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How to handle a road rage situation

Road rage is becoming a common occurrence on the roads today. It is a leading cause of injury and death for motorists. According to AAA NewsRoom, in the past year alone, road rage, aggression and significant anger were experienced by at least 80 percent of drivers. 91 million motorists who encounter road raging drivers show their annoyance by honking their horns. While it is completely normal for people to experience certain feelings periodically, they should not let them overtake their good judgment and impact their driving behavior. If you are concerned about your wellbeing and want to help make the roads safer for all, you should learn how to handle road rage situations and to avoid them if possible.

How does alcohol affect driving skills?

Many people in Florida are well aware of the consequences they face when they engage in drunk driving. However, many of them are not very knowledgeable about precisely how drinking affects their driving skills. According to the AARP, alcohol impairment begins as soon as a person's BAC reaches .01 percent. Taking the time to learn about how much alcohol can impact your driving behavior and safety can enable you to prevent accidents and injuries on the road.

How Texting-And-Driving Is Like Having Sex

Americans know that texting is dangerous when driving. By now it is common knowledge that distracted drivers cause more than half a million injuries each year, and thousands of deaths. Nevertheless, almost half of all adult drivers admit to texting while behind the wheel. Why do they (we) do it?

When it Rains it Pours!

We have seen extreme amounts of rainfall in the past week. Rain brings new challenges and dangers when driving. No matter how long you have been behind the wheel, here are a few reminders and tips to help you stay safe.

What happens when a self-driving car kills its driver?

In early May, in central Florida, a 40-year-old Navy veteran was killed while driving-or, more accurately, not-driving-his car. He was behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S electric sedan, a car which had been outfitted with the ability to drive itself. A tractor-trailer made a sudden turn in front of the Tesla; the Tesla failed to apply its brakes; its operator died in the ensuing crash.

Fatal crash takes the lives of 3 children and a grandmother

Nearly every day somewhere across the country, law enforcement officials have the unenviable task of informing a family that a loved one was killed in a car accident. That is why the Florida Highway Patrol tries not to inadvertently misidentify the victims of a fatal crash even if family comes forward. This is the dilemma currently facing investigators in an accident that killed three children and a grandmother.

Police are investigating cause of fatal car accident

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol were called to the scene of a crash on Interstate 4. When they arrived at the scene, they discovered that the car accident was fatal. Two people lost their lives and a third suffered severe injuries.

Police unable to catch speeder prior to deadly wreck

When Florida motorists see a driver who is recklessly traveling the streets or highways, they might call 911 to alert police. Sometimes, however, police are unable to locate the vehicle in question before it is too late. Instead of pulling over a speeder, officers could end up responding to the scene of a wreck.

Local Teen Dies in Crash Near Back Beach and Alf Coleman Dr.

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