If you're hiring a nanny, you may need her (or him, but we'll assume it's a woman for purposes of this discussion) to drive the kids to and from school, extracurricular activities and/or play dates. It's essential to do a little research and see firsthand how safely she drives -- particularly with little ones in the car.
Distracted driving is a problem on our roads all year long. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1,100 people suffer injuries each day in this country by distracted drivers. However, April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Therefore, this seems like a good time to discuss how you can spot a distracted driver.
Statistics previously published as part of The Hurt Report shows that 96 percent of motorcycle accidents result in an injury. Only 45 percent result in minor ones. This means that 51 percent of them leave motorcyclists seriously hurt. There's a wide range of injuries that motorcyclists can suffer in Florida.
A 31-year-old Pinellas Park man is lucky to be alive after he was critically wounded on Jan. 16 in a hit-and-run motorcycle crash at around 10:30 p.m. along Park Boulevard.
A 15-year-old New Port Richey student was stuck by a teacher's car just before 7 a.m. on Jan. 9, shortly after arriving to attend classes at Gulf High School.
A little more than a month has passed since seven individuals, who'd all been waiting at a north Tampa school bus stop one morning in November, were crashed into by a motorist. As many of them continue to recover from their injuries, residents of the neighborhood where the incident occurred have begun petitioning city officials to do more to make area roadways and bus stops safer for all.
Thanksgiving only comes once a year, so many people take advantage of the chance to catch up with their loved ones. Large family gatherings take place all across the country. That means that many Americans have to be on the road at least part of the Thanksgiving weekend.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, a motorist who lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 75 ended up causing a chain-reaction crash. It resulted in a tractor-trailer falling on top of a Tampa-area man's vehicle around 4 p.m. that day. He was killed when that happened.
Crashes at intersections are quite common. In fact, according to the United States Department of Transportation, as many as 43 percent of all accidents may occur at them. Between crossing through them or turning right or left, there are many opportunities for motorists to crash into one another.
An early morning rush hour crash left a moped operator fighting for his life on Thursday, July 26. The incident occurred in St. Petersburg, right off Interstate 275's Fifth Avenue North exit just before 7:48 a.m.