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Safety coalition aims to eliminate fatal crashes

Many Florida drivers fear the deadly hazards on America's roadways. However, a safety coalition of transportation industry participants, government agencies and others is working to change this. In fact, the Road to Zero Coalition aims to achieve zero roadway deaths by 2050. To meet this goal, group members are advocating for safer driving, improved technologies and other changes to lead to safer roads.

IIHS study looks at driver fatality data

Florida motorists may be able to identify some safer vehicles by looking at a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that examined driver fatality rates in different types of vehicles. The IIHS looked at data for vehicle models from 2011 to 2015 and found that the average driver fatality rate in all vehicles per million vehicle registrations was 30. At 39 fatalities per million, passenger cars had the highest death rates for drivers. Pickups, SUVs and minivans were all safer with rates of of 26, 21 and 19 respectively.

Should truckers and bus drivers be tested for sleep apnea?

There is perhaps nothing more frustrating than those seemingly random evenings when you are unable to sleep despite your best efforts, tossing and turning, and watching the hours tick by until your alarm clock tells you it's time to get up so that you can start a tiring workday.

Is the U.S. heading toward a lower blood alcohol limit?

While we would like to think that most people understand and appreciate the dangers of getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, statistics show that people still aren't getting the message. Indeed, as recently as 2014, nearly 10,000 lost their lives in alcohol-related crashes.

Does Florida need to do more to protect motorists from drowning?

The things that people like most about living here in Florida are the temperate climate, the sunny skies and, of course, the magnificent scenery. Indeed, in addition to the beachfront views and the pristine splendor of the Everglades, the state is filled with natural waterways, ponds and lakes that only add to its beauty.   

Committed to the pursuit of justice in motorcycle accident cases

Of all the benefits gained from making Florida your home, none is better than the weather. That's because while much of the nation is currently preparing for a long winter -- raking leaves, putting away patio furniture and getting out snow shovels -- we're settling in for another six months of warm temperatures and sunny skies.

Will Congress increase the federal vehicle weight limit for trucks?

If you've done any sort of highway driving over the last few years, whether here in Florida or across the nation, chances are good that you've noticed an uptick in the number of large trucks barreling by you.

Are truly self-driving vehicles coming to Florida?

The last few years have seen remarkable achievements in the area of autonomous -- or self-driving -- automobiles. Indeed, Google's fleet of self-driving cars continue to safely roam the streets of California, while Daimler AG recently rolled out the first-of-its-kind self-driving big rig licensed for use on public roads.

NHTSA figures reveal location of Florida's most deadly stretch of road

Now that summer is finally here, many people are eagerly counting down the days until they get to leave on their long-awaited and meticulously-planned vacations. For some, these vacations will mean hopping on a plane and for others it will mean getting behind the wheel for a long road trip.

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