On January 1, we celebrate the new year and look forward. As the year continues, the numbers come in and it becomes easier to look back with a clear picture. The National Safety Council just released statistics concerning driving habits in 2016 and they are alarming.
As you make your way through the streets of Tampa, you know how important it is to follow the law and do whatever you can to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, even when you're doing everything you can to remain safe, other drivers may not be taking the same approach.
Each summer, there is more traffic on the roads than usual because of traveling tourists. Due to the increase in motorists, there are some summertime driving dangers that all vehicle operators in Florida should be aware of.
Drunk motorists in Florida are not just a danger to themselves, they are a huge hazard for every man, woman, child and pet who is traveling on the roads. However, learning how to spot the signs of drunk driving can reduce your chances of ever being involved in an accident and injured, and help to make the roads much safer.
School is out and teenagers in Florida have more time to drive. Although there is more traffic on the roads during this time of year and there are graduated driving laws in effect, teens are the one group of drivers who are at great risk for motor vehicle accidents and injury.
Marijuana use is growing in popularity all across the nation as it gains more attention for its ability to help people control health issues and as states are beginning to legalize the recreational use of it. However, just as people often drink and drive, the possibility that more people will drive while under the influence of marijuana has raised concern. Therefore, Hillsborough motorists should be aware of its effects on their driving behavior and how it affects other drivers.
Many teenagers in Florida, who are between the ages of 15 and 19 years old drive motor vehicles on the road. However, teen drivers who become distracted while driving have a higher risk of getting into car accidents and injuring themselves and others.
It's the time of the year that some people welcome and some people could do without: daylight saving time. Indeed, on Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m., we officially spring ahead, meaning darker mornings and brighter evenings.
Back in 2011, the Tampa City Council made the highly controversial decision to install red light cameras at 22 intersections throughout the city, meaning anyone caught running a red light could expect to receive a rather expensive citation in the mail once their license plates were run through the system.
While many of us tend to think of the typical workday as running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the reality is actually much different for many Americans. Indeed, statistics show that nearly 15 percent of the U.S. workforce -- from medical professionals to factory workers -- either work overnight or rotating shifts.