Category: Car And Motorcycle Accidents

Drive safe on wet, Florida roadways – avoid hydroplaning. Gainesville accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon explains the 5 factors involved in hydroplaning. Do you know what they are? Motorists should prepare for hydroplaning at any time when wet conditions strike, especially during the rainy season. Florida’s wet season, from June to…

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, drivers who are distracted while traveling on roadways are far more likely to be involved in a car crash. It is estimated more than 800,000 drivers are distracted by cell phones every minute on our nation’s roadways. Mobile devices, however, are just…

If you have traveled Florida’s roadways, you are familiar with the sight of work zones along the highway. Unfortunately, these zones increase the risk of an Ocala car crash. Drivers traveling through work zone areas need to slow down and pay close attention in order to navigate narrowed lanes, read…

In 2011, distracted driving was attributed to the deaths of 3,331 people in car accidents throughout the country. Another 387,000 people were injured due to distracted driving. One of the biggest contributors to distracted driving accidents in Florida is texting on cell phones. Texting greatly interferes with a driver’s ability…

The purpose of the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program is to reduce injury and death in young teen drivers by easing teens onto the road in stages as they gain experience and maturity. Florida’s GDL law is staged in three levels: Stage 1 – Learner’s Permit: Teens must be at least…

Whether you are a parent of a young driver, an elderly driver, or are just curious when the most dangerous times to be on the road in Florida are – here are seven interesting facts that may help. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ 2010 Florida Traffic…

Failure to yield the right of way was the second leading cause of fatal accidents and accidents resulting in injury in Florida in 2010. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 2010 Florida traffic Crash Statistics Report, failure to yield the right-of-way was the right behind careless or…