. Using good judgment over the long holiday weekend is important so that the celebration does not turn into a tragedy.
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and Uber have paired up as part of an initiative to bring technology and shared-riding services into the battle against drunk driving. Shared-ride services, such as Uber, can play an important role in reducing the number of intoxicated drivers on Florida’s roadways.