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Special attention needed to adapt to e-scooters

Scooters have been around a long time. For much of their history they have been a vehicle for child's play. In recent years, though, the advent of microelectronic motors, batteries and ride-sharing services have sparked an explosion in scooter usage in cities across the U.S., and with it has come a new source of concern about public safety.

Why you should be especially careful behind the wheel this week

Law enforcement and media outlets typically warn us to be particularly careful when driving on certain days of the year. They advise us that drunk driving rates tend to surge around New Year’s or Saint Patrick’s Day. They caution us about rising accident rates over three-day weekends.

The deadliest day for drivers is in August

Even though August has no major holidays in which West Palm Beach residents and other South Floridians might make a special trip to the beach and have a few drinks, the month can claim the dubious honor of having within it the deadliest day for motorists.

Who are people talking to when they drive distracted?

With all the attention of late on the problem of distracted driving and the importance of paying attention to the road, a West Palm Beach, Florida, resident or, for that matter, anyone in South Florida might be wondering what, or who, is so important as to merit a driver's taking his or her eyes and mind off the road.

State lawmaker encourages Floridians to put phones down

A state legislator who serves Palm Beach County recently wrote an opinion piece in which she encouraged her fellow Floridians to pay better attention to the road and to put their phones down while driving. She has also pledged to fight for stronger measures to combat distracted driving.

Florida suffers from high rate of fatal vehicle accidents

According to recent statistics, Florida does not fare well when it comes to protecting people's lives on the roads. Overall, Florida ranks right in the middle of the states when it comes to premature deaths, which is defined as dying before the age of 75.

More than 500 Floridians died in motorcycle accidents in 2017

According to a recent report, 504 motorcyclists across Florida died in fatal motorcycle accidents in 2017. This number, which is preliminary, is significantly lower than the 574 motorcycle fatalities that were reported in Florida in 2016.

When are punitive damages available?

When a West Palm Beach, Florida, resident loses a loved one to a motor vehicle accident, they may want to see justice done with respect to those responsible for their loved one's death. While no amount of money can bring a person back after a deadly accident, seeing the responsible party held accountable for their misdeeds can give a family some sense of peace and closure, as if an injustice was rectified.

What is the rate of fatal car crashes in Florida?

Florida has its fair share of residents and tourists. Thus, the roads throughout this fairly large state see a significant amount of motor vehicles traveling on them. Whether it is summer, winter, night or day or a young motorists or an old motorist, negligence could occur on the roadways. This impacts the safety on the roads, putting the lives of travelers at risk.

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