Personal Injury News of the Week- October 7, 2016
Drowsy, Distracted, or Focused…Your Decisions Drive Your Safety.
This week is Drive Safely Work Week! It is the 20th year of this campaign, by NETS, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety. This year’s campaign, NETS really want employers to encourage their employees to think about what they normally do behind the wheel. Do you text while driving? Do you ever doze off while you drive? Have you ever driven under the influence of anything, even if you didn’t hit the legal limit? These are the questions that employers need to help their employees think about and evaluate. Read more here.
A 12-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the Pasco County clown threats. This creepy trend across the country is causing serious fear, and will not be tolerated according to police. Especially with the current climate surrounding violence in this country, these threats are not accepted.
What Does A “State Of Emergency” in Florida Actually Mean?
According to Florida Law, “A state of emergency shall be declared by executive order or proclamation of the Governor if she or he finds an emergency has occurred or that the occurrence or the threat thereof is imminent.” ” The state of emergency shall continue until the Governor finds that the threat or danger has been dealt with to the extent that the emergency conditions no longer exist and she or he terminates the state of emergency by executive order or proclamation, but no state of emergency may continue for longer than 60 days unless renewed by the Governor.”
But, what does this allow the Governor to do? Click here for more information.
E-Cigarette Explosion Injures a Girl at Universal Orlando Theme Park.
A 14-year-old girl sustained injuries after another rider’s e-cigarette exploded and shot a fireball at her. The girl had moderate burns to her face, arm and leg, and the man had minor injuries. This occurrence begs the question, should these e-cigarettes be allowed on theme park rides? Especially if the ride is at high-level speeds, the device might simply fall and hit someone or as in this event, might explode.
Traffic Reminder: What to do if a Traffic Signal is not Operating
This is definitely something we all learned at one point, but could have easily forgotten. This graphic is a great reminder of what different lights mean, and what you should do in case you run into one.
Treat inoperable (not flashing) traffic signals as a 4-way/all way stop. pic.twitter.com/DwO42g8qXE
— HCSO (@HCSOSheriff) October 3, 2016
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