August Accident News
Car Insurance Rates are Rising in Tampa. For more than just traffic offenders. You might be a safe, defensive driver. You might not have an tickets, citations or accidents. But those things do not keep you exempt from a possible car insurance rate spike.Recently brought to light by Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, teen car theft is becoming an epidemic And it’s going to affect our wallets. Rates are rising between 5-10 percent across the Tampa Bay Area. Read more here.
Nearby residents of the popular night clubs and bar hangouts in the SOHO area of Tampa aren’t happy. The traffic that builds up on the street at night is a hazard. People, usually intoxicated walk in the middle of the road after getting dropped off by Uber and Lyft. Residents say if there was ever an emergency, it would be too difficult to get down the road. Read more on this story here.
On Monday, the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse that you have heard all about will finally be here. But do you know what it will look like? Using this tool, you can figure it out! Remember, you have to wear your solar eclipse glasses to look at it , otherwise you could cause serious damage to your eyes.
Understanding Lane Departure Warnings
As car technology becomes more advanced, we are able to avoid car accidents more often. Lane departure warning technology has been around for a while, but do you know what it is, how it works or how to use it? Understanding this safety feature can help you avoid a dangerous traffic situation. What is it? Lane departure warning technology us meant to help you avoid crashes that are caused by drifting or departing a lane. The system can detect lane markers and will alert you when a tire touches a marker.
Propane Gas Leak Causes Explosion in Car
A gas grill exploded in a car while it was being transported. Police say there was a leak in the tank, and when the driver lit a cigarette, the tank exploded. The two people in the car sustained burns, but no serious injuries.