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Speed Limit And Speed Trap Info Added To Google Maps

Good news for those who are fans of Google Maps when driving. The company announced it is rolling out speed limit warnings, speed trap and mobile radar locations. The features are borrowed from Google-owned Waze and will appear in the iOS and Android Maps. Now you will see the road speed limit in a...
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Safety Group Finds The Back Seat Is No Longer The Safest Place In A Car

For decades the seat considered the least safe in a car has been the front passenger position. Known as the "death seat," car makers have spent years making this seat safer and it's been at the expense of the back seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) claims that back seat safety...
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During Evacuations Some Major Florida Roads Allow Cars To Travel On Shoulder

All week northbound lanes of Interstate 75 have been heavily congested with south Florida residents and tourist moving away from Hurricane Irma. As trips that normally take an hour went upwards of 6 to 8 hours, many drivers began to drive on the left shoulder. While it may appear these motorist are...
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Police Stop Driver For Using A Marker To Change Registration Sticker

Renewing your car's registration isn't one of the items you look forward to on your birthday but trying to fool the system by renewing your tag with a permanent marker is just asking for trouble. A Florida Highway Patrol officer pulled over an Orlando driver because something just didn't look right...
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Florida Highway Patrol Is Hiring

The Florida Highway Patrol is hiring. FHP is hosting a career this afternoon from 3 to 7 at the Lake City FHP station. There are positions avaialble in Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion and Suwannee counties. To be considered you must be a high school graduate...
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Helicopter Lands on Busy Highway To Ask For Directions

Sometimes you've got to swallow your pride and admit you're lost, especially when it's winter and you're in charge of a $14 million helicopter. Truck drivers along a busy stretch of highway in the country of Kazakhstan were in utter disbelief when a huge Mi-8 gunship helicopter begins to land on...
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Florida Drivers Films Snake Emerging From Hood of Car While Driving

While many of us end the day with a mindless commute home, Tim Mokwa of Clearwater noticed he had a sneaky hitchhiker under the hood of his car. While driving home on US 19 Monday afternoon, Tim notices a snake slithering out from the hood of his car. At first, it was a small green head in the...
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