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October 2018 Archives

Avoiding drunk and reckless drivers on Halloween

Florida residents who will be partying on Halloween or sending their children off to trick-or-treat should know of the real dangers that arise during that night, especially those posed by drunk and reckless drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that most people are killed in drunk-driving crashes between 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 and 6 a.m. on Nov. 1.

Distracted driving endangers every person on Florida’s roads

Distractions are an everyday occurrence and point of concern for anyone behind the wheel or on the road. While driving under the influence still tops the list of contributing factors to car accidents, distracted driving is another point of serious concern for travelers, commuters and passengers in Florida.

Worker fatigue makes dangerous jobs even more dangerous

On-the-job fatigue can be a problem for workers in West Palm Beach in many different jobs. Being tired at work can be a safety risk in any industry, but it is especially dangerous for workers in jobs that are dangerous to begin with. A new report from the National Safety Council finds that 69 percent of workers feel tired at work, but employers, rather than workers, may have a better understanding of the impact fatigue can have.

Drivers may not be ready for semi-autonomous cars

The odds of a person dying in a car crash are lower than their odds of dying from obesity. However, there are still 1.3 million car accident deaths annually throughout the world. Furthermore, drivers in Florida and elsewhere are still unaware that advanced safety features are limited in what they can do. Research has indicated that it might not be a good idea to allow humans to operate semi-autonomous vehicles.