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October 2019 Archives

NHTSA reports on 2018 traffic fatalities

Florida drivers may be safer on the roads than in some previous years, but pedestrians may be at a greater risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018, fatalities from motor vehicle accidents dropped for the second year in a row, and estimates from the first half of 2019 show the trend is continuing.

Some types of distracted driving are more dangerous

Distracted driving poses a significant threat to safety on the Florida roadways. A growing number of serious car accidents are linked to drivers paying attention to their mobile phones, tablets or other devices while operating a vehicle. One study released for Teen Driver Safety Week draws particular attention to the prevalence of teen distracted drivers. Teens are more likely to drive while distracted than people in any other demographic, and they are also already more likely to get in car accidents due to their inexperience behind the wheel. In order for teens to become better drivers, they need experience and practice. However, part of that experience is learning to be safe behind the wheel.

Premises liability coverage for airport owners

There are various types of liability insurance: general, public, premises, and owner, landlord and tenant liability. Whatever they go with, airport owners and operators in Florida, not to mention those who lease portions of an airport out, must make sure they carry this coverage. The differences are slight, and the additional coverage may not cost much, assuming one does not take out a separate policy, but a given agreement may come with a number of confusing terms.

Did you lose a loved one in a Florida collision?

If you are taking care of a loved one who has a terminal illness, you both understand that there is no cure for the disease and that the time you have together is limited. While it is definitely never easy to experience the death of a beloved family member, in situations like this, a family has some time to prepare.

How overall workplace quality determines worker health and safety

There are a number of factors that influence workers' health and safety in Florida and across the U.S., including scheduling, pay and the type of contract. Many studies have taken these factors individually, but none has analyzed them all together. A study from the University of Washington, though, has striven to correct the simplistic view of worker health that has come about.

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