Slow down, move over – for safety

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is urging drivers to help protect the lives of tow truck operators and first responders, by launching the Slow Down, Move Over campaign. The towing industry is 15 times deadlier than all other private industries combined — one tow operator is killed in the line of duty every other week in the United States, according to a AAA news release. While all … [Read more...]

Learn to share the road, for everyone’s safety

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), about 2 percent of deaths in motor vehicle crashes each year are bicyclists. Although child bicyclist deaths have declined over the years, deaths among bicyclists age 20 and older have tripled since 1975. Florida leads the nation in bicycle fatalities. Of the 783 pedalcyclists killed in 2017 in the United States, 125 (16 percent) … [Read more...]

Florida agency offers safety tips for holiday travelers

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, there is expected to be an influx of events, as well as travelers heading out on the road. To better prepare drivers for a safe and fun weekend, the Florida Highway Patrol is offering several tips for the road. With a 20-cent decline in Florida’s average gas price compared to last year, this is seen as an incentive for more motorists on the road, … [Read more...]

Florida aims to stop motorists from texting while driving

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign into law a measure that would allow tickets to be issued to motorists for texting while driving — as a primary offense. The current law considers texting while driving a secondary offense — meaning motorists can only be cited for the offense, if they are initially pulled over for another violation. The Florida House passed a bill on April 29 … [Read more...]