Tag Archives: driving safety

ATV Accident Increase In Florida Follows National Trend

By on December 11th, 2013 | Last updated: January 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

ATV-related crashes occurred at a rate of about one per week in 2012 and 2013 in North Central Florida, and children were frequently among the injured or dead. Riders and officials alike agree: basic safety precautions and tighter focus on the state’s helmet law would help limit tragedies.

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Majority admit to cellphone use while driving, think others doing same are a threat

By on January 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 12:12 am

In a recent study published by AAA, drivers reported to using cellphones in the car despite knowing of the safety risks involved. Florida is one of the few states that does not ban texting and driving and a AAA director said drivers are often overconfident in their texting and driving habits.

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Highway Patrol serious about the “Click it or Ticket” campaign

By on May 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

Are you buckled up?  Law enforcement is doubling-up–to make sure you wear your seat belt.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith tells us about the annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

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AAA Study: Teen drivers more at risk for fatal crash when accompanied by a passenger

By on May 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:39 pm

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds an increase in the number of teens being involved in fatal car crashes when teens have passengers in the car.  Florida AAA traffic safety culture director Michele Harris says [...]

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