The number of Central Florida cyclists has risen considerably. Amid a pandemic, people are doing their best to remain positive and care for their health both emotionally and physically. To avoid feeling stir-crazy, people are seeking ways to stay active outside of the home (while still following CDC guidelines). For some, pool time […]
Keeping Kids Safe from Accidents on Halloween
Halloween is the scariest night of the year for pedestrians. Keeping pedestrians, especially kids, safe from car accidents is our priority. Here are a few safety tips for keeping kids safe from accidents on Halloween.
Is This What Your I-4 Commute Looks Like?
How is your I-4 Commute? If you use I-4 to get around Orlando, then you know it’s kind of a mess right now. However, as the picture above shows, it’s going to be really nice when it’s finished (whenever that is). The project is one of the largest ever undertaken in our area, and all […]
Safe Driving Tips for the Rainy Season
Now that the rainy season is officially here, make sure you’re being careful on the roads and stay safe. AAA says wet weather contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. Since we get a lot of rain here in Florida, during this time of year it increases your risk of being in an […]
New Texting While Driving Law
Last month Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill passed by the legislature this year to crack down on texting while driving. Starting July 1, police will be allowed to stop and ticket drivers for texting. There are a few exceptions (which might make enforcement a bit tricky) and drivers will still be able to […]
Slow Down Aggressive Drivers!
Spring is in the air and that means it’s starting to get warm in Central Florida. Get outside and enjoy it, but remember to watch out for other drivers and stay safe. Gasbuddy just released its 2019 list of the cities with the most aggressive drivers and Orlando is in the top 10. It’s not really a […]
Orlando, Still a Dangerous Place for Pedestrians
Metro Orlando has once again topped the list of the most dangerous cities in America for pedestrians. The results are based on a pedestrian danger index created by Transportation for America that calculates the number and rate of pedestrian deaths relative to the percent of people who walk in the community. The last time I […]
Update on House Bill to Ban Red-light Cameras
As reported by the Florida Sun Sentinel, after an emotional 90 minute debate on Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee voted 12-9 to send HB 4087 to the full House. The bill would repeal the law enacted just last year that allows municipalities to use red-light cameras to issue tickets to motorists for running red-lights. Some […]
Right to Privacy While Running a Red-light?
In Orlando, red-light cameras have been in use since September 2008, but some legislators want to ban the cameras completely. The program uses cameras at intersections to issue tickets to any driver that runs a red-light. Obviously, this results in additional revenue to the city, but more importantly it punishes those who run red-lights and […]
Progressive to Offer Monitors to Evaluate Drivers
Progressive is launching a program to monitor its customers’ driving habits with a tiny computer device, in exchange for possible premium discounts. Progressive will provide the customer with a device that plugs into the diagnostic port of a vehicle which will collect data about the driving habits of the customer for 30 days. The device […]
Did You Know it’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week?
The National Sleep Foundation has launched a public awareness campaign to educate drivers about how lack of sleep effects road safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a new study which demonstrates that driving while drowsy is a bigger problem than previously thought. The study showed that drowsy driving results in one in six […]
Beach Driving Proves Dangerous to Children and Families
Is beach driving worth the danger? Growing up in Orlando, a drive on the beach was a fond memory of our family trips to Daytona Beach, Florida. It was the reason you drove to Daytona. These days, however, the risk to pedestrians, especially children, is just too great to justify driving on the beach. As […]