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Amtrak Accidents: Do You Know Rail Safety?

How much do you know about rail safety? You might want to pay more attention when driving near or across railroad tracks because there's been another Amtrak accident. In the latest in a string of train accidents, a Florida bound Amtrak train crashed into a freight train in Pine Ridge, South Carolina. At least two people were killed and more than 100 were injured.  The train's conductor, from Orange Park, Florida, died in the crash, as did the train's engineer. Authorities say the Amtrak passenger train was on tracks reserved for a CSX freight train. This is the third Amtrak accident in two months. While this latest crash...

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Amtrak Accident in the News

The recent Amtrak accident involving members of Congress on a train that collided with a garbage truck in Virginia has refocused attention on rail safety in Florida. Authorities say an Amtrak passenger train in Virginia struck a tractor-trailer that was on the railroad tracks. The train was carrying members of the House and Senate from Washington, D.C. to a Republican party conference. The accident killed a passenger in the truck. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. The Amtrak accident is the latest in a string of rail disasters happening as the Trump administration is slashing funding for railroad safety...

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Florida Takata Airbag Recall

One of the many causes of Florida car accidents may be that drivers often ignore auto safety recalls. The defective Takata airbag recall situation is a good reason to fix that problem. There are about 14 million cars on Florida roads. According to estimates, about three million of them are cruising along with unresolved safety issues. That means that roughly every 4th car you see on the road has an outstanding safety recall notice. You might be driving a car yourself that is the subject of a recall - especially if you're a Florida driver.   Takata Airbag Recall Urgent for Florida Drivers   Authorities say...

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Florida Woman Latest Takata Airbag Victim

Authorities say a defective airbag caused the death of a Florida woman killed in a 2017 car accident near Fort Lauderdale. A new report says that 34-year-old Nichol Barker died after the airbag in her Accord exploded in a crash. According to police, Barker was driving at about 30 miles per hour. In addition to her mother, her 10-year-old-son and 5-year daughter were in the car. The driver of a Pontiac Firebird made a left turn in front of her and the two cars collided. According to the medical examiner, Barker would have survived the car accident if not for the...

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Reducing Florida Car Accidents

Keeping the number Florida car accidents to a minimum depends a lot on keeping our roadways safe. Yet the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which rates infrastructure, gives Florida roads a "C" grade. The bad report card on the health of Florida's highways results from low government spending on maintenance and new projects. The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project notwithstanding, state and local governments have not been keeping up with increased traffic. (They're spending a lot on the I-4 project, but the number of Orlando car accidents is up because of the construction hazards.) The number of miles people drive on Florida roads has...

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Car Accident Lawsuits for Defective Safety Features

  People in Florida and elsewhere can hire personal injury lawyers to file car accident lawsuits against automakers for safety defects thanks to a car crash survivor from Utah who had an attorney who wouldn't give up. The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported on the case of  49-year old Delbert Williamson, whose wife was killed in a 2002 head-on collision. Williamson and his daughter were severely injured in the crash. The family was traveling in a 1993 Mazda MPV minivan. Williamson was driving. His daughter was sitting behind him, wearing a three-point seatbelt, the kind that goes across your lap and shoulder.  Williamson's wife was...

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Thank Swedish Engineer for Fewer Auto Accident Injuries

Auto accident injuries and deaths have begun to rise again recently because of increased distracted driving. (Texting while driving causes a lot of Florida car accidents.) But car crashes would hurt even more people if it weren't for the invention of Swedish car crash engineer Nils Bohlin.  In 1962, the Volvo automobile engineer developed a way to make car accidents less harmful to drivers and passengers. Bohlin, who had been an aircraft safety engineer for Saab, was familiar with the type of soft-tissue injuries common to car accident victims. He knew from working on pilot ejection seats that the pelvis and chest area...

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Self-Driving Cars Debut in The Villages

Florida's largest retirement community is about to become a proving ground for the biggest trial run of self-driving cars to date. Silicon Valley startup Voyage, which hopes to become a national self-driving taxi business, will begin providing a driverless (sort of) taxi service in The Villages in coming weeks. The Villages, an over-55 community north of Orlando, is one of the biggest retirement enclaves in the country. Some of its more than 125,000 residents will soon be able to say "Look. No hands!" as they travel the community's 750 miles of roads. The tech company chose The Villages partly because its active residents...

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Car Accident Injuries

They weren't thinking of car accident injuries when they start making automobiles. The main thing was to get from Orlando to Kissimmee as quickly as possible. (This was way before I-4 in Central Florida.) It took a really long time for the whole passenger safety thing to catch on (with the help of personal injury lawyers). Up until relatively recently, it wasn't really fashionable to use seat belts. They weren't even offered as options in a new car until the mid-1950's and weren't standard equipment until 1966. Through the 1970's, people looked at you kind of funny if you drove...

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Florida Car Accident Laws

Seeing as how there are more than 1,000 car accidents every day in Florida, it would be wise for drivers to know Florida car accident laws. So, what should you do if you get in a car accident while driving along on say, I-4 in Orlando? (I-4 in Orange County is the most dangerous stretch of the most dangerous highway in America.) Of course, if it is a bad car crash and there are injuries, legalities are something you can work out with a good car accident attorney later.   What Steps to Take After a Car Accident But if you are involved in a less...

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