Drowsy driving is very dangerous, and it gets a fair amount of press, especially when it comes to truck drivers. However, some studies have shown that aggressive driving is actually a bigger issue.
When you think of a tailgater, you probably think of some who is angry and impatient. He or she is riding right on your bumper, glaring at you with every passing mile, even though you're already going the speed limit. The tailgater is trying to push you to go even faster, and he or she probably flies by in a furious passing maneuver as soon as there's any room.
You may have heard that hit and run accidents are most common in parking lots. You get out of work, take the elevator down to the lot, and find out that someone smashed in the back end of your car and drove off during the day. You have no idea when it happened or who did it, unless the lot has a camera that caught the car and/or the license plate number.
A car accident in Florida left one woman dead on Monday, April 3. The woman was just 25 years old at the time, and she was from Lehigh Acres.
Road rage often happens because drivers make mistakes or at least drive in a fashion that isn't all that considerate of other drivers. For example, a driver who cuts someone off without using a blinker on the expressway could be the target of road rage.
The speed a car is traveling when it strikes a pedestrian has a massive impact on the odds that the pedestrian will be killed. Obviously, the faster the car is going, the greater the chances of death. However, it's interesting to dig into the numbers a bit further and see that the real swing happens at 45 miles per hour, when all age groups are more likely to be killed than to survive.
A pair of pedestrian accidents happened in Pensacola, Florida, leaving one person injured and taking another person's life. They both happened on the same road -- Cervantes Street -- and they took place in the span of a few hours.
When you think of distractions in the car, what do you think of first? Texting and driving? Talking on the phone? Trying to use the GPS?
If you're involved in a car accident and you then have a post-traumatic headache, it's important to note that there are a few different ways this can originate. Figuring out exactly what is causing it is the key to getting the right medical care.
From its position at the far west of Florida, Escambia County is the gateway to the state from Alabama and beyond. Interstate 10, the 2,400 mile connection from the Pacific to the Atlantic, passes through on its way from coast to coast, bringing with it many commercial vehicles.