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Car Accident Injury Attorney Urges Orlando Pedestrian Safety

Orlando car accident injury attorney Martinez Manglardi PA reminds drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to be extra careful at night. After recent reports that Florida is the most dangerous state for pedestrians, safety groups are launching awareness campaigns. Alert Today Florida is focusing on the risks of driving and walking at night. Poor lighting on many roads spells danger for pedestrians and cyclists because many drivers just aren't able to see very well. "Visibility at night can be challenging for drivers," the according to an ad in the group's latest safety campaign. "And their failure to see pedestrians is often fatal." Experts say that 75%...

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Car Accident Injury Lawyers in Orlando Urge Safety

Orlando car accident injury lawyers pass along safety tips from traffic safety expert Steve Montiero, a former Florida Highway Patrol Officer. Montiero recently expressed his dismay that Florida doesn't require adults in the rear seats to wear seat belts. "Some may scratch their head at this explanation. But believe it or not, if you are over the age of 18, you do not need to wear your seat belt in the back seat of a car," Trooper Steve told News 6 Orlando. "This law blows my mind. It reminds me we must always drive and operate our cars with common sense and 100 percent safety in mind,...

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Orlando Pedestrian Accident Lawyers See Dangerous Crosswalks

Orlando pedestrian accident lawyers already knew that the shoe leather express can get you injured or killed in Central Florida. Nonetheless, a new report from Smart Growth America confirms that Orlando is the most dangerous city in America for pedestrians. The safety group's Dangerous by Design reports have ranked Orlando as the top danger spot in four of their last five reports. In fact, Florida, in general, is a risky place to get around on foot.  Six of the 10 most dangerous cities are in Florida.  Cities are ranked on a formula called a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI). In summary, the index analyzes...

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Winter Park Accident Lawyers Seeing Too Many Orange Ave. Crashes

Winter Park accident lawyers new to the area quickly learn the grim statistics of the Orange Ave. corridor.  A lot of cars crash on the busy stretch of road between US 17-92 and Clay Avenue. According to a recent Florida Department of Transportation report, more than 200 car accidents happened over a recent 4-year period. Neighborhood residents have been complaining about the dangerous situation for a long time. The problem comes down to speeding. The intersection of Westchester and Orange handles 14,000 cars a day, cars supposedly not to exceed a speed of 35 miles per hour. Over the past two years, there have been eleven...

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Orlando Auto Accident Lawyers Remind Drivers to Move Over

Once again, Orlando auto accident lawyers are reminding motorists to watch out for roadside service and emergency vehicles. January is "Move Over" month, an awareness campaign designed to help protect those dealing with motorists on the side of busy highways. Florida is one of the many states that mandate such public awareness campaigns. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), "Florida law requires you to Move Over a lane when you can safely do so. This applies to stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles and tow trucks or wreckers." There were 231 Florida car accidents involving vehicles stopped...

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Apopka Car Accident Lawyer: Goodbye Red Light Cameras

Apopka car accident lawyer Martinez Manglardi, PA notes that the city is doing away with red light cameras. Police use cameras throughout Florida to help catch speeders and other traffic law violators, but some question their usefulness. Although proponents say they help reduce car accidents, others say governments use them mainly to raise revenue. One thing for certain, they are not popular with the driving public. That was the case in Apopka, where residents turned out at a city council meeting to support pulling the plug on intersection surveillance. Not surprisingly, a lobbyist for the company that sells the system told the Apopka council...

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Car Accident Lawyers in Orlando on Driver Safety Apps

Car accident lawyers in Orlando are encouraged by new smartphone apps designed to reinforce safe driving habits. For instance, a recently introduced program from a company called Autoliv rates a driver's actions behind the wheel. Their smartphone app, Safety Score, "monitors in real-time acceleration, speed, braking, turning and phone use and compares it against Autoliv’s proprietary data algorithms and known causes of accidents and gives you a personal safe driving score," according to the company. "You can then review your data and learn ways to raise your score, change your habits and become a safer driver." "Today, nearly 1.4 million people die in...

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Orlando Auto Injury Lawyers Note Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Orlando auto injury lawyers are following developments in the wrongful death lawsuit involving a South Florida Tesla crash. The fiery crash near Fort Lauderdale last year killed two Aventura teenagers and seriously injured a third. The parents of 18-year-old Edgar Monserratt Martinez, who was a passenger in the front seat of the car, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Their personal injury claim alleges that the battery in the electric Tesla car was defective. They say the defect caused the fire that burned the car after the accident. The news site Marketwatch reports that "According to a preliminary report by the National Transportation...

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Orlando Rear-End Collision Attorneys See More Personal Injury Lawsuits

Orlando rear-end collision attorneys are seeing more car accident cases involving distracted driving. After a steady, decades-long decline, the number of car accidents in America has begun to rise in recent years. Experts say that technology is providing too many ways to divert driver attention from safely operating a vehicle. It may be obvious, but drivers who don't watch what they are doing tend to crash into other things. There are more cars hitting pedestrians, and more rear-end collision accidents. Teenage drivers are especially prone to distraction. According to studies, more than 75% of rear-end collisions involving teenagers occur because the...

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Orlando Truck Accident Lawyers Note Church Van Crashes

Orlando truck accident lawyers note the involvement of a church van in a Florida turnpike truck accident that killed seven people. Authorities say that a tractor-trailer traveling north on I-75 collided with a car before both vehicles crashed through the median barrier. Another semi and a church van traveling south then crashed into those vehicles. Five children in the van and both truck drivers died in the accident. The fiery accident injured at least eight others. The children in the church van were headed to Disney World. Older 15-passenger vans have become popular with churches, which use them to transport parishioners...

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