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Recent Posts in Traffic Accident Category

April 30, 2013

Dangers of Distracted Driving

Driving while distracted can take many different forms. The most commonly known distraction for driving is that of texting or checking email while driving. There are many other sources of distraction that can lead to a a serious injury or fatal accident including interaction with passengers and even fiddling with the radio.

Various studies have shown that texting while driving or emailing while driving can be almost as dangerous as being under the influence of alcohol while behind the wheel. A distracted driver, one who takes his eyes off the road gives up a safety cushion which can make all the difference in the world. The longer the distraction the greater the danger.

Checking a text message or sending a message can give away up to five car lengths of safety cushion just by taking your eyes off the road at highway speeds.

This dilemma is one that has come upon us in the last 10 years with the availability of smart phones and the Internet in your pocket. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that in 2010 alone over 3000 people were killed and distracted driving car accidents. That number increased in 2011 and is expected to be higher in 2012.…

October 22, 2010

Bradenton Drug Charges – Manatee Traffic Stop Leads To Police Chase And Cocaine Trafficking Charges

A routine traffic stop for a speeding ticket issued by radar turned into a police chase. When the pursuit ended the driver was arrested for numerous charges including cocaine trafficking.
September 8, 2010

Florida Traffic Ticket News – North Florida Law Enforcement Issues Tons Of Traffic Citations Over Labor Day Weekend

There were plenty of traffic citations written in Florida on Labor Day weekend. The number of DUI arrests in Florida was not terribly high.
July 1, 2010

Clearwater Traffic Felony – Man Arrested For Causing An Eight Car Crash That Killed Two People

A St. Petersburg man has been charged with two felony counts for causing a fatal accident in Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old is also facing drug possession charges.
May 10, 2010

Florida Street Racing – Florida Street Racers And Spectators To Street Racing Both Get Florida Traffic Tickets

The penalties for illegal street racing in Florida are about to get tougher. Did you know just watching an illegal drag race is a crime in Florida?
April 19, 2010

Sarasota Reckless Driver Ends Up Dead Following High-Speed Chase

Ronald Daly was stopped in Sarasota on Beneva Road after police received a report of a reckless driver. The 50-year-old may have been issued a traffic ticket but he sped away before Sarasota County Sheriff’s could write him a citation. That led to a high-speed chase and ultimately to Daly’s death.
According to a story in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Daly was stopped at 11:30 p.m. but he sped away. During the high speed chase Daly lost control of his 2010 Chevy and crashed into a tree. He was reportedly not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. There have been no details as to why police believe Daly fled the scene. He was driving erratically but there has been no mention of a drunk driving charge or an outstanding arrest warrant that may have caused him to flee.
April 1, 2010

St Pete Red Light Runners Get Ready For Cameras At Your Intersections

Red light runners in St Pete better get used to fines and not being able to fight those red light tickets as the city council has voted 7-1 to install red light cameras in St Petersburg.
City Council members cited the same reason as cash-strapped cities and
counties have used all over the state of Florida, that it is a safety


Council members cited unnamed studies to back-up their vote to
install the revenue-raising cameras even though the council member who
introduced the bill admitted he’d never seen the research that backs up
the facts he was using to support his position. One study that did mention was conducted by USF and it showed that red light cameras significantly increase car accidents and that cities who use these cameras aren’t serious about reducing car crashes.
Red light cameras can now be found in Tampa Bay cities like Oldsmar,
Temple Terrace, Port Richey, South Pasadena, Kenneth City and Tampa.…

March 29, 2010

Speeder Rams Truck Into Sarasota House

The driver of a truck suspected of speeding in Sarasota may have lost control of the pick-up before crashing into a Sarasota house. No charges have been filed in the car crash as of yet and the man driving the pick-up suffered serious injuries in the wreck Sunday night.

Paramedics and firefighters had to work to remove the driver from the wreckage. A witness told the Sarasota Herald Tribune that he heard the truck speeding through the neighborhood but never heard anyone hit the breaks before the loud crash. There is no mention if anyone inside the house was injured.…

March 22, 2010

Lakeland Driver Hit By Train Lucky All He Got Was A Traffic Ticket

Christopher Zazarine was hit by an Amtrak train after trying to race across the tracks and in this case he is lucky all he has to show for it is a Florida traffic ticket. According to the Lakeland man survived his collision with a passenger train with a few aches and pains and a traffic citation or two for failure to obey a railroad signal and failure to obey a traffic control device.

According to the story Zararine was driving a Dodge Charger on Combee Road on U.S. 92 when he came to a railroad crossing. Instead of waiting for the train to pass, he raced around the line of cars, avoided the railroad crossing arm and then was hit by the train. The Amtrak train was traveling just 30 M.P.H. due to the fact it was passing a construction zone, a fact that may have saved the man’s life.…

March 18, 2010

Florida Traffic Ticket Total Nears 37,000 For Statewide Click It or Ticket Campaign

The Florida Highway Patrol released their final number of Florida traffic tickets written during their two-week Click It or Ticket campaign. A staggering 36,858 traffic citations were issued yet only 6,550 of those were for seat belt violations, which was the focus of the campaign. The percentage of tickets issued for seat belt violations during this seat belt enforcement campaign was just over 17%.

The FHP also reported 311 arrests for DUI and driving under the influence of drugs resulting from the stops. According to the FHP’s own release there were more than 10,000 Florida speeding tickets issued and an equal number of motorists assisted.…

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