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The Top Causes of Car Accidents in Pensacola

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  FAST FACTS: There were 395,785 car accidents in Florida in 2016. 3,176 people lost their lives in those accidents. 5,223 of those accidents were alcohol-related.   According to the available statistics, there are an average of  more than 1,000 car accidents on Florida's roadways each day of the year. While some of these crashes can be attributed to equipment malfunction or failure, most are caused by human error. Lives are at risk when people drive in unsafe wa . . .
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Tips for Protecting Your Car from the Coastal Elements

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Living near the ocean is a dream for many people. The views and the smell of salty air when you open your windows pulls people toward the coast. If your vehicle could dream, it certainly wouldn't be sharing your aspirations. Ocean air can wreak havoc on your car's exterior, subjecting it to an early demise. Here's how coastal air could affect your vehicle. View/Download PDF Paint Corrosion You may have chosen your vehicle's color because it appealed to you. If that's the case, you cert . . .
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How to Protect Your Tires from Florida’s Heat

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  People look forward to summer all year or one reason or another. The heat means that people can get outside and participate in activities and get things done. Most know that they have to take breaks in hot weather so the heat doesn't make them ill --- but what about your vehicle? If you live in a northern state, you know what cool winter weather can do to your tires. They lose pressure and can send you sliding down the road if the tread is worn. But winter isn't the only season . . .
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Why Is Summer Dangerous for Driving in Pensacola?

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Summer is in full swing. It stands to reason that driving in the summer would be safer than driving in the winter, especially now that every state in the nation deals with its own type of harrowing winter weather. Don't let your guard down just because the roads aren't slippery. Summer driving in Pensacola is not without its own set of hazards. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, there were thousands of accidents during the summer months of 2014. June, July, August . . .
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Driver Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

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According to the travel group AAA, an average of more than 40 million Americans will take to the road to celebrate the Fourth of July. These people will often travel upwards of 50 miles from their homes to see friends and family. This creates one of the most dangerous highway environments in the country, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Although it can be daunting to travel at a time where the potential to be involved in an accident is high, there are ways that yo . . .
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Driving Safely in Florida’s Hurricane Season

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  Chances are that you are familiar with hurricane season. As a resident of Florida, knowing that hurricane season runs from June through November is something we take for granted. If you are planning a vacation to our beautiful state, though, you need to understand what a hurricane can mean for drivers. Whether you have lived in Florida all your life or are only going to be spending a week here, we have put together some tips that should help you drive safely should you be stuck . . .
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Most Common Fishing Injuries in Pensacola

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When you think about fishing, you are most likely thinking about a relaxing day on or near the water. Maybe you even think about a few adult beverages, abundant sunshine and some bonding time with your favorite relative. Fishing rarely conjures up images of danger. Fishing can actually be a hazardous activity if you aren't careful. While some injuries incurred during a day of fishing are minor and hardly worth talking about, others are serious and enough to make you cringe. Here are some . . .
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Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Pensacola



Being involved in a car accident is stressful. Unfortunately, these incidents happen to hundreds of people across the state of Florida everyday. It can be difficult to stay calm following a car accident, especially one that is severe in nature. However, if you can remain calm, you will have a much better chance of taking the appropriate steps that will help you in the long run. Here is what you need to do immediately following a car accident in Pensacola. If you follow these steps, your oppor . . .
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Gunshot Wounds Lead to Crash in Pensacola

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Police in Pensacola are not sure why a man was driving around with two gunshot wounds in his leg. There were no reports of a shooting, and officers only discovered the wounds after the man crashed his vehicle. According to reports, a man was traveling on East Olive Road at approximately 2 p.m. The man was driving a Ford F-150 and crossed a turn lane, entering the opposite lane of traffic. A semi-truck was headed toward the man, and his truck clipped the left side of the big rig. The collision . . .
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Careless Driving Leads to Three-Vehicle Collision

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A man in Pensacola was cited by police after his driving behaviors led to a three-car accident on Interstate 10. The accident occurred at about 7:45 a.m. on April 2 on the Florida Highway. According to reports of the accident, a 29-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe in the inside westbound lane. Another driver was heading in the same direction in the same lane. A third vehicle was leading the line of cars and suddenly slowed down. The car in the middle was forced to do the same, causi . . .
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