Drunk teen facing serious charges after causing fatal car crash

August 17th, 2012 - by DKRPA

A fatal car accident in December that killed an 82-year-old woman has prompted serious criminal charges against the teenager who caused the accident. The 19-year-old at fault in the wreck was drunk and now faces two DUI-related charges (including manslaughter and causing serious bodily injury) in addition to a controlled substance charge. The accident occurred […]

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Texters in Florida can still get careless driving charge

May 4th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Most Florida drivers have been there: while behind the wheel, your phone bleeps after receiving a text message. Under current Florida law, it doesn’t matter if you read that text or not — you could respond to it as well, if you are so compelled. The act of texting while driving is not illegal in the state. […]

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Texters in Florida can still get careless driving charge

May 4th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Most Florida drivers have been there: while behind the wheel, your phone bleeps after receiving a text message. Under current Florida law, it doesn’t matter if you read that text or not — you could respond to it as well, if you are so compelled. The act of texting while driving is not illegal in […]

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Florida driver runs stop sign without license, injures three

April 20th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Recklessness has no place behind the wheel of a car. When a person is driving, their full attention needs to be placed on the road ahead of them. A car accident can occur even to the most focused of drivers, but when your mind is elsewhere or you look away from the road, your accident risk significantly […]

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Florida driver runs stop sign without license, injures three

April 20th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Recklessness has no place behind the wheel of a car. When a person is driving, their full attention needs to be placed on the road ahead of them. A car accident can occur even to the most focused of drivers, but when your mind is elsewhere or you look away from the road, your accident […]

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Swerving teenager causes three-car wreck, two hospitalized

April 18th, 2012 - by DKRPA

The topics of erratic teenage driving and texting while driving have been regular features on this blog. While the former is certain in the following car accident story, it is possible that the latter is involved as well. In the late afternoon yesterday, a 19-year-old Florida resident was driving eastbound with his 17-year-old passenger. Another car, driving […]

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Swerving teenager causes three-car wreck, two hospitalized

April 18th, 2012 - by DKRPA

The topics of erratic teenage driving and texting while driving have been regular features on this blog. While the former is certain in the following car accident story, it is possible that the latter is involved as well. In the late afternoon yesterday, a 19-year-old Florida resident was driving eastbound with his 17-year-old passenger. Another […]

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

April 6th, 2012 - by DKRPA

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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Reckless Florida driver “flicks off” soon-to-be guardian angel

April 4th, 2012 - by DKRPA

About 250 miles to the northwest of Palm Beach, Florida is the small town of Crystal River where a remarkable and feel-good car accident story has been discovered. A Florida woman constantly being pestered, passed and, well, “flicked off” by a reckless driver on a winding road ended up saving her aggressive counterpart’s life. As […]

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Teens that brake or turn sharply have high risk of future crashes

February 29th, 2012 - by DKRPA

It is well-known that teen drivers are one of the highest at-risk car accident groups on the road. A combination of youth and inexperience behind the wheel contributes to this fact, and technological distractions continue to be a greater issue for drivers – especially teen drivers. A new study from the National Institute of Child […]

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