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Do you know the right course of action after an accident?

The aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming. You may be driving down the road, and the next instant you may find yourself sitting in a damaged vehicle wondering what happened. What you do next matters, whether it's at the scene of the accident or in the days and weeks following.

These symptoms suggest traumatic brain injury

Do you have a high tolerance for pain? Maybe you're the type of person who may not be feeling well but plows through your usual daily duties as best you can, as long as you're not running a fever. There are definitely benefits to being able to withstand discomfort; however, in certain circumstances, there may be a downside as well. For instance, if you are involved in a motor vehicle collision or Florida workplace accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent.

Controversial tool could make Florida roads safer

Despite the risks and rules that should discourage texting behind the wheel, many motorists continue to engage in this dangerous behavior. Oftentimes, they think it's not a big deal to look at their phone for a few seconds, or they believe they can safely divide their attention between their phones and the road. It is only in the event of a serious accident that these drivers learn they are wrong.

5 essential steps to take after a bike-car crash

Bicycle crashes happen even when you are the most careful cyclist in the world. Bike-car collisions can result in costly property damage and serious injuries. Knowing what you should do in the event of an accident on your bike is important.

Hidden damage after a car accident

Every day, people in Florida end up in car accidents. The year 2016 saw the highest number of car accidents on record in recent memory. According to data compiled by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, over 395,000 accidents occurred in 2016 compared to just over 374,000 in 2015. 

Top causes of Florida auto accidents

With Hurricane Irma causing extensive devastation in Florida, notably in the Keys, personal safety is top of mind. After a storm like this, auto accidents peak, often due to flooding, debris in the roadway, high traffic levels (due to people returning home after evacuating) and more.

Is Ford's Sync with Amazon Echo Risky?

Thanks to the teamwork of Ford and Amazon, Floridians now can use the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Amazon Tap "smart" speakers in their homes to check automobile system information (how's the fuel/battery level, for instance), lock or unlock the car, or turn it on and off.

Too Many People Are Asleep at the Wheel

Eight-year-old Ronshay Dugans was on her way to a Boys & Girls Club in Tallahassee in 2008 when her school bus was hit by a cement truck whose driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. Her biography, posted online, tells how her mother, an aunt, and a Florida legislator worked together to produce the Ronshay Dugans Act, which designates the first week of September "Drowsy Driving Prevention Week" in Florida.

Managing Distractions While Driving

Imagine closing your eyes for five seconds while driving 55 mph down a busy road, which means you will be traveling blind for about 400 feet. Five seconds is the average time a driver takes his or her eyes off the road to text, and millions of people do it every day - some with deadly consequences.

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