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What Is Mentally Distracted Driving?

Stop Distracted Driving

If you asked a dozen people to describe distracted driving, you’d probably hear things like this:

“It’s when people are driving while using their phones or doing other stuff like that.”

“Distracted driving is when you hit someone because you were looking away from the road because something else caught your attention.”

“Doing a bunch of things when you’re supposed to be paying attention to the road.”

These are all accurate descriptions, but they don’t paint the whole picture, and most of them focus on distraction as a physical thing.…

Florida Dram Shop Laws: When Are Bars Liable for Patrons’ Actions?

 

Florida Dram Shop Laws: When Are Bars Liable for Patrons’ Actions?

When an intoxicated bar patron drives their car and crashes, are they solely to blame for the accident? From a legal perspective, the answer is “not necessarily.”

Most states have some version of a statute that places liability on bars and other commercial establishments that sell alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption if they over-serve a patron under certain circumstances.…

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

Here’s a fact that’s more terrifying than any horror movie or haunted house: Halloween is one of the most deadly days of the year for pedestrians.

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that there are an average of 30 pedestrian deaths every Halloween, making October 31st the third most dangerous day of the year for pedestrians, behind only December 23rd and January 1st.…