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Miami Named One of the Best Driving Cities in the U.S., But Why?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Miami has been named one of the best driving cities in the United States, though many Miamians would beg to disagree. The city in Florida has received a high score from QuoteWizard, which used data from millions of insurance quotes to put together a list of the best driving cities in the U.S. The… Read More »

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New Texting While Driving Law in Florida Takes Effect October 1, 2019: What You Need to Know

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Florida, which sees nearly 50,000 motor vehicle collisions caused by distracted driving per year, was among the last states to implement primary texting while driving ban. The law, which took effect on July 1, allows law enforcement officers to stop motorists who are texting while operating a vehicle. Previously, texting and driving was not… Read More »

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Drunk Female Driver Hits a Miami Police Officer in a DUI Crash

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Every year, more than 1 million car drivers are arrested for drunk driving. One such arrest occurred in Miami on September 12. The DUI accident took place when 33-year-old Belkis Salgado, who was visibly intoxicated at the time of the crash, slammed her car into a Miami police officer’s unmarked police cruiser, according to… Read More »

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The Police Report Matters in Your Car Accident Case

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Whether a minor fender bender or a catastrophic event that renders a vehicle totaled, all accidents involving automobiles should be recorded in a police report. In many cities, law enforcement does not actually come out to an accident scene, in which case it is incumbent upon the motorists to go to the nearest police… Read More »

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Legislature Addresses Dangers of Texting and Driving

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

In today’s connected world, there is potentially no single piece of technology that individuals are more attached to than the smartphone. From being able to listen to podcasts, check email, and find a restaurant, the smartphone is everyone’s connection with the outside world. Unfortunately, many smartphone users believe that they can continue to engage… Read More »

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Miami Woman Fatally Struck By Speeding SUV in Hit-and-Run in Wynwood Neighborhood

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

A deadly hit-and-run was reported on Tuesday, June 18 in Miami. Rose Marie Jackson was crossing the road around 1:30 a.m. when she was struck by a speeding SUV. The impact was so profound that it actually caused Ms. Jackson to fly through the air. Her body landed approximately a block away from the… Read More »

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Proposed Changes to Florida’s PIP Laws

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

When instituted in 1971, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) laws were intended to reduce extraneous litigation brought by individuals injured in automobile accidents. However, over time, this has not necessarily proven to be accurate. Unfortunately, the Florida Legislature has not seen fit to repeal these laws, so Florida automobile owners are forced to deal with… Read More »

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2019 Worst Drivers in the U.S. by State

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

The third annual study on states with the most unsafe drivers on the road has been released by SmartAsset for 2019. The metrics that were used to measure each state against each other include: Percentage of all drivers on the road that are insured versus uninsured The amount of DUI arrests per 1000 drivers… Read More »

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New Texting While Driving Laws Enacted in Florida July 1

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

On July 1, Florida enacted new laws regarding the behaviors that are allowed for drivers in cars. Now, if you are a driver and you are caught texting, that is all that is required for a police officer to pull you over. The law that allows for this has been named the Wireless Communications… Read More »

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Common Features of Wrong Way Accidents

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Although automobile accidents, in general, can be horrific and tragic, automobile accidents which involve one driver going the wrong way down a thoroughfare can be especially catastrophic. Most often, these situations occur at night or at dusk or dawn, when visibility is at a minimum. Additionally, and unfortunately, alcohol is usually a factor of… Read More »

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