Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tips and Techniques for Driving in the Rain

Driving in heavy rain can be extremely dangerous. Rain is blamed for thousands of accidents a year. However, many of these accidents are avoidable. When the road is wet it causes the tires to loose traction, this can lead to skidding off the road and a longer break time. In addition, the rain severely reduces driver visibility. Here are some tips that will help keep you, and those who share the road with you, from becoming another rainy-day accident statistic.

Engine oil and grease accumulate in the roads over time making it extremely slippery when in contact with water and can cause skidding. That’s way you should take extreme precaution on the road when it starts to rain by giving yourself enough room between you and the car in front of you for breaking. Another way to avoid skidding when breaking is to slow down! By reducing your speed the car will need less time to come to a full stop. Another way to practice safe driving in the rain is to turn on your headlights. In Florida by law drivers must turn on their headlights in rain, this allows other drivers to see your headlights and tail lights through the grey skies and pouring rain. It is also important to use your turn signals, while this is important in everyday driving, it is extra important to use them driving in the rain. This is so other drivers know your intentions and brake earlier and with less force than normally and reduce skidding. Taking a few precautions and using wet-weather driving techniques will keep you from ending up sopping wet on the shoulder of the freeway, waiting for a tow truck. Or worse.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Another boating death on Biscayne Bay

It’s as if it is almost becoming a “thing” for the city of Miami, another holiday weekend bringing another boating death, which makes seven so far in 2014. On Columbus Day weekend, a young woman was killed when one boat collided with another. The fatal crash occurred around 10 p.m. on Saturday when two boats collided about three and a half miles southwest of Biscayne Channel. Is reported that, a 63-foot Sea Ray yacht struck a 27-foot fishing boat. Flipping over the smaller vessel and dumping its three passengers into the water. 

The impact killed 29-year-old Maria Del Valle while leaving the other two injured. No one on the yacht was hurt. The deadly accident occurred even with the increased of safety measures from previous water accidents. Just as recent as July 4th there was a three-boat collision that killed four young locals, as well as, the tragic accident that involved one of Miami’s most notorious DJ Laz, when a 23-year-old security guard was sucked into the propellers of a speed boat that was driven by DJ Laz at the time. These events encouraged authorities to launch a special task force to crack down on drunken and dangerous boating, It's uncertain if alcohol played a role in Saturday's accident.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Republican Representative Ralph Hall Hospitalized After Car Accident

The oldest member of congress, Ralph Hall, was airlifted to a Texas Hospital this
past Saturday after sustaining injuries from a car accident he was involved in. Ed
Valentine spoke on Hall’s behalf and said that the accident occurred after a car
turned in front of Halls vehicle causing the collision. As a result, Hall suffered a hip
injury and minors cuts and bruises. Valentine also mentioned that Hall was
conscious and joking with paramedics. The 91- year-old congressman is expected
to have a full recovery, Doctors said.

Hall has served 17 terms in congress and is scheduled to leave office in May after
losing to U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe in the primary runoff election. When asked
what he would do after his defeat, Hall told Fox News he might "go work at Wal-
Mart. I have to have a job."

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Slip and Falls

According to the National Safety Council, around 8.9 million visits to the emergency room are the result of a slip and fall accident. Those who are 55 and older are more prone to being victims of a slip and fall accident, resulting in more serious, life-threatening injuries. Of course, falling can happen to anyone no matter what age, so it’s important to be aware of the most common locations falls take place and to remember certain preventative tips that could help avoid a slip and fall accident. Many falls occur in doorways, ramps, cluttered hallways, uneven surfaces, areas prone to wetness and spills, areas with heavy traffic, stairs and ladders. Being aware of this information could help you prepare you if you happen to come across a situation where you need to walk through a cluttered hallway or an uneven surface. Being hyperaware of your surroundings and where you’re going will go a long way when it comes to slip and fall prevention. Other helpful tips like securing cords out of traffic areas, removing tripping hazards, checking walkways regularly for damage and cleaning up spills immediately are also very important if you want to avoid a slip and fall accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in  Florida 

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