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Hochman & Goldin Discusses SB 144

LogoFlorida lawmakers recently proposed Senate Bill 144 (SB 144) aimed at changing texting and driving from a secondary to a primary offense for any driver who is not eighteen years of age. Because it's legally a secondary offense for all drivers regardless of their age, a law enforcement officer is unable to issue a ticket to the driver unless the driver is being pulled over for having done something else illegal. SB 144 would modify these current laws. There is also a bill in the works that seeks to make texting while driving in a school zone a primary offense.

Hochman & Goldin Discusses the Drive Sober or Get Pulled over Campaign

LogoCalled Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, the campaign will last through New Year's Eve and places an even greater emphasis on patrolling state roads and major interstates to keep an eye out for impaired drivers. FHP personnel and auxiliary troopers will be out in larger numbers on the Florida roads as the various holidays approach.

Hochman & Goldin Discusses Coral Gables Speed Limits

LogoTo avoid injuries involving pedestrians and potential death, the City of Coral Gables is aiming to reduce speed limits in many of its frequently traveled areas, breaking from the 30 miles per hour speed limit typically found in most of South Florida's residential neighborhoods. The city intends to drop speed limits to 25 miles per hour in most of its neighborhoods, while several of its gated communities will see speed limits drop to 20 miles per hour. Any neighborhoods that don't have the lower speed limits posted will default to 30 miles per hour.

Hochman & Goldin Discusses Florida Traffic Rules

LogoThere is currently no Florida law explicitly mentioning who has the right of way, but there are rules in place in terms of which driver is responsible for yielding when a traffic situation arises. In a four way stop for example, it's expected that the first driver to arrive at the stop will have the right of way. If two drivers arrive at the stop simultaneously, the driver to the right has the right of way.

Hochman & Goldin Discuss Miami-Dade County's Red Light Camera Program

LogoDrivers should be aware that this new ruling allows cities across Miami-Dade County to continue running their red light camera programs for the time being unless or until the Florida Supreme Court re-examines the issue, makes a decision on the matter and determines otherwise.

Hochman & Goldin Discusses Distracted Driving

LogoDistracted driving is quickly becoming as big of a problem as drunk driving. Drivers are frequently seen talking on their cellphone or attempting to text and drive at the same time, leading to risky road conditions. In 2013 more than 2,500 people lost their life due to distracted driving and there were over 350,000 injuries due to the same reason.

Hochman & Goldin Promotes Its Sealing and Expunging Services

LogoHochman & Goldin, P.A's sealing and expunging services are aimed but not necessarily limited to assisting those who may have criminal records. By using these services, the firm can assist in matters including examples such as being potentially denied employment opportunities due to prior criminal history or being denied a lease by a landlord for the same reason. These services can also assist in avoiding embarrassment due to having a prior criminal history found and brought up.

Hochman & Goldin Discuss the Florida Move over Law

LogoThe move over law was enacted over ten years ago and states that when there are emergency vehicles on the road with their lights flashing, a driver must either change lanes or he or she must reduce their speed to twenty miles below the posted speed limit if they are unable to change lanes. Drivers that fail to heed the move over law may be subject to a fine of $120 and they also risk receiving three points on their driver's license.

Hochman & Goldin Launch New Website

LogoThe new Hochman & Goldin website features a new contemporary design with the latest web standards, ensuring that all clients can visit and use the website regardless of their preferred operating system or modern web browser of choice. The website is also designed for the latest technologies, adjusting perfectly for viewing on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet so clients can always stay connected to the firm.

Hochman & Goldin Discuss Chloe's Law

LogoChloe's Law is named after late University of Central Florida student Chloe Arenas. Arenas was on her way to the airport to pick up her family when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a retention pond, losing her life. Chloe's family believes that if there had been guardrails installed near the retention pond, her life could have been potentially saved.