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Distracted Driving Remains a Serious Safety Issue in Florida

By Alan Goldfarb |

A study conducted by EverQuote found that Florida drivers are among the most dangerous on roads and highways due to the prevalence of distracted driving, according to the Miami Herald. Florida was ranked 49th (i.e. second worst in the country), ahead of only Louisiana in a comparative analysis of drivers using cellphones while operating… Read More »

Cell Phone Use While Driving

By Alan Goldfarb |

Cell phone use is sadly becoming a common situation that occurs while driving, whether in town or on the freeway.  The modern world has become extremely communication oriented, and as cell phones have grown to ubiquity and cellular data plans have become more and more inexpensive society has had to contend first with people… Read More »

New Ad Campaign Encourages Drivers to Put Down Phones When Driving

By Alan Goldfarb |

Florida Highway Patrol is partnering with up with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and cellphone providers to encourage drivers to put down their phones while they are driving. This new campaign recognizes that texting while driving is dangerous, but using a smartphone in any way while driving is also unsafe. The National Highway… Read More »

Distracted Driving: A brief review and tips

By Alan Goldfarb |

Distracted driving is considered driving while performing any activity that could distract you from your primary task of operating your car. The distraction can be visual (takes your eyes off the road), manual (takes your hands of the wheel) or cognitive (takes your mind off driving). Florida has banned texting, emailing or instant messaging… Read More »

Distracted Driving: A Case Study

By Alan Goldfarb |

A recent study by the National Safety Council shows that 91% of parents who use electronics while driving do so in front of their teens. This presents a number of problems for Miami area and other Florida drivers. For one, the example being set for current or near-future drivers by those drivers’ parents can… Read More »

Distracted Driving is Deadly Driving

By Alan Goldfarb |

Florida is one of only a handful of states that still allows drivers to talk on their cell phones while driving. Most other jurisdictions ban hand-held cell phone calls while driving, even if the limitation is just placed on novice drivers. The obvious rationale behind hand-held bans is to shift drivers’ focus away from… Read More »

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