Given the ways in which people behind the wheel can be distracted by various activities and devices in today's world, many are unaware as to what Florida's laws are when it comes to distracted driving. Smartphones that allow people to check their emails, text, send photographs, use various outlets for social media and numerous other things makes them an irresistible attraction. Many mistakenly believe that it is safe to look away from the road for a brief moment. However, a car accident can happen in that split second and lead to people being seriously injured or killed.
Sustaining a Florida injury can have a devastating impact on a person's life. The impact can be far greater if the accident led to a fatality. Unfortunately, this has happened to far too many Florida residents, who have lost a loved one from fatal workplace accidents, fatal car crashes and medical errors. But, the truly sad fact is that most fatalities from these kinds of accidents may have been caused by the negligence of another party.
Florida residents are aware of the differences between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle. Trucks such as tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers are larger, heavier and more difficult to drive than cars.
Motorcycles provide many Florida residents a cost-efficient way to commute. Riding a motorcycle comes with many risks though. For starters, motorcycles are less visible to other drivers. This may make it difficult for most motorists to see motorcyclists, increasing the risk of a crash. Aside from that, motorcycles have minimal protection from hazards and elements that can injure or kill a rider. Unlike car and other vehicles that can protect its occupants from an impact, motorcycles can't. The only protection riders have are helmets and safety gear. As a result, motorcycle safety is an important issue for safety officials, residents and motorcycle enthusiasts in the state of Florida.