According to a new study, taking a supplemental drivers' education program that includes a trip to a hospital could help teens in Florida better understand the consequences of risky driving. However, the study, which was conducted by researchers at Baylor University, was unable to determine if the program caused teens to adopt safer driving habits.
The intersection of Pine Log Road and Carthage Road in Robeson County is the spot of many serious traffic collisions, including the death of a young college student in 2011. After the fatal incident, the N.C. Department of Transportation investigated the incident and installed a few road signs warning drivers about the intersection. Unfortunately, accidents at the spot did not stop. Rural roads like these in Florida and other states are considered particularly dangerous.
The Florida Highway Patrol recently released hit-and-run statistics for last year, and the news isn't great for Florida drivers. In 2017, there were more than 98,000 hit and run crashes in the state. The FHP Patrol worked about 24,000 of them, according to News Channel 7.
There are several types of dangerous drivers rolling down the streets of Ocala. Distracted drivers and speeding drivers cause many car accidents, but perhaps no one is more dangerous and more likely to cause a crash resulting in serious injuries than the drunken driver.