Red Light Runners

Last year, the National Coalition for Safer Roads, NCSR, established an aggregate list of data on the consequences of running red lights, adding their part to a conversation about the legality and benefits of red light cameras. The following is what they showed: Between 2011-2015, 719 people died each year in red-light running crashes (NHTSA). Read More

Changing DUI Laws

Last year, Utah made national headlines when they passed into law the most stringent DUI laws in the country. As it stands right now, in order for an officer to consider a driver “under the influence,” the individual’s blood alcohol content, or BAC, must exceed the national limit of 0.08%. But Utah dropped that number Read More

Back to Zero

On Wednesday morning, the counter clock on Days Since the Last Sunrail Accident dropped back to zero. One of the northbound trains struck and killed a pedestrian in Winter Park. According to preliminary reports from the Winter Park Police Department, this particular pedestrian entered the tracks intentionally, indicating a likely suicide. Last year, with a Read More

Sunrail Expansion

Thirty six days have passed since the last reported Sunrail accident. Two more days and the previous record will be surpassed. But why are we counting the days between train accidents? Because they happen far too often. In 2017, there were eight accidents and six fatalities. In 2016, there were only three accidents, but 2015 Read More

Veggie Recalls

A recent line of vegetable recalls from a midwestern packing company has raised flags around the country, especially as big name grocers quickly pull products from their shelves. Paragon Wholesale Foods Corp recalled its 1.7 oz broccoli florets when the FDA alerted buyers of a potential for contamination with listeria organisms. And since listeria can Read More

Emergency Generators Law

Within days of the nursing home fatalities after Hurricane Irma, Governor Scott issued the following emergency action: Pursuant to the emergency action, within the next 60 days, all assisted living facilities (ALFs) and nursing homes must obtain ample resources, including a generator and the appropriate amount of fuel, to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures Read More

The Door in the Ford

Since 2015, while Ford has appeared to be in the boon of the 21st Century auto market, a few small, but serious issues have been plaguing their greater success. One such issue is known as the faulty door latch, primarily impacting Ford trucks and costing the company more than a quarter of a million dollars Read More

Tire Negligence

In September 2016, a South Carolina charter bus carrying a local football team collided with a bridge median after the front tire blew. The side wall of the bus was nearly all ripped off, leading to four deaths and dozens of injuries. Back in August of this year, the insurance company in charge of the Read More

Nursing Home Losses

Early this week, two more people were identified as fatalities from the Hollywood nursing home that drew headlines after Hurricane Irma. That brings the total loss of life to fourteen. For those who may have missed it, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power and air conditioning during the storm, but did not make Read More

Puerto Rico Aid

Over the last month alone, Americans have been tossed in a thousand directions of outrage and heartache. Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane recovery. Hurricane Irma. More hurricane recovery. A feud over patriotic expression. A feud over Puerto Rican aid. And then on Monday morning, Americans awoke to the news of a shooting that surpassed in fatalities and Read More