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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Florida hit-and-run driver has road rage fit after crash

May 8th, 2013 - by DKRPA

A 50-year-old Florida man is behind bars on felony charges after he drove his truck into the bumper of another vehicle. He immediately sped away from the car accident scene — but the driver of the victimized vehicle followed the 50-year-old until he came to a stop in a parking lot. Once there, the man […]

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Truck drivers benefit from caffeine consumption, says study

April 1st, 2013 - by DKRPA

When we talk about truck accidents on this blog, the discussion usually centers on driver fatigue and rest laws. There are federal mandates that require trucking companies to give truck drivers a break after a certain number of hours on the clock. That way the driver can get some sleep, get his or her head […]

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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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Federal officials cut down flaws of bus, truck driver physicals

November 30th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Bus and truck drivers will face increased regulations to obtain the right to operate their respective vehicles starting in 2014. In May of that year, a new federal law will take effect mandating that a prospective driver see a certified medical professional to get their required physical exam. This may seem like a straightforward and […]

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Toyota pushes safety boundaries through communicating cars

November 25th, 2012 - by DKRPA

For a time, the prevailing wisdom on road safety simply consisted of instructing consumers to buy the safest car possible and to remember to buckle up. Then it became apparent that prevention of car accidents is just as critical to overall safety as vehicles that can withstand unpreventable crashes. As a result, safety wisdom then […]

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NHTSA announces 2013 vehicles that will receive safety tests

September 24th, 2012 - by DKRPA

One of the greatest influences on the reduction in national car accident rate is the vast improvement of car safety equipment in past two decades. The frame of the vehicle; safety systems that aid the driver; and improved equipment — from better tires to more responsive brake systems — have dropped the U.S. accident rate to record […]

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Survivors of fatal boat accident thankful for rescue effort

August 15th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Boat accidents are usually due to operator error. The pilot of the vessel may have been drunk or chatting with passengers, ultimately failing to recognize a passing boat, a shallow patch of water or a physical obstruction that wrecks the boat. There are additional factors to consider in a boat accident, such as the operator’s […]

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Incredible video shows man catching child after fall from window

July 20th, 2012 - by DKRPA

It is very rare for a story that involves hazardous conditions to have a positive, feel-good ending — but this one manages to accomplish feat quite easily. A video of a young girl falling out of her bedroom window went viral recently, after the falling child was caught by a bus driver waiting underneath her, […]

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Red light runners more prevalent during Memorial Day weekend

May 27th, 2012 - by DKRPA

The National Coalition for Safer Roads released a new study this week, outlining the increased dangers of people running red lights during Memorial Day weekend. According to the study, in the past year roughly 2.3 million drivers in 18 states drove through an intersection when the light was red. Measuring those same states, the report […]

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