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Governor Scott Vetoed Law Allowing Increased Highway Speed Limits

June 07, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed Florida Senate Bill 392 (2014).  Click here to review the governor’s veto letter.  Had this bill become law it would have allowed the speed limit on certain highways in Florida to be increased to 75 mph, making auto accidents more likely to occur on Florida highways.  This veto keeps Florida […]

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Florida Senate and House Unanimously Pass Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act

May 12, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

The Florida Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, which is awaiting the governor’s signature. The Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act would, among other things, increase the mandatory minimum prison sentence for a driver leaving the scene of a car accident involving injury or death of a cyclist or pedestrian. […]

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Law Allowing Increased Highway Speed Limit on Governor Scott’s Desk

May 07, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

Last week the Florida House of Representatives adopted and passed Florida Senate Bill 392 (2014).  This bill, if signed into law by Governor Scott, would allow the speed limit on certain highways in Florida to be increased to 75 mph.  Florida would join a small group of states with speed limits in excess of 70 mph.  It is […]

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Florida Senate Passes Bill to Allow Increased Highway Speed Limits

April 26, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

This week the Florida Senate passed Senate Bill 392 (2014).  If passed into law, this bill would allow speed limits on certain Florida highways to be increased to 75 mph.  Click here to review Senate Bill 392.  A similar bill, Florida House Bill 761 (2014), is being considered by the Florida House of Representatives.  Click here to review […]

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Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow

March 23, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow is the Florida Department of Transportation‘s pedestrian and cyclist safety awareness initiative.   The initiative’s website provides access to Florida laws and safety tips for pedestrians and cyclists. There are countless bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents each year. Awareness and education of motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists should help prevent and reduce the incidence […]

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State Lawmakers Pushing to Ban Texting While Driving

March 11, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

State lawmakers around the country are fighting for stronger legislation to ban texting while driving.  For example, the Utah Senate and the South Dakota Senate recently passed bills banning texting while driving.  Many other states have passed similar measures.  However, enforcement of these laws varies state to state.  Florida’s law banning texting while driving may only be enforced […]

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