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Texting and Driving Causes Horrific Accident in South Florida

By Alan Goldfarb |

The operator of a vehicle was texting and speeding when he lost control and crashed into a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle, causing serious, potentially life-altering injuries to a state trooper. The negligent driver was reportedly traveling 75 miles per hour in the westbound lane of the Dolphin Expressway near Northwest 107th Avenue when his… Read More »

Man Killed In Accident With Publix Truck

By Alan Goldfarb |

A man was killed and another one injured as a result of an accident involving a BMW and a Publix truck on US Highway 1 one recent Tuesday morning. The crash, which occurred in the early morning hours, shut down both sides of the highway as authorities worked to clear the wreckage and tried… 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 »

Women Legislators Learn About Distracted Driving

By Alan Goldfarb |

Women lawmakers from all over the country attended a Women in Government Conference in Florida. The conference included an AT&T simulation that focused on the dangers of texting and driving. State Senator Pat Pettey from Kansas noted that the simulation “showed her that it’s impossible to be aware of your surrounding while using a… Read More »

Florida Lawmakers Prepare to Toughen up Texting Drivers

By Alan Goldfarb |

Everyone knows that texting and driving is dangerous. Even though distracted driving is dangerous, the legal consequences for texting and driving are weaker in Florida than other states. This means that victims of accidents involving texting and driving end up paying the price for this dangerous behavior. Oftentimes the victims of accidents caused by… Read More »

Avoid Distracted Driving

By Alan Goldfarb |

In 2013, distracted drivers caused 424, 000 injuries and 3,154 deaths. These numbers make it clear that distracted driving is dangerous. When a driver is distracted, serious injury can result to the driver, passengers and others on the road. For this reason Florida has banned texting and driving and launched “put it down” safety… Read More »

Punitive Damages for Texting and Driving

By Alan Goldfarb |

It may not surprise Miami drivers to know that Florida is one of the most dangerous states in which to commute and drive. In South Florida, population density and aggressive drivers are just a few of the factors that cause accidents. Of course, distracted driving is also a common issue in many accidents, as… 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 »

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