Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Distracted Driving Awareness

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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Florida’s New Law Banning Texting Goes Into Effect October 1st

On October 1, 2013, Florida Statute 316.305, the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law,” goes into effect, making Florida the 41st state to ban texting while driving. The law bans texting, instant messaging (tweeting) and emailing while driving. It does not ban talking on the phone while driving. A violation is  a secondary offense – […]

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“Youth Explosion” Event a Success

Attorney Wayne Hogan was pleased to, again this year, support the efforts of Pastor Torin Dailey and the First Baptist Church of Oakland’s annual back to school, “Youth Explosion” event. In a short time, the event has grown from a community park to the Jacksonville Fair Grounds with more than 15,000 attendees and 65 corporate […]

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A Text or Call To A Driver Who Causes an Accident Can Mean Liability. For the Driver? Yes; but also the Texter/Caller

We have informing high school students and civic and business groups public that there is liability for personal injuries and wrongful deaths for a person who drives distracted and causes an accident. Part of the focus has been the epidemic of mobile device use while driving, and perhaps the most dangerous part of that is […]

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Red Lights, Cameras and Dangerous Jacksonville Intersections

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO)’s Red Light Enforcement Program called “Respect the Red” came from JSO traffic studies to identify the Jacksonville intersections that would benefit most from red light cameras.  What’s the frequency of Jacksonville drivers running red lights, even with all the publicity about red light cameras?  In the first 3 months at […]

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Hogan Brings Distracted Driving Message to Northside

  “One text or call can wreck it all,” was the message Wayne Hogan conveyed to the Neighborhood Team Community Action organization on Monday night. Evelyn Coney, founder, invited him to give his Distracted Driving Presentation for the Workforce at its Gateway Mall meeting. Hogan discussed the dangers, consequences and science behind distracted driving. Despite […]

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Digital Billboards: Rotating Near You?

As cell phones and other digital devices exploded distracted driving into a national epidemic, we got busy and went to high schools and to non-profits and to company employers and employees to alert them about the dangers of distracted driving. Students are being educated and employers are adopting policies. Progress is being made. People are […]

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