Many people in the greater Tampa area know that their jobs are important for their livelihoods and thus do what they can to keep their employers happy. This desire to get ahead at one's workplace means, among other things, that an employee will be available to communicate remotely.
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.
As previous posts on this blog have discussed, Florida's existing laws against distracted driving have some room for improvement. If some lawmakers get their way, this new legislative session may be the time where our state's leadership can overcome some political hurdles and take action to make the existing laws better.
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.