One of the scariest things a Tampa resident may see on or alongside the road is the site of a truck that has jackknifed. Usually, the vehicle will be twisted in to an awkward shape, and it may even lay on its side. Unfortunately, there is a reason why a jackknifed truck is scary. Often, as they crash, a jackknifed truck will sweep or otherwise collide with other vehicles around it. Especially given the huge size difference between a car and a semi-truck, the end result can easily be a serious commercial vehicle accident that can leave people seriously injured.
With Saint Patrick's Day just passed and the summer holidays on the horizon, it may be helpful to remind Tampa residents that drinking or doing drugs and then driving can turn an evening of fun in to a preventable tragedy.
To follow up on a previous post from late February, a committee within the Florida Legislature has moved forward with a tougher measure designed to further prevent distracted driving in this state.
A teenager who was driving in a town about 60 miles away from the heart of Tampa, Florida, was critically injured recently in a hit-and-run accident. The accident was recorded on a security camera.
After a night out with friends, you may not be able to safely drive yourself home. Instead, you may call Uber or Lyft for a ride home. Rideshare companies are increasingly popular as many people choose to pay someone to drive them, especially if they are in a situation when they cannot drive or do not want the hassle of driving and parking a car.
Whether you like it or not, it is very likely that you will be sharing the road with self-driving and autopiloted vehicles in the near future. Auto manufacturers, such as Tesla, are working on perfecting their autopilot systems and hoping to be the leader in the self-driving and autopilot vehicle market. However, a recent accident involving a Tesla vehicle may cause you to question the safety and effectiveness of autopilot systems.