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Traffic Safety

Sometimes clichés are clichés because they repeat tried-and-true advice. This is one of those times. When it comes to traffic safety, a good defense is often the best offense. Meaning, you can prevent a lot of fender benders and collisions by simply adhering to a few basic road safety guidelines. And, best practices aside, state and federal laws are often evolving to solidify these “dos and don’ts” into enforceable legislation. Although we sometimes dismiss these ideas as basic common sense, even the best drivers have their distracted moments or can experience drowsiness behind the wheel. Leverage this section of our blog to brush up on the unspoken rules of the road and learn how simple hacks like routine preventative maintenance can save you thousands of dollars (and a migraine or two)!

Emotions Behind the Wheel

Emotions play a fundamental role while driving and can affect the driver’s judgment and reaction time which can lead to major accidents. Did you know that there distraction categories? Visual- Driver takes his/her eyes off the road. Manual- Hands off the wheel. Cognitive- focusing or thinking of things other than driving. Phone messaging involves the application of all 3 categories simultaneously, which makes this activity the primary cause of accidents. In the event of an

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Statistics and Myths About Accidents

The World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that the second country with the most fatal accidents is the United States, with an index of 11.6 per 100,000 people. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also reported that in the year 2012, men were involved in about twice as many fatal traffic accidents than women. These statistics certainly clarify the myth on gender safety behind the wheel. In the event of an accident causing injuries,

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During Rainy Season:

Check your car’s windshield wipers, brakes, and tires. Turn lights on to help you improve visibility and reduce glare. When going on road trips, perform vehicle maintenance. Maximize Caution: respect the set speed limit, avoid stagnant water, and maintain proper distance from other cars. At night, vision is impaired which makes it hard to see pedestrians, animals or cyclists. Avoid using cruise control: If case of hydroplaning, it is hard to maneuver. In the event

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Things You Need to Know in a Funeral Procession

Dismissing a loved one is a very difficult experience, so it’s important to be cautious and follow the recommendations of the law to avoid a traffic accident during a Funeral Procession. The Procession always has the right of way on the road. It is best to drive safely and at a low speed. In the name of kindness and understanding towards those affected drivers, it is recommended to avoid interrupting a procession or attempt to

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Safety vs. Color

There are many myths and somewhat instinctive affirmations in regards to the relationship between car color and car accident trends. In fact, multiple universities have conducted studies about this relationship. The studies concluded that before seeing any color, people have an innate reflex of an approaching vehicle. Another intriguing study result showed that the color that appeared safest and lowest in accident rate is silver rather than white, as many people thought. In relation to

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How Many Times Will You Crash Your Car?

If you have not been involved in a car accident, consider yourself lucky, or possibly overdue for one. According to estimates from the Auto Insurance Industry, a claim for a collision will be filed approximately once every 17.9 years for the average driver. If you received your license at the age of 16, the odds that you will experience some kind of driving accident by the time you are 34, at the latest, is high.

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Public Road Repairs

The state of Florida has been working on expanding public roads as a result of the population growth. It’s important to be attentive to traffic control devices and avoid recklessness driving. Accidents in construction areas generate expensive fines, and frequently leads to fatal injuries due to the magnitude of the terrain, workers in the area, and heavy machinery. In the event of an accident causing injuries, The Ward Law Group can offer the best legal

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Tourists Driving in Florida

Florida is a destination highly visited by tourists, and many people drive with limited knowledge of the law. This is a short guide to help visitors: Fasten your seatbelt and your passengers at any age, children under the age of 3 must use the safety seat, from the age of 4 can use only the seat belt and must sit in the back seat of the vehicle; Keep right on the road. Speed limits will

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How to Handle Driving with a Cargo Trailer

A loaded trailer can carry an average of up to 40 tons, which can make it take longer to brake and, in a truck accident, can contribute to catastrophic injuries. The risks associated with an accident involving a cargo trailer are greater than an accident with the collision of two cars, due to the large size and the number of blind spots on a cargo trailer. If you are driving your vehicle, remember to keep

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Is Texting and Driving More Dangerous than Drinking and Driving?

WATCH OUT! A study from the University of Utah revealed that using a cell phone while driving is just as, if not more, dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. Today texting is considered the worst enemy of the wheel because they account for more motor vehicle accidents than driving under the influence of alcohol. Studies conducted in the United States show that more adults are texting while driving than young people. Some rese

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