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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Fiery crash claims life of 20-year-old Boca Raton man

May 28th, 2013 - by DKRPA

A young man from Boca Raton lost his life over the Memorial Day weekend after his vehicle struck a trailer on a Florida highway. The 20-year-old bumped the trailer on the highway and was ejected from his vehicle, which violently flipped over and caught fire. Little is known about the crash, as investigators look into […]

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Texting ban passed in Florida Senate

April 24th, 2013 - by DKRPA

As much of the country has designated the month of April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, legislators in Florida may finally be on the verge of passing legislation to protect our roads from motorists distracted by cellphones. While many states have already passed a number of laws prohibiting certain types of dangerous behaviors, Florida has […]

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Texting pedestrians are far more prevalent than you may think

April 15th, 2013 - by DKRPA

We often talk about the dangerous and amazingly reckless decisions that drivers make on the road. Near the top of this list (and arguably on top of it) is texting. Texting while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is a negligent act; and it for those who do not partake in the dangerous act, […]

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New study says 2012 saw car accident fatalities increase

March 11th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Many Florida residents may not realize this, but we have not seen a national increase in motor vehicle accidents since 2005. Given the controversy surrounding texting while driving (and distracted driving in general), one would think that those numbers have only gone up. A lot of credit has to go to car manufacturers for creating […]

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Florida considers latest version of texting while driving ban

January 31st, 2013 - by DKRPA

Many Palm Beach drivers probably do not know how much time passes when someone picks up their cellphone and sends (or receives) a text message while they are behind the wheel, nor is it something they consider. That’s perfectly understandable, because it seems like it wouldn’t take more than a split-second. But that isn’t the […]

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Motorcyclist loses life after he crashes with cell phone in hand

January 22nd, 2013 - by DKRPA

As we have talked about recently — and as many have speculated in the past weeks and months — the state of Florida will likely consider legislation regarding a texting while driving ban (again) this year. When that will take place and what the ban will actually entail, we do not know. The violation could […]

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Traffic deaths in South Florida rise; is texting ban the answer?

January 10th, 2013 - by DKRPA

South Florida roads have become more dangerous in the past year, a fact that came out from car accident data comparing 2011 and 2012. According to the statistics, there was an 11 percent increase in the number of car accident-related fatalities from 2011 to 2012 in Broward County; and in our home county of Palm […]

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Text ‘voicemail’ app could save the lives of many Floridians

September 12th, 2012 - by DKRPA

The texting while driving debate really comes down to two things: can a national system be implemented that completed prevents a driver from sending or receiving a text message? And if the answer is no (which, both currently and in the near future, is the case), will drivers hold themselves personally responsible for paying attention […]

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Was distracted driving a factor in a recent fatal crash in Florida?

August 31st, 2012 - by DKRPA

A 20-year-old Florida man is dead after a head-on collision. The accident happened recently around 9 p.m. Authorities say that a southbound driver began swerving towards the shoulder. As they over-corrected, they veered into the northbound lane and collided with the car carrying the 20-year-old man. The 20-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital but […]

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