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Teen driving statistics for Teen Driver Safety Week

Teen Driver Safety Week in Florida and across the country aims to spread information about safe driving habits for young drivers. The results of new research on teen driving have been released, and they show that the presence of at least one adult passenger in a vehicle driven by a teen could decrease accident risk.

Is fatigue leading to an increase in truck accidents?

Truck drivers have critical roles in the economy, and they often work under a significant amount of pressure to deliver loads as quickly as possible. As a result, many truck drivers are tired and driving while fatigued. No matter how experienced or knowledgeable a trucker may be, a fatigued driver is a dangerous driver.

Malpractice insurance rates for doctors remain flat

Medical malpractice insurance rates for doctors in Florida and across the country have remained flat for nearly a decade. They continue to remain at that same flat level, despite the fact that the insurance sector has experienced losses for two years. Despite the fact that malpractice insurance rates have remained flat, patients continue to experience surgical errors, medical mistakes and other serious problems as a result of doctor or hospital negligence. There are a number of reasons why the insurance industry has not raised its rates despite significant payouts.

OSHA to enforce trenching rules

OHSA says that it will focus more on enforcing regulations related to trenching and excavation. This is according to a recent update to its National Emphasis Program (NEP). Between 2011 and 2016, 130 workers died while doing this type of work. Of those deaths, 80 percent came from workers in the private sector. Almost half of those deaths occurred between 2015 and 2016 alone, according to OSHA. Florida employers and others will receive guidance from OSHA in complying with the standard.

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