Is lack of regulation responsible for parasail-boat accidents?

July 9th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Did you know that parasailing is virtually unregulated in Florida or nationwide? At the same time, in Florida alone there have been as many as 33 parasailing accidents in the past 15 years — six of which were fatal. The question of whether the activity should be more closely regulated is likely to receive renewed […]

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New law targets texting truck drivers

June 27th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

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 niftyadmin

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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Florida considers latest version of texting while driving ban

January 31st, 2013 - by niftyadmin

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

January 10th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

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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Florida county looks to ban texting while driving — on the beach

April 6th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

Florida’s attempt at banning texting while driving failed again in the most recent legislative session. It’s a divisive safety issue that will surely be debated throughout the year, from Palm Beach to Tallahassee. But one Florida county is taking the initiative and trying to enforce its own texting while driving ban — albeit in a […]

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Florida man close to $10.75 million personal injury settlement

January 11th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

The family of a 32-year-old Florida man and the former insurer of the Broward County Sherriff’s office agreed to a $10.75 million settlement recently, a personal injury case that stems from a car accident that left the man with brain damage. The 32-year-old was 18 at the time of the accident, preparing to graduate from […]

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