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“Safe Phone Zones” introduced by the Florida Department of Transportation

In a public-private partnership with GEICO, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) unveiled a new campaign to help curb the problem of distracted driving on Florida’s roadways. Sixty four different “Safe Phone Zones” were designated on various roadways throughout Florida. A map of all of the “Safe Phone Zones” throughout Florida can be found online by clicking here. You will be able to pull off into these zones and make cellular phone calls or respond to text messages in safety – just look for the following sign. Assistant Secretary of FDOT, Brian Blanchard explained, “motorist safety is our top priority and we are committed to reducing distracted driving on our roads.” However, do these signs encourage drivers to put down their phones and pull off to a rest area? Research has suggested that initial bans or initiative to curb cell phone use does reduce auto-accidents and fatalities, but that the…
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Attorney Speaks Out Against Distracted Driving

Attorney Nicholas Primrose Presents for End Distracted Driving Organization at Local High School On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, our attorney, Nicholas Primrose, traveled to Winter Springs High School to present to students about Distracted Driving as part of the Florida Justice Association and End Distracted Driving organization’s “Student Awareness Initiative.” End Distracted Driving is an organization founded by Joel Feldman following the death of his daughter, Casey. Casey, 21 at the time, was tragically killed by a distracted driver while she was crossing the street. As a trial lawyer, Joel, with the help of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 60 for Safety, and others, created this presentation to make the public aware of the problems of distracted driving. Since its founding, EndDD.org has sponsored presentations and talks across the country for over 225,000 teens and 25,000 adults. One of the important points of the presentation is that the use of cell phones…
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Is Your Teen a Distracted Driver?

If you have a teen driver in the home and haven’t seen this video from AAA, then stop everything and watch it right now.  Then, go get your teen driver and have them watch it as well. AAA recently released this video along with a report on the latest trends in teen driving and accidents caused by distracted driving by teens. According to the study, most of the accidents involving teens were caused by a distraction. Researchers analyzed the six seconds leading up to a crash in nearly 1,700 videos of teen drivers taken from in-vehicle event recorders. The results showed that distraction was a factor in 58 percent of all crashes studied, including 89 percent of road-departure crashes and 76 percent of rear-end crashes. NHTSA previously has estimated that distraction is a factor in only 14 percent of all teen driver crashes. [AAA website] There are many ways to combat the…
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