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‘Distracted Driving’ Category

July 28, 2022

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Categories: Distracted Driving

Summer is here, and that means extra-packed roads with vacationers. Therefore, ensuring that your eyes stay on the road with minimal distractions is essential. However, distracted driving is something that everyone faces behind the wheel, and these distractions go beyond cellphone use. Situations such as eating, drinking, and staring at road signs or car crashes […]

January 10, 2022

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Categories: Distracted Driving, THEA News

With the advent of smartphones, driving distractions have never been more tempting. Checking social media, replying to an email, or calling to book an appointment, can be done from anywhere. But please, DO NOT DO THEM WHEN DRIVING!  When driving, these simple distractions can significantly increase the likelihood of a crash, putting you and others […]

April 2, 2020

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Categories: Distracted Driving

Since 2013, texting while driving has been illegal in Florida, but it was always considered a secondary offense. That meant that officers could only issue a driver a ticket for texting if they were also violating another law. In July 2019, Florida became the 45th state to make texting while driving a primary offense. Officers […]

January 3, 2019

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Categories: Distracted Driving, Driving Tips, THEA Tips

Tampa Bay is a car-dependent region. And while great strides are being made to make our cities more pedestrian, bike, and public transit-friendly, most of us still get behind the wheel multiple times a day. With the new year approaching, there is no better time to commit to breaking some common bad driving habits. Let’s […]

Did you know in Florida that a bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle? Bicyclists have all of the privileges, rights, and responsibilities on public roads as a driver of any other motor vehicle. To maintain their safety, bicyclists may ride out of the bike lane and into the travel lane to avoid obstacles or […]

Getting your driver’s license is a rite of passage that excites most American teenagers. Driving brings freedom and independence, but can be a nerve-wracking experience for parents and rightfully so because driving a vehicle is an awesome responsibility. To help parents and teen drivers create a basis of trust, we recommend families sign a parent-teen […]

April 2, 2018

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Categories: Distracted Driving, THEA Tips, Work Zone Safety

Tampa is booming. There as so many exciting projects underway that will change our city’s landscape and improve the quality of life for both residents and tourists. However, with construction comes change, and a big part of that means changes in traffic patterns which create work zones. A work zone is an area of roadway […]

November 27, 2017

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Tags: DUI Prevention, Safe Driving Tips

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Categories: Distracted Driving, THEA Tips

The Dangers of Buzzed Driving Everyone knows the dangers of drunk driving and can agree that you shouldn’t drive while intoxicated, yet millions of people across America believe that if you’ve had a few drinks but your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is under the legal limit of .08, you are OK to drive. This is […]