Motor Vehicle Accidents

Road Fatalities on the Rise in Florida, Nation

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In 2020, there were arguably fewer vehicles on the road due to pandemic restrictions which limited the movement of large swathes of the population, as compared to years prior. An…

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Safety Concerns with RV Travel on the Rise

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Travel and social restrictions over the past year have made vacationing a challenge in some situations, but one area of the travel industry has been on an upward trend. Buying…

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Memorial Day 2021 Weekend Safety Reminders for the Road and Water

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The official kickoff to summer is just around the corner and many of us are ready to get out and celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day 2021 weekend. Holidays are a…

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Fatal Highway Crashes Increased in 2016

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The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data for fatal highway crashes for 2016, and it was not good. Data from across all 50…

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8 Statistics That Show the Dangers of Distracted Driving

8 Statistics That Show the Dangers of Distracted Driving 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

We all know that it’s dangerous to be distracted behind the wheel. When you take your attention away from the road, you run the risk of causing an accident that…

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U.S. Department of Transportation Urges Cell Phone Makers to Develop ‘Driving Mode’ Feature

U.S. Department of Transportation Urges Cell Phone Makers to Develop ‘Driving Mode’ Feature 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The rampant act of texting and driving shows no signs of stopping or slowing down anytime soon. Even with the addition of laws, public safety announcements, driving simulations in schools,…

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5 Things to Know About No Fault and Property Damage Insurance After a Car Crash in Florida

5 Things to Know About No Fault and Property Damage Insurance After a Car Crash in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles estimates that there are 200,000 car accidents in Florida each year. Florida requires that all motorists have a minimum type of insurance called personal…

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Why are Traffic Fatalities on the Rise?

Why are Traffic Fatalities on the Rise? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In an unfortunate trend, traffic fatalities are once again on the rise. A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 17,775 people died from motor…

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Computerized Traffic Managers And Accidents At Intersections

Computerized Traffic Managers And Accidents At Intersections 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

It often feels like traffic moves painfully slowly at intersections. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, intersections are also the site of a disproportionate number of car accidents.…

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Commuter Bus Strikes School Bus, 17 Injured

Commuter Bus Strikes School Bus, 17 Injured 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A commuter bus headed for New York collided with a mini school bus in New Jersey today. The bus crash injured 17 people, including two who suffered critical injuries. The…

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Sleep Drug Dosages Too High According To The FDA

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Laboratory studies recently demonstrated that sleeping pills containing the ingredient zolpidem can leave patients drowsy in the morning at current dosages. The residual drowsiness increases the risk that takers of…

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Teen Discusses The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

Teen Discusses The Dangers Of Texting And Driving 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Zachary Abraham is reminded every day of the cost of texting and driving. The car accident he suffered in July 2010 broke his jaw, shattered his heel bone, put him…

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Event Data Recorders Could Become Mandatory In New Cars

Event Data Recorders Could Become Mandatory In New Cars 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Starting in 1999, General Motors began installing event data recorders, commonly known as black boxes, into specific models. The black boxes would collect information about how the vehicle was operated…

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New Campaign To Combat Distracted Driving Among Teens

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A Florida safe-driving nonprofit is giving a series of talks in South Florida designed to inform new and soon-to-be drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The talks are given…

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Teen Drinking And Driving Falls According To CDC

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this month that indicates a serious drop in the percentage of high school students who report that they have driven…

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Some Causes And Statistics For Wrong-Way Wrecks

Some Causes And Statistics For Wrong-Way Wrecks 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A 23-year-old woman caused an early morning head-on collision while driving the wrong way on I-95 near Miami. One of the cars caught fire and the crash injured three people.…

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Child Passenger Safety Week

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This week is Child Passenger Safety week. Presented in conjunction by the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland and Safe Kids CEO Kate Carr,…

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Two Killed And Three Injured In Overnight Crash

Two Killed And Three Injured In Overnight Crash 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Interstate 95 was closed for nearly six hours last night as the Florida Highway Patrol investigated the scene of a deadly accident. The three-vehicle crash claimed the lives of an…

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