Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Distracted Driving Awareness

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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New Car Technologies: Seductive but Hidden Dangers

There are clear and present dangers to distracted driving; it multiplies the risk of car crashes and personal injuries and wrongful deaths. This stems from reduced perception and longer reaction times. It bears repeating that, contrary to what drivers might assume, research has shown that hands-free mobile device use is truly not safer than hand-held, […]

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