July 30, 2009

Florida Drivers Who Cause Multiple Car Accidents Must Retake Tests

As Florida Attorneys representing victims of car accidents who suffer personal injuries in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, we applaud the Florida Legislature for enacting a new law which mandates that any driver who is convicted of three car accident related moving violations over a three-year time frame will have to pass a driving test, just like when they first received their license.

The new law will take into consideration all car accidents and tickets issued since January of 2009, as prior car accidents will not be counted. Regardless, AAA believes the change necessary.

Although public perception is that elderly drivers are the most likely to cause car accidents, according to the State of Florida, those most likely to be affected by the new law are white men, younger than 40, in and around major cities. Not surprisingly, Miami and Broward Counties are both in the top five counties with the greatest number of dangerous drivers.

We too hope that this new law will act as a strong deterrent to prevent future car accidents throughout Florida.

July 29, 2009

Florida Highway Patrol Cracks Down To Prevent Car Accidents

As Florida Lawyers representing victims who suffer personal injuries from car accidents, in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm each, we are certainly glad to hear that the Florida Highway Patrol is stepping up its efforts to stop aggressive drivers.

This week the Florida Highway Patrol is increasing the number of troopers along the Turnpike and Interstates hoping to reduce car accidents by stopping aggressive drivers. The Highway Patrol intends on giving tickets to those who quickly switches lanes without warning, tailgate, runs red lights, or anything else they determine to be dangerous driving, including motorists who ignore Florida's "Move Over Law."

We are glad to hear that, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, this is the first in a series of enforcement efforts which will focus on special violations.