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EndDD Takes on Distracted Driving

October 22, 2019

EndDD Takes on Distracted Driving

It may not seem like a likely culprit, but distracted driving is one of the deadliest events that can befall a teen driver on the road today. Faster cars, greater cell phone connectivity, increased social media pressures, and just limited experience behind the wheel all play a role in the increasing levels of distraction bombarding…

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July 22, 2019

New Laws on Florida’s Books Trying to Prevent Texting & Driving Tragedies

We’ve all been driving down the road and noticed the car ahead of us swerving or slowly creeping into our lane. When you pull up next to them, how often it is we see they have their heads buried straight down in their cell phone. Statistics released from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…

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January 14, 2019

Deadly Crash on I-75: Will Sudden Medical Emergency Defense Apply?

Earlier this week, audiences across Florida watched in horror as news channels showed the fiery remains of the vehicles involved in a head-on collision on I-75, near Gainesville, FL. The recent accident involved a semi-tractor trailer suddenly veering sharply left, striking another vehicle, and then both vehicles ending up in oncoming traffic. Colliding with another…

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August 19, 2016

Hands Free Doesn’t Mean Danger Free

Clearly, having one’s mind focused on anything other than driving is going to make them distracted and increase the risk of them being in or causing an accident. Distracted driving takes lives, as is demonstrated by this video about a tragedy that took place in Florida. If you have been injured or lost a loved…

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May 23, 2016

The “Textalyzer” May Be On The Way

There may soon be a new weapon to combat the epidemic of distracted driving. And yes, it is an epidemic. Though illegal in most states, many drivers are still using their phones and texting while behind the wheel. This negligent behavior has become one of the leading causes of accidents. But, beware texters, police may…

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November 13, 2013

Proposed Bill Would Strengthen Texting While Driving Ban In Florida

It took years, but Florida finally got a law on the books that banned texting while driving. However, some critics claimed the law that took effect on October 1 first didn’t go far enough. The bill that passed made texting while driving a secondary offense. Currently law enforcement can only ticket texting offenders if they…

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October 1, 2013

Texting While Driving Ban Takes Effect in Florida Today

According to a report by WLRN, a new law has taken effect in Florida on October 1 that bans texting while driving. The original bill, SB 52, was pushed by Senator Nancy Detert for many years. Governor Rick Scott signed the bill in North Miami, deeming it law. Florida has become one of many states…

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June 19, 2013

Investigation Concludes That Distracted FHP Trooper Caused Fatal Crash

A 68-page report released by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) indicates that a FHP trooper is to blame for a February crash that seriously injured a woman and claimed the life of her unborn child. The report claims that the trooper had been using his in-car laptop just minutes before he rear-ended the vehicle the…

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April 3, 2013

FocusDriven Launch Campaign for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. FocusDriven, a non-profit advocacy agency dedicated to stop distracted driving crashes involving mobile devices, is working with Team One, a marketing and communications agency, to inform the public about the dangers of distracted driving. The campaign consists of visuals of candlelit memorials shaped in the form of popular…

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