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February 2017 Archives

Ridesharing bill advances in committee in Florida House

With a vote of 21 to 1, a bill in the Florida House that would create regulations in the state for ridesharing companies has advanced out of its last committee. House Bill 221, which was sponsored by Republicans Chris Sprowls and Jamie Grant, would require several regulations to be complied with for ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft. Some of these requirements are:

Poor road conditions lead to deaths and injuries

Injury accidents and wrongful deaths are always heartbreaking, but they are all the more so when they could have been avoided. A recent accident in Flagler County has destroyed lives, leaving several individuals dead and several more wounded — and it all might have been avoided if the responsible party had placed a stop light at a particularly dangerous intersection. Now that there is public outcry, the authorities are pledging to place a stoplight at the intersection, which will hopefully prevent further injuries and deaths, but that does nothing to comfort or help those who suffered in the accident.

Motorcycle safety tips

Motorcycles provide a way for many people to experience the open road without being cooped up in a car or a truck. These vehicles are fuel efficient and a lot of fun. However, the motorcyclist is 30 times more likely to die in a wreck than those who are in a car or truck. Here are some safety tips for motorcyclists -- both novice and experienced -- that can help them return home safe and sound.

Arrested as a tourist in South Daytona, Florida

Imagine you were on vacation in South Daytona, Florida. You and your spouse are having a great time enjoying dinner and drinks at a terrific restaurant, with plans to enjoy the sunset on the beach later on. After leaving the restaurant a short while later, though, you are pulled over for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.

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