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Florida Senator Wants to Crack Down on CDL Standards

An accident involving a semitrailer truck in Hillsborough County has a lawmaker calling for tougher standards for a commercial driver’s license. On Valentine’s Day on I-75, a semitrailer truck pulled out to pass a BMW and clipped the rear of the car. The semi overturned and the car went into the Alafia River. The driver [...]

February 19th, 2014|Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Florida Lawmakers Propose Limits on Teen Passengers

Florida is one of just three states that do not restrict the number of teenage passengers allowed in a car with a teen driver. However, that would change under a bill proposed by state Senator Thad Altman. WPTV reports that Altman's bill, being filed for the 2014 legislative session, would allow drivers ages 16 and [...]

January 12th, 2014|Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Does Florida Need Higher Speed Limits?

A bill filed recently in the Florida Senate would raise speed limits on certain state highways to 75 mph. The bill would also allow a five mph increase on divided highways that currently have a 65 mph limit and on roads that are now at 60 mph. The legislation was proposed by Jeff Brandes, R-St. [...]

January 7th, 2014|Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Red-Light Cameras Still Debated in Florida

The use of cameras catch drivers running through red lights remains a hot topic in Florida, according to a recent report in Stateline, a publication of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Advocates say red-light cameras improve safety at intersections. Critics say the devices are a money grab by state and local governments. Florida drivers who were [...]

December 3rd, 2013|Car Accident, Distracted Driving, Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Traveling Tips for This Thanksgiving

In 2012, there were over 33,000 fatalities due to car accidents. This year in 2013, it is estimated from January to June there were over 16,000 deaths caused from auto accidents. That number is expected to rise during this holiday season. Thanksgiving is all about turkey, football, and spending time with loved ones. But if [...]

November 25th, 2013|Car Accident, Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Clearwater Road to get New Bike Lanes

Following a recent hit-and-run crash that killed one bicyclist and injured another, state officials said they will designate bike lanes on the Clearwater Memorial Causeway. The cyclists were on a tandem bike when they were struck by a pickup truck on the eastbound shoulder of the causeway. As a result, the Tampa Bay Times reported, [...]

September 16th, 2013|Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

New Cycle Lanes Proposed for Tampa

Money could be allocated in 2014 for a new Tampa pathway that would be shared by both bikes and motorized vehicles. The route would connect Homer Hesterly Armory in West Tampa with Cuscaden Park in the V.M. Ybor neighborhood. Vehicles would have two lanes and bicyclists would have their own two-lane "cycle track," separate and [...]

June 5th, 2013|Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Mayor Seeks Changes at Dangerous Intersection in Tarpon Springs

Collisions and near-collisions at the intersection of Klosterman Road, Alt. U.S. 19 and the Pinellas Trail in Tarpon Springs have promoted Mayor David Archie to call for safety improvements, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Mayor Archie, who bikes to work several times a week, recently called for action at a meeting of the Metropolitan Planning [...]

May 31st, 2013|Pedestrian Accidents, Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

'Ride of Silence' Remembers Killed, Injured Bicyclists

Bicycle riders recently gathered in Tampa for the third annual "Ride of Silence" to remember bike riders who have been killed or injured in traffic accidents and to raise awareness of bike safety. Between 1994 and 2012, 173 bicyclists were killed in Hillsborough County, organizers said. In 2012, 13 bike riders were killed in the [...]

May 29th, 2013|Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments

Driving While Tired is a Leading Cause of Accidents

A recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows that driver fatigue is a major cause of car crashes, and not just at night. The researchers found that fatigue is a cause of 20 percent of car crashes. The research was based on the actions of 200 drivers whose cars were equipped with sensors [...]

May 21st, 2013|Distracted Driving, Vehicle Accidents|0 Comments