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Lawmaker Aims To Strengthen Texting Ban

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After her hometown of Boca Raton became the first city in the state to support texting while driving as a primary offense, State Representative Emily Slosberg is on a mission to make the change part of state law. Her goal is for all 67 counties to pass similar resolutions before the State Legislature reconvenes… Read More »

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Pressure Mounts For Tougher Cellphone Law

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Days before lawmakers heard emotional testimony about the effects of distracted driving at a nonpartisan workshop, a new study pegged Florida as one of the worst such states in the country. Although the deadline for new bills has already passed for this session, legislators gathered for a House Government Accountability Committee workshop to consider… Read More »

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Fatal Fireball Crash In Highway Rest Area

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One person is dead following a predawn crash at a rest stop on southbound Interstate 95. The wreck occurred near Mile Marker 132, not far from the Orange Avenue exit. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a motorist entered the rest area parking lot shortly before 5 a.m. and then somehow lost control of… Read More »

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First Responders And Good Samaritans Prevent Tragedy

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Three people, including two Good Samaritans, were injured after a two-car crash forced a vehicle into a pond of water, but the accident could have been a lot worse. The wreck happened in front of Port St. Lucie’s city hall, near the intersection of Port St. Lucie and Airoso Boulevards. According to witnesses and… Read More »

The Ultimate Distracted Driving Incident?

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A vehicle exploded into a fireball after a 55-year-old man’s cellphone apparently caught fire during charging. The incident occurred on the Crosstown Parkway. According to witnesses, the man heard a loud “pop” a moment before his Samsung Galaxy 7 burst into flame; the fire quickly spread and soon engulfed the entire vehicle. There was… Read More »

Gotta Catch ‘Em All

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Pokémon Go hysteria may last until at least the end of next week, and several Treasure Coast entrepreneurs are trying to cash in on the craze and decrease distracted driving. One area man says he loves the game but admits he’s “not really into the walking.” So, for $25 an hour, he offers what… Read More »

Florida Truck Accidents

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A driver of a motor vehicle faces many dangers any time they get behind the wheel of a car. There are many different dynamics at play when a driver sets out on a journey for their next destination. Inexperienced drivers, distracted drivers, and reckless drivers alike make driving one of the most dangerous activities… Read More »

Teenage Driving and Fatal Car Accidents

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Obtaining a driver’s license is one of the happiest moments in a teenager’s life. It is an important milestone, giving teenagers feelings of independence and freedom. However, the ability to transport oneself from place to place without adult supervision is a privilege that must be taken seriously. For many Americans, driving a motor vehicle… Read More »

Distracted Driving

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

It’s well known that drinking and driving is the cause of many accidents. Most people know it is a foolish and dangerous decision to get behind the wheel after alcohol consumption. However, many people don’t realize that driving while distracted can be just as dangerous, if not more. A driver has a duty of… Read More »

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