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Archive: Distracted Drivers

Smoking While Driving: Causes Distracted Driving Accidents in Clearwater, FL

“Distracted driving is any activity that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off your primary task of driving safely,” says Doug Smith, senior vice president of personal lines at Erie Insurance. Cigarette…


The Many Types of Technology that can Cause Distracted Driving

Distracted driver lawyers in Clearwater

Since the advent of cellular phones, GPS navigation systems, and other portable electronic devices, automobile accidents resulting from distracted driving have been on the rise. Florida, unfortunately, is no exception, according to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Highway…


Texting While Driving Put to the Test

At Dolman Law Group, we have seen a substantial increase in accidents caused by distracted driving. With the proliferation of the use of smartphones over the past ten years, texting and driving has become a commonplace and acceptable behavior by…


St. Petersburg Distracted Driving – When The Distraction Is NOT Your Smartphone

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that as of April 30, 2016, there were 122,399 auto collisions in the state of Florida involving 79,467 injuries and 852 fatalities.  In Pinellas County alone there were 5,836 accidents[1]…


Clearwater Technology Distracts Drivers

April was Distracted Driver Awareness Month and it is even more important now than ever to understand how technology affects drivers. Kelley Blue Book, a vehicle valuation and information source that is trusted and relied upon by both consumers and…


Google and Self Driving Cars

With technology increasingly becoming more and more invested in the daily lives of our world, Google is seen as one of the pillars of innovation. Lately, there has been speculation about a recent advancement in motor vehicles as Google has…


Distracted Drivers: Is the Confederate Flag Distracting?

Confederate Flag & Distracted Driving in FL

Recently, the Confederate Flag has received some backlash because of the South Carolina massacre of 9 black churchgoers in the beginning of the summer. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) banned the flag to be flown at the capitol grounds…


Use of Tobacco Products In Motor Vehicles

Florida Auto Accident Lawyer Explains How Smoking & Driving Leads to Distracted Driving Wrecks

You may have heard of a proposed law prohibiting a person from smoking a tobacco products in a motor vehicle in which a child under 13 years of age is present, providing penalties for violating said rule. This bill would…


Safe Phone Zones Are Expected to Reduce Deaths and Injuries Due to Distracted Driving

Distracted driving related accidents in Florida have increased of 25% since 2012 despite the initiation of the “Just Put It Down” campaign that same year. Distracted driving includes any mental or physical activity that diverts a driver’s attention from safely…


Distracted Driving Puts Everyone at Risk

Motor vehicle accidents may occur due to many different types of driver negligence, including drunk driving, violating traffic laws, aggressive driving behaviors, and much more. One negligent act of which almost every driver in the United States has been guilty…