Six bills were introduced in the Florida House and Senate this legislative session to place tougher regulations on texting while driving. Two sets of bills double the fines for texting while in a school zone, while one set actually make the offense primary. Florida is in the minority of states that make it only a secondary offense, meaning you must also commit another traffic violation to be cited. Read about the introduced bills.
The Florida House Economic Affairs Committee passed a bill that will head to the Florida House floor for a vote on creating state-wide regulations on ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft. The bill provides minimum insurance coverage requirements and ends local regulation.
Approximately 200,000 injuries occur annually on public playgrounds. Many of them could be avoided if public schools made sure their playgrounds were safe and followed clear guidelines and recommendations. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Handbook on Public Playground Safety was adopted by Florida and should be followed by all public schools.
New Year’s Eve is a time for renewal and celebration and, of course, fireworks. Whether you’re enjoying a local fireworks show held be the city, or lighting sparklers in your backyard, it is important to remember that safety is […]
Recently, 60 minutes did a special on a topic that seems to get little attention—insurance company coverage denials. 60 minutes focused on patients with mental health issues who have the potential of hurt themselves or others and been admitted to […]
On July 16, 2015, a woman was found naked in the bushes behind the House of Blues at Downtown Disney. The Orange County Sherriff office suspects that the woman is a victim of a rape. According to reports, Disney security […]
Takata Airbags are in the news again as another car model has been added to the plethora of vehicles that contain the potentially dangerous and defective Takata airbags. These airbags have been known to degrade over time due to moisture […]
Summertime is notorious for beaches, baseball, and barbeques. In fact, more than 86% of U.S. households own at least one BBQ, grill, or smoker. However, with the nice weather and increase of grill usage, comes an increase in grill related […]
Distracted Driving is the leading cause of auto accidents in the U.S. According to a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), 80 percent of automobile accidents are a result of driver distraction. In 2012, more than 3,000 […]
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