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Sunrise Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Sunrise Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer By many measures, distracted driving has surpassed speeding and drinking and driving as the leading cause of car accidents in America. Distracted driving is responsible for 3,000 deaths annually and a quarter of all crashes on the road. Taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles… Read More »

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Other Than Distracted Driving, Why Are There So Many Truck Crashes On Our Roads?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Every year there are thousands of truck accidents across this nation, and the state of Florida has its fair share. Unfortunately, there are many truck crashes in South Florida that could have been prevented. Sometimes, the truck driver is at fault, and other times the trucking company or another party involved with the maintenance… Read More »

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Why All Drivers Need to Put an End to Distracted Driving in Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Although driving is an activity to get from Point A to Point B, driving can also be the most dangerous thing you do every day. Because a car accident can occur without warning, it is critical that all drivers are focused on the road and task at hand in order to reduce their chances… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Pledge to Drive Distraction Free

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Because distracted driving continues to be a problem in Florida and is really an epidemic affecting our nation, the National Safety Council wants to bring attention to this problem for the entire month, as April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Unfortunately, this national safety issue is threatening all drivers and passengers on the road…. Read More »

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Why Hands-Free Devices Won’t Solve Florida’s Distracted Driving Problem

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

It has become almost second nature now days for cell phone users to check emails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with a touch of a button. In fact, most people check their cell phones about 150 times a day, according to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’s annual Internet Trends report. What does this… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Leads To South Florida Car Accidents

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

What do you do when the phone rings or someone sends you a text message and you are driving? Most people answer the phone or text back, thus engaging in distracted driving behaviors. What most people don’t realize is that distracted driving is a leading cause of crashes and is blamed for thousands of… Read More »

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Cab Drivers in Florida May Be Driving Distracted and Putting Passengers at Risk

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Because texting and driving is a nationwide epidemic, you have probably heard about the dangers associated with using your phone behind the wheel. As a result, you have chosen to drive call phone free so that you can keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and mind focused on driving. By… Read More »

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What Is The Current Law In Florida Concerning Cell Phone Use While Driving?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: Currently (as of December 2009), Florida law does not prohibit the use of cell phones while driving, although one city in Broward County prohibits text messaging while driving. Next year, however, the Florida Senate will be asked to ban the use of all hand-held cell phones for drivers on the roadway. With more… Read More »

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What Causes Teenage Driving Accidents?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Being the parent of a teenage driver, or a teen who will soon learn to drive can lead to a lot of worrying. No parent wants to get the call that their teen has been in an accident. People often wonder about the causes of teenage driving accidents, and what can be done to… Read More »

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National Sleep Awareness Month: How to Avoid Drowsy Driving

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Skilled Lawyer Serving Florida Victims of Drowsy Driving March has been named the National Sleep Awareness Month not only to bring awareness about how important adequate sleep is each night, but also to decrease the number of accidents due to poor sleep habits. In March, Daylight Savings Time happens, which means clocks spring forward,… Read More »

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