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Florida Legislature Approves Stricter Texting While Driving Bill

After years of wrangling, the Florida Legislature sent a stricter bill to Gov. DeSantis for signature.  If Governor DeSantis signs the bill, it will take effect on July 1, 2019. The bill affects Florida drivers in two significant ways: 1)texting while driving becomes a primary offense which means a police officer can stop a vehicle […]

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Mother of 1-Year-Old Killed in Car Crash Gets Prison and She Wasn’t Driving

Brittany Stephens, a passenger in the vehicle hit by a speeding off-duty cop, has been sentenced to prison for negligent homicide.  Stephens 1-year-old was killed in the crash.  The cop was driving 94 mph, 44 mph above the speed limit.  He was also charged with negligent homicide.  Christopher Manuel, already released on a $15,000 bond,

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Tis the Season for Drunk Driving and the Stats May Surprise You

Holiday parties, office closings, relatives visiting all lead to one thing-a dramatic increase in drunk driving arrests in the Bay area.  The past few months, we’ve already witnessed a rash of wrong-way crashes on the Howard Franklin Bridge.  Most recently, a 78-year-old man was arrested for DUI after driving the wrong way on McMullen Booth

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Car Accidents Involving Ride Sharing Companies Uber and Lyft Can Be Tricky

Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are so popular with Floridians, they are outpacing traditional transportation companies like taxis and car services.  Part of their popularity is their ubiquity.  They’re relatively quick and cheap.  But there’s one hitch.  Who pays when an Uber or Lyft vehicle is involved in a car accident? In May 2017, Florida

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Bayshore Boulevard Deaths a Tragedy. But Who or What is to Blame?

Bayshore Boulevard is a scenic thoroughfare for tourists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and anyone who wants a beautiful glimpse of the bay and Tampa’s skyline.  Now, it will also be known as the scene where a young mother and her toddler were mowed down by a vehicle racing another car on the boulevard. If you read the

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