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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Florida resident critical after pedestrian accident

March 19th, 2013 - by DKRPA

A pedestrian accident in West Palm Beach has left one Florida resident in critical condition at a nearby hospital and a community asking questions about how the incident occurred. Very little information is being released about the story, other than the patient’s condition and that investigators are looking into the incident. So what can we […]

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Safety groups to address Palm Beach bike, pedestrian fatalities

January 24th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Between 2008 and 2011, 24 bicyclists were killed on Palm Beach County roads. One of the victims was a Boca Raton firefighter who routinely rode his bike to Dunkin’ Donuts for a cup of coffee. On Feb. 7, 2011, just days after the man turned 50, he was struck by an SUV while crossing the […]

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Florida elementary school teaches kids about pedestrian safety

January 18th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Pedestrian safety is a growing concern both nationally and here in Palm Beach, Florida. Motor vehicles are getting more complex, sporting incredible performance features that make them faster and more powerful than ever before. At the same time, cell phones and other distracting pieces of technology make it more likely that a driver is not […]

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Palm Beach pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by car

December 28th, 2012 - by DKRPA

A Palm Beach County man was hospitalized earlier this week after he was struck by a car. The man was injured so severely that he had to be airlifted to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known; but given the trauma that pedestrians usually suffer in these accidents, it is likely […]

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Speeding driver plows into pedestrians to avoid car accident

October 25th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Many Florida drivers have had that moment in rush hour traffic: you’re cruising along at a good speed, thinking traffic will remain constant and you just get a little too comfortable for the briefest of moments. Next thing you know, the car in front is suddenly stopping and you slam on your brakes to narrowly […]

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Road rage could be factor in Florida hit-and-run crash

July 25th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Police in Palm Beach County are on the lookout for a beige 2000 Ford SUV after the vehicle plowed through a group of pedestrians and then fled the scene. Five people were injured (all hospitalized) in the pedestrian accident — and one is considered to be in critical conditions after she suffered severe bodily harm. […]

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Lacking siren, police car strikes and kills Florida pedestrian

June 29th, 2012 - by DKRPA

When police officers are responding to a call, they are obligated to turn on their flashing lights and their siren. This isn’t just so they can get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. It also serves as a warning to vehicles, bikers and pedestrians alike that they should be alert. A […]

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Rear camera requirement for cars likely to be passed by Congress

March 8th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Like most states in the U.S., Florida has seen its fair share of car accidents. Some are minor collisions; others are major accidents like last month’s fatal Interstate 75 pile-up. There is a surging trend in a different kind of car accident: “backover” collisions that threaten the lives of pedestrians, especially young children. Car safety […]

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6-year-old boy victimized by reckless driver in Pompano Beach

February 1st, 2012 - by DKRPA

Many people in a Pompano Beach neighborhood noticed a trend growing in their area recently – street racing. The reckless and dangerous activity puts so many people at risk of serious injury. Having powerful cars that can reach incredible speeds is one thing, but to use them in such a manner in a neighborhood not […]

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