Millennials Admit to Poor Driving Habits

Millennials are often characterized as tech-savvy multitaskers who want instant gratification. Those traits translate directly to their driving—in a bad way—according to a new AAA study. They are the top offenders of all age groups in texting, running red lights, and speeding when behind the wheel.   Eighty-eight percent of the 2,511 licensed drivers surveyed admitted to doing these bad …

Six-Car Crash Kills One in Miami Gardens

A recent major car wreck involving six vehicles put eight people in the hospital and left one driver dead at the scene. The crash, which was reported around 6:30 p.m. on the night of February 16, happened on Northwest 37th Avenue near the intersection with Northwest 194th Street. News coverage from the scene the morning after showed that in addition …

The Five Most Dangerous Intersections in the Miami-Dade Area

A Slate report in 2013 judged Miami to have the worst drivers in the nation. More recent national statistics for pedestrians said that Miami-Dade was the nation’s fifth most dangerous metropolis with fatalities at a ten-year high. Miami-Dade also ranked number seven for traffic congestion, making commuting frustrating as well as hazardous. Red-light running is a huge problem, with American …

Reckless ATV and Dirt Bike Riders Threaten Safety

The mega dirt-bike and ATV highway joyride “Wheels Up, Guns Down” is celebrated to bring fractious communities together, but the event tragically claimed lives again this year. Video footage shows these MLK-weekend riders seemingly overjoyed, popping wheelies and weaving through traffic in Miami Dade and Hialeah Counties, causing a wild spectacle and chaos on the roads. A Weekend of Many …

Accident Totals Quadriplegic Woman’s Van Beyond Insurance Payout

A Florida woman who relied on a customized minivan to help her drive despite her quadriplegia is seeking help replacing the vehicle that was deemed irreparable after she was rear-ended at an intersection. Although insurance offered her $25,000, that total falls two-thirds short of what she needs to replace her specially modified model, which allows her to board with a …

Street Racing Suspected in Fatal Thanksgiving Crash

A horrific crash on Thanksgiving Day that killed a father and his daughter and put a mother in the hospital in critical condition may have been the result of a street race gone bad. Police are still investigating the November 24 crash, which happened on NW North River Drive in Miami. A fourth individual, the driver of the second car …

Exploding Washing Machines Force Recall

Our home appliances do a lot of things. Without them, we’d have a much harder time brewing coffee, heating up leftovers, washing the dishes, and doing the laundry. We rely on our coffee makers, microwave ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, and many other devices to make each day better and more productive. With all the things appliances do for …

Officers Hurt in Hit-and-Run Accidents

Two police officers were tragically hurt in separate hit-and-run car accidents last month. Both were outside of their vehicles when a driver hit them and then sped off. Hit-and-run accidents are always tragic, but in this case, the officers were injured in the line of duty while trying to help others.   Police Officer Injured in Florida In Polk County, south of …

Rideshare Companies Complicating Car Accident Liability

Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular. In some cities, they’re even overtaking taxis. Since you can hire a vehicle to pick you up by using a cell phone app, ridesharing is now prevalent throughout the country, including here in Florida. Unlike traditional taxi companies, the drivers do not actually work for Uber or Lyft. They …