Half a century ago, the common wisdom among Detroit automotive engineers was that it was possible to trace nearly all road crashes to a single component, or nut: the “nut” behind the wheel.1 Fast-forward to today and cars have evolved to become smarter. Sensor-driven technologies and advanced imaging capabilities help drivers stay in lanes, pass safely, […]Learn More
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Teens use JUULs everywhere—in school bathrooms and hallways, during class, at parties, and on social media. The sleek USB-shaped e-cigarette is a “nicotine delivery device” that can be concealed and used in public places. Originally intended for adults who are trying to quit smoking, JUUL attempts to mimic the nicotine hit of a real cigarette […]Learn More
Two tractor-trailer accidents occurred in Sebastian last month adding to a troubling trend. Tractor-trailer accidents are occurring at a clip almost three times the rate of all other accidents. On July 12, a tractor-trailer overturned on U.S. 1 after drifting onto the raised, concrete median near Barber Street in Sebastian. The accident knocked down a […]Learn More
An overwhelming 70% of all Social Security Disability claims are denied the first time.1 The main reason? Incomplete or improperly completed applications. In 2017, more than 2.6 million Americans applied for Social Security Disability. Reports show that two-thirds of those applications (1.8 million) received denials.2 Applications that are not well developed run a high risk […]Learn More
In the past 10 years, 8.7 million bankruptcy petitions were filed in the federal courts under Chapter 7, also known as liquidation bankruptcy. Of those, 2.8 million petitions—32 percent—carried student loan debt. Why is this significant? Student loan debt is almost impossible to eliminate in bankruptcy. Given a fallacy in the law, student loan debt […]Learn More
Deaths from delivery truck crashes have reached their highest level in three decades, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In a nationwide survey, truck accidents of all types have been steadily increasing; however, crashes involving delivery trucks have noticeably skyrocketed. The reason? There’s a massive surge in deliveries to residential neighborhoods, one […]Learn More
Uninsured/ Underinsured motorist insurance…here’s a scary truth for you: 1 out of every 8 drivers has no insurance.
Have you ever been in an accident? Remember that gut wrenching feeling? Now, imagine the same gut-wrenching feeling multiplied when you discover the person who just totaled your car didn’t have insurance. So, what happens if you are hit by a driver without insurance? If your insurance does not cover this instance, all of your […]Learn More
State Road 60 is an accident magnet. Important information for anyone who drives this dangerous highway.
Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere in Indian River County, but there are certain roads that are considered “accident magnets” because of the high frequency of car accidents that occur there. In Indian River County, this road is State Road 60 (SR-60). A 160-mile long trans-peninsular route that connects Clearwater to the west with Vero […]Learn More
Golf carts are more common now on Treasure Coast roadways, and so are accidents and injuries. Throughout the Treasure Coast, people are driving golf carts off the green and along public roads. Golf carts are a cheap, more energy-efficient method for cruising around town. And in South Florida, where there’s beautiful weather year-round and miles […]Learn More
Electric scooters have taken the country by storm. In the last six months, scooters primarily from three startups—Bird, LimeBike, and Spin—have flooded the streets of South Florida. The idea behind the scooters is simple: the internet-connected, GPS-enabled scooters are managed through smartphone apps that show nearby available scooters, from which you can select one, scan […]Learn More
Unfortunately, road rage and aggressive driving are exceptionally common today. In a study published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 80 percent of U.S. drivers expressed significant anger, aggression, or road rage while behind the wheel at least once a year. More alarming, the findings suggest that approximately eight million U.S. drivers […]Learn More
Did you know going straight on a green light through an intersection is one of the most dangerous scenarios for Florida drivers?
Over 60% of auto accidents at intersections are left turn accidents, in which a driver turning left hits another vehicle approaching going straight. And 95% of all left-hand turn accidents are blamed on the left-turning drivers. In almost all left-hand turn car accident cases, the driver making the left turn is found at fault. Here’s […]Learn More
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