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Practice Areas: Distracted Driving Awareness

Distracted Driving Deaths Down, Still Much Work to Do

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the latest numbers from the National Highway Transportation Administration are in: in 2013, 3,154 people died and 424,000 were injured in car crashes nationwide involving distracted driving. This represents a 6.7% decrease in the fatalities from 2012. That’s good news, and a lot of people and organizations have […]

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New Technology Can Wreck Your Car and Your Life

The latest in-dash technology makes it easy for drivers to make hands-free calls, dictate text messages, access the internet and many other functions. While some say that’s convenience, the National Safety Council (NSC) is very concerned. David Teater, senior director at NSC said “The auto industry and the consumer electronics industry are really in an […]

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End Distracted Driving

This year at the American Association for Justice 2015 Winter Convention, the Injury Board is raising awareness and recruiting new speakers for the “Safe Driving Policy” in conjunction with Joel Feldman and End Distracted Driving (EndDD). Pennsylvania trial lawyer, Joel Feldman, and his wife, Dianne, established EndDD aimed at changing driving habits to honor the […]

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New AAA Study confirms Hands-Free Calling is Just as Dangerous as Hand-Held Phone Calls and Texts

Two new AAA studies again prove that voice-only command systems (hands-free), whether in the smart phone or the car itself, cause drivers to be distracted. The studies’ author, Professor David Strayer of the University of Utah, has conducted previous research on distracted driving. These studies focused on how distracted drivers get using voice commands. The […]

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Sadly, Adults Do Most Distracted Driving

Many teens use phones when they drive, but millions more adults are behind the wheel on America’s roadways, and a recent Harris poll found that high numbers of adults text and phone and drive despite knowing the danger. Dangers are known More than 90 percent of adults surveyed said they believed sending and reading texts […]

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Distracted Driving Is Not for April Fools

Yes, it’s April 1st, but distracted driving is nothing to fool around about. This is the first day of Distracted Driving Awareness month. Our goal at Terrell Hogan is to educate the driving public on the life-threatening dangers. For over 40 years I have been committed to helping people who have suffered personal injury, so […]

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Patacca Discusses Motorcycle Safety on First Coast Connect

Angelo Patacca was recently a guest on WJCT’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to discuss motorcycle safety for Bike Week in Daytona As a motorcyclist and Florida motorcycle accident attorney, Patacca stressed the key to staying safe on the roadways  is “see and been seen”.  He said being seen is helped by wearing “high-viz” […]

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Staying Safe on the Road

Bike Week starts this weekend. And, if history repeats itself, we expect that nearly half a million motorcyclists will descend upon Daytona during the 10 days of celebration. It is the unofficial start of the 2014 riding season. As both a motorcyclist for more than a decade and as a Florida motorcycle accident attorney, I have seen […]

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Florida Texting Law Not Effective and Needs Improvement

Although Florida finally implemented a texting while driving ban, Florida police are finding it difficult to enforce. That’s because as the law now stands, it is only a secondary offense, meaning drivers can only be ticketed if they’re pulled over for another violation first. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that they have  issued a little […]

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A Wise and Easy New Year’s Resolution – Don’t Text and Drive

At this time of year we reflect and make resolutions to improve our lives. Here’s a resolution that could do more, it could save your life and the lives of others: Resolve in 2014 that you won’t text and drive. It is free, easy, does not require exercise or diet, and it’s the law. This […]

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