Florida and other states have taken steps to reduce the ongoing problem with distracted driving. Among other steps, lawmakers have been willing to pass measures aimed at curbing texting and driving by giving law enforcement the tools they need to pull over and fine offending motorists.
A group that is focused on promoting traffic safety across the country recently released their annual report on the status of each state's efforts to improve highway safety through the making of important laws.
A victim of an automobile accident in Tampa, Florida, will likely have to deal with the insurance company of the other driver who was at fault for the accident.
After years of decline, it seems that, of late, there have been more teen drivers getting their licenses, and, presumably, taking to the roadways of Florida and the rest of the country. In the mid-1980s, the number of teenage drivers in this country peaked out, with about 40 percent of 16-year-olds holding a license to drive. Around the same time, the number of 17-year-olds holding a license was close to 70 percent, or over 2 out of 3 drivers this age.
The roads are typical busy in the Tampa area and throughout Florida every Thanksgiving, and this year will likely be no exception.
At least according to a recent report, Florida is the home to a disproportionate share of interstates and other federal highways known for being particularly dangerous.
Many of the newest vehicles on the market boast of state-of-the-art safety features that are supposed to make both occupants of the vehicle and those with whom they share the road safer.
People use the term "accident" fairly broadly, especially when they are referring to collisions between two or more vehicles. In this broader sense, accident just means something that no one caused on purpose, which is indeed the case in the vast majority of car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents.
A state lawmaker from another part of Florida, who lost her twin sister in a car accident, recently pledged to fight hard for a tougher prohibition on texting and driving.
A recent report prepared by a major children's hospital and the nursing school of a major university in a cooperative effort suggested that law enforcement efforts at curbing texting and driving might not be as effective as hoped.