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Florida Law

Traffic laws, enforcement, and leniency vary from state-to-state. It would make sense if certain criminal actions were considered universal. But when it comes to matters of traffic law, often they aren’t. Florida traffic legislation is particularly tricky because Florida has been designated as a no-fault state. What this means for you varies depending on the percentage that an insurance company deems you to be at fault for an accident. This also means that your due compensation can easily be hacked up into fractions of what you deserve. With such high stakes involved, it’s never been more important to become well-versed in Florida law. And with legislation being updated daily, you need a reliable source to help you stay up-to-date. Enter The Ward Law Group Blog. Use this handy resource to remain at the forefront of Florida traffic law and maybe even learn some tips to keep yourself safe behind the wheel in the process. Discover how you can leverage the law to maximize your insurance claim!

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Avoid accidents and fines: new law begins prohibiting texting while driving in Florida

Taken from Univision: Next Monday, a new law goes into effect in Florida that prohibits drivers from sending messages while driving. From now on, the police will be able to stop drivers they see chatting while driving. Although it was already illegal to send messages while behind the wheel, this new law has a big difference from the previous one. Violators can be fined up to $ 30, plus court costs. “People have to understand

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How can we Keep our Children Safe with Seatbelts?

When it comes to safety we always think about our children first, so we need to take into consideration the special safety regulations provided by law to help keep our children safe. If a child is under 4 years old, it is not only necessary, but mandatory by law, to fasten their seat belt or preferably to use a car seat suited for their age, weight, and size. These seats are designed to fit all

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What is the “Move Over” Law?

What is the “Move Over” Law? Picture this scene: You’re driving down the highway on your way to work. It’s a typical weekday morning. Everything is going well. You have your music set on high and the weather is nice and sunny. Suddenly, in your rearview mirror, you notice an ambulance blaring its sirens and barreling down your way. What do you do? Well, common courtesy dictates that you “move over” and make way. But,

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How Should a Seatbelt be Used?

Wearing a seatbelt is not only required by Florida law, but it can also save your life. Around 40,000 people die every year in car accidents, and the main cause of death among people aged 3 to 34 is failure to wear a seatbelt. Safety belts could have prevented deaths in about half of these accidents. In 2008, during the day, 45% of passengers that died in crashes were not wearing their seatbelts. During nights

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