‘I’m a great driver, but my passengers distract me’ admits teen

July 5th, 2013 - by DKRPA

A teen driver in Florida is considered a new driver who falls between the ages of 15 and 19. In 2011, there were 28,176 of these teen drivers who were involved in car crash. A total of 91 of those drivers and another 63 of their teenage passengers lost their lives in that same year. […]

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Be conscious of hot-weather tire safety this season

July 3rd, 2013 - by DKRPA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is actively warning drivers nationwide to pay attention to hot-weather tire safety as temperatures all across the country continue to rise. When the weather heats up, asphalt becomes dangerously hot. When this occurs, the heat radiating off roads can cause tire-related safety issues and car accidents often occur as […]

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Regulators to rule on driverless car technology

June 29th, 2013 - by DKRPA

For nearly a decade, researchers have been studying how develop technologies that will allow for the creation of driverless cars. Although this may seem like a gimmick, many experts believe that these technologies, if properly used, could help significantly reduce the incidence of car accidents across the country. Currently, federal regulators are approaching a decision […]

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New law targets texting truck drivers

June 27th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Next week on July 1, a new law goes into effect in Florida that aims to prevent commercial truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while behind the wheel. The purpose of the bill is to prevent truckers from driving while distracted, which has emerged as the cause of a significant number of […]

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Going below the speed limit in the left lane could now cost $60

June 17th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Most of the time, slowing your driving down is a great idea. Usually, slower speeds can do a lot toward preventing serious and deadly car accidents. Here in Florida, however, we apparently have a few drivers who go below the speed limit in the far left-hand lane where people are expecting to be able to […]

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Miami restaurant’s deck collapses, at least 24 injured

June 14th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Last night, Miami Heat fans were nervous. Their team, down 2-1 in the NBA Finals, needed to win in San Antonio to even up the series. When the buzzer finally sounded, many Heat fans were relieved — they had evened up the series. But some Heat fans in Miami, Florida didn’t get to see the […]

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Did you know? Crashes cause nearly 40 pct of spinal cord injuries

June 12th, 2013 - by DKRPA

An spinal cord injury is typically life-changing. Depending on the type of the injury, where it occurred, and the success of early treatment, such an injury can result in partial paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia. Current statistics indicate that around 12,000 new spinal injuries occur in the U.S. each year and, over a lifetime, those catastrophic […]

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Airlift required for 1 of 2 people injured in rollover crash

June 6th, 2013 - by DKRPA

An accident in West Palm Beach, Florida involved two vehicles and sent one of the passengers to the hospital via airlift. The victim’s injuries were described as serious, as he had been ejected from his vehicle during the “multiple rollovers” his vehicle endured. Another victim was hospitalized, but her injuries were described as less severe. […]

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Older drivers willing to relinquish license earlier in life

June 3rd, 2013 - by DKRPA

The Journal of General Internal Medicine will release a new issue today, and a study in this new issue will be of particular importance to Palm Beach and, really, all Florida residents. The study deals with older drivers and how initiating the “it’s time to stop driving” conversation with them is not happening soon enough. […]

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Florida teen dies after Nassau County car accident

May 30th, 2013 - by DKRPA

As we head into summer, many Florida teens are celebrating their newfound freedom and giving into the spontaneity and impulsiveness that often come with their three-month-long break. While this enthusiasm and irreverence are completely understandable, the results can be nothing short of tragic when they are mixed with cars. Case in point: Last Saturday, a […]

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