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National Ride To Work Day, June 11, 2024

A car does not need to be your go-to means of transportation for the daily commute to work. Two national events remind us each year of alternative ways to accomplish daily commutes or errands around…

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Florida Pedestrian Laws: Making Streets Safer

If you’re wondering why we put together a comprehensive explanation of Florida pedestrian laws, there are 10,281 reasons. There were 10,281 pedestrian accidents in the Sunshine State with 782 deaths and 8,125 people suffering injuries.…

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April Showers, May Accidents: Tips for Safe Driving in Rainy Season

Tampa may not receive as much rainfall as other parts of the state, but it still experiences wet weather. The rainy season in Hillsborough County starts in May and continues through early October. Precipitation doesn’t…

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distracted driving

Stay Focused and Save Lives During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Tampa is 14th on a list of the top cities in America with the most fatal accidents involving distracted motorists. Distracted driving causes 53,596 crashes on Florida roads that leave 268 people dead and cause…

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How To Stay Safe While On A Ladder

Look around, and chances are you’ll see a ladder. They are everywhere, from construction sites to a closet or garage in the average home. If you don’t own one, you’ll probably buy one as soon…

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car seat

The Death Seat: Is There A Seat To Avoid In A Car?

According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, forward collision warning and automatic braking systems developed by automotive engineers reduced rear-end collisions by 50%. As much as these and other crash-avoidance technologies…

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traumatic brain injury

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, affect how the brain functions. According to the most recently available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs claimed the lives of 69,000 people in 2021, with…

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Child Safety: Risks & Tips With Holiday Toys

If you want to remain popular with the children on your holiday gift, you’ll shop for toys. The challenge is finding toys kids want while avoiding anything that could hurt them. It’s not as easy…

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Safety Tips and Precautions To Take During The Holiday Hustle

The holiday season should be a time to create memories of visits with family and friends and enjoying the brightly colored lights and decorations at stores and homes. No one wants their holiday festivities ruined…

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holiday travel

Traveling Abroad This Holiday Season? Here’s What You Need To Know

The holiday season is in full swing, and for millions of people that means traveling abroad. Wherever your travel plans take you, remember that accidents and mishaps in another country create additional challenges you need…

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seat belts

National Seat Belt Day – How Important Are Seat Belts In An Accident?

“Seat belts save lives” is more than merely a catchy slogan. When properly used, they the risk of death and serious injuries in a car crash by 50%. You might think that saving lives and…

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cooking safety

Thanksgiving Disaster Prevention: Holiday Cooking Safety Tips 

A Thanksgiving Day photo usually shows a dining room table set with food awaiting the arrival of holiday guests. It’s easy to forget about the kitchen, where hours of preparation and cooking go into creating…

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post-accident trauma mental health

Can Post-Accident Trauma Affect Your Mental Health?

Broken bones, head injuries, lacerations, and other physical injuries are what typically come to mind when you hear about someone being injured in a car accident. Less frequently considered is the effect of a car…

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self-driving cars

What We Now Know About Self-Driving Cars

Imagine reading a book while a self-driving car effortlessly navigates busy Tampa streets—it's closer to reality than you'd imagine. Tesla, Google, and Uber are only a few corporations heavily invested in and committed to developing…

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Tampa Bay

Hillsborough County and the city of Tampa are set to receive federal grants totaling $39.7 million to make their streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. The accident statistics from a year ago explain why safety…

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