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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2015 – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is taking its pedestrian safety information campaign to high schools across the state as part of an effort to reduce accidents. About 27 percent of all Florida roadway deaths involve pedestrians and bicyclists. Students are among the most vulnerable, as they often walk or bike to school. “Unfortunately, Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian traffic fatalities in the country,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. “Pedestrians and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 19, 2013 – A change to Florida’s rules for traffic signals allowed cities and counties to shorten yellow lights, reaping millions of dollars in fines. In a recent report, Noah Pransky of Tampa television station WTSP covered the 2011 rule change by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which reduced allowable minimum intervals for yellow lights below the federal government’s recommended minimums. State and local traffic engineers then worked together to shorten yellow lights at intersections with red light cameras, the report said. “Transportation authorities need to find ways to reduce accidents and enforce […]


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