Florida Lawmakers Consider Tougher Cell Phone Law

By |2017-05-19T05:54:40-07:00May 19th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|

Lawmakers in both the State House and Senate are considering measures that would enhance the penalties for texting while driving and also make it easier for officers to pull over motorists in these situations. Both Senate Bill 144 and House Bill 69 designate texting while driving as a primary offense, so officers may pull over [...]

Distracted Driving Bookends In 2016

By |2016-12-09T13:08:42-08:00December 9th, 2016|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Two separate incidents from this year illustrate how much lawmakers and law enforcement officials grapple with distracted driving issues. In January, a Cobb County, Georgia officer cited a man for distracted driving because he was eating a cheeseburger while driving, and Georgia has a very broad distracted driving law that prohibits “any actions which shall [...]

Possible Distracted Driving Crash Causes Serious Injury

By |2016-08-23T12:29:05-07:00August 26th, 2016|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy ignored a red light while transporting an inmate; the ensuing collision injured two people. The crash occurred at the intersection of Delaney Avenue and Michigan Street. According to witnesses, the deputy was operating with lights on and siren off when he proceeded directly through a red light and smashed almost [...]

Having a designated driver after a few drinks is always the safe play, but what about texting?

By |2016-09-16T07:09:56-07:00August 19th, 2016|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

  You've heard of a designated driver when you and your friends will be out drinking. Well, have you ever thought of having a designated texter with you when you're driving in your car? You won't be distracted if you assign a passenger the job of reading and responding to your texts on your behalf. [...]

Distracted Driving: Study Shows Hands-free is Not Enough

By |2016-07-19T11:41:00-07:00February 19th, 2016|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

According to a white paper published by the National Safety Council, car accidents are the among the top causes of death and account for more than 700,000 fatalities of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians between 1994 and 2012. In fact, distracted driving has joined the ranks of alcohol and speeding as a leading factor in both [...]

Distracted Driver Jumps Open Drawbridge, Has Lucky Landing

By |2016-07-19T11:39:09-07:00November 20th, 2015|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Law enforcement officials have in their possession video footage of a Florida man crashing his car through a gate onto a drawbridge that had just opened. What was the cause of this daredevil move? Distracted driving. The 29-year-old driver of the SUV was purportedly fidgeting with his GPS when the event occurred, according to a [...]