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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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New Study Deems Florida the Last Place You Want To Get Into an Accident

Whether you are a tourist on vacation or a Floridian on the way to work, a new study encourages you to remain cautious on the roads. The personal finance website, WalletHub.com, has released the results of a study, which analyzed several risk factors, such as minimum auto insurance coverage requirements and percentage of uninsured drivers, in order to determine the states with the highest and lowest financial risks for drivers. WalletHub.com’s study designated Florida as the financially riskiest of the United States in which to be a driver. The study revealed 23.8% of Floridians ignore the rules and fail to carry motor vehicle insurance. The state of Florida is only one of two states noted in the top ten “riskiest” states that require any additional type of insurance other than liability such as personal injury coverage (PIP coverage). Florida requires $10,000 for PIP coverage, $20,000 coverage per accident for bodily injury…
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Back To School Traffic Safety

All of the schools throughout Central Florida are back in session. Everyday hundreds of thousands of children are waiting for buses, walking on our sidewalks, and crossing streets. Not to mention there is a whole new batch of teenage drivers getting ready to get behind the wheel. The importance of safe driving is heightened during the morning and afternoon hours when these children are traveling to and from school. So far the 2014-2015 school year has been a safe one. There have been no reported incidents or accidents related to children traveling to/from school. However, across the nation, some communities have suffered tragic accidents. In Montgomery, Alabama, a middle school child was severely injured when they tried to cross a street that had the green light, even after motorists warned the child not to cross until the light turned red. In an effort to prevent any tragic back-to-school accidents here…
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