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***Update: Flashing headlights has been an ongoing legal issue for some time now, however, this month, the Federal court stepped in with an authoritative ruling. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey issued a preliminary injunction stopping Ellisville (a town in St. Louis County) from ticketing drivers who flash their headlights in order to warn other drivers of impending speed traps. Judge Autrey
Key Points of this Article Spending a lot of time in a vehicle increases the odds of being involved in an auto accident Knowing and implementing the safety features for your vehicle is crucial to safe driving Being proactive can help keep you safe The Everyday Risk of Driving Traveling in a car is the main form of transportation for many Americans.
Key Points of this Article Known as salmoning, bicycling against the flow of traffic can be up to 3x as dangerous as riding with the flow of traffic, and is against the law. Bicyclists and drivers both share responsibility to operate their vehicles safely, and in the age of distracted driving, must be more vigilant than ever. In 2019, Florida saw the
Image: US DOT Tampa is one of three areas selected for an exciting new program that allows certain vehicles to communicated with each other. Safety advocates are always looking for ways to make vehicles safer and prevent accidents.One current use of technology allows cars to talk to one another, as well as to signs and traffic lights. Soon, several types of vehicles
The holiday season is here and, unfortunately, along with the hustle and bustle of friends and family members going in and out of homes and shopping areas throughout the holidays comes an increased possibility of serious injury. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that as many as 15,000 people are admitted to emergency rooms for injuries while decorating alone during the
Over the years, our vehicles have become significantly safer. One of the key reasons for that is because a lot of equipment has been added to our cars to make it more likely that we will survive in a crash. One of the most important pieces of safety equipment added to our vehicles has been the airbag. The airbags featured on virtually
This year’s Fourth of July celebration is upon us. Throughout the long weekend, people all over Florida will celebrate. We will spend quality time with family and friends, enjoying cookouts, or the beach or a picnic by a lake. Many will spend time at a Florida theme park or relax at a state or national park. Independence Day is a highlight of