Sea Fog Dangers – Legal Requirements for Drivers

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Public Service Announcement – When warm, moist air flows across cool coastal Gulf waters, the result can be dense sea fog that blankets the land near the coast. Fog can be deadly because it reduces visibility and puts a film of condensation on the roads, which increases stopping distance. Under Florida law, when drivers encounter fog they are required to turn on their headlights and reduce their speed as necessary to avoid running into things. Driving with four-way flashers on is illegal. Additionally, the use of high beam headlights actually decreases visibility and is illegal within 500 feet of oncoming…

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Carbon Monoxide Kills – Get a Detector

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This year for Christmas, give your loved ones the gift of safety – a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is scentless, colorless, and tasteless, but it’s extremely deadly. Carbon monoxide is created any time you burn a fuel, like gasoline, natural gas, wood, oil, propane, or charcoal. When the carbon monoxide can’t dissipate because the burning is happening inside a house or garage, the result can be deadly. Hundreds of people die and tens of thousands are hospitalized due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning each year. If you’re exposed to a toxic level of carbon monoxide, you probably won’t realize it…

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Palm Harbor US 19 Fatality

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December 10, 2016 – Jason Miller was killed in in a head-on crash that occurred on US 19. A vehicle driven by Terrell Salerno reportedly crossed the median into the path of Miller’s vehicle. Florida Statute 316.081 states that “a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows: (a) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement; (b) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway; provided any person so doing shall yield the right-of-way to all…

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