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As I have previously mentioned, I am not a native Floridian. However, I fully recognize and appreciate that many Floridians own and use boats. The proximity to beautiful water, however, comes with the dangers of boating accidents and deaths. My experience with boating is limited mostly to my childhood. My grandparents owned a large piece […]

Last weekend, a day at Panama City Beach nearly turned deadly for several people that were caught in a rip current. The victims of the strong current were saved when bystanders formed a human chain to reach them and bring them back to land. The dramatic events started when two young boys playing in the […]

Today is National Insurance Awareness Day, which presents an opportune time to review your coverage and make sure you are not under- or over-insured. Insurance offers security and protection, from providing for loved ones in the event of accident or death to covering losses from medical bills and property damage. It is important to review […]

Next week marks 11 years since I packed up my blue Honda Civic and drove from ‘Burgh (Pittsburgh) to ‘Burg (St. Petersburg). I have lived in Florida since that blistering June day when my two cats and I arrived at our new home and waited weeks for the balance of my belongings to arrive. I […]

May is Bike Month, and for many, Memorial Day, always on the last Monday of May, marks the official start of summer. Longer days and warmer temperatures provide the perfect opportunity to get outside and get moving. Heading out on a bicycle can be an ideal way to boost activity and enjoy some fresh air, […]

Although virtually every state has enacted some form of distracted driving law aimed at discouraging certain uses of cell phones while driving, distracted drivers who are talking and texting on mobile phones continue to claim lives.  States have taken vastly divergent approaches to dealing with distractions involving cell phones.  Many states have taken a hardline […]

  For some people, motorcycles are a better alternative than driving a car. Not only are motorcycles fuel-efficient, but they are also thrilling, allowing the driver to really experience the open road. But despite their appeal, motorcycles can also be extremely dangerous. Motorcycles demand that their drivers have better skill and coordination than if they […]

Why do car accidents happen? There are two very general, very broad causation categories. The first one – and the one that leads to the vast majority of crashes – is something experts call “driver error.” Obviously, driver error can mean any number of things, so that too is divided into categories. Do you know […]

Technically, no one is allowed to text and drive in Florida. But we also can’t be pulled over specifically for texting and driving. So what does that mean for Florida drivers? On October 1, 2013, the Florida government enacted the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law under statute 316.305. This statute prohibits anyone driving […]

  Everyone likes to celebrate. And whether you’re celebrating a holiday, a day off from work, or a fun event, your celebration may include alcohol. If you’re 21 or older, that’s okay. It’s not okay, though, if you decide to get behind the wheel of a car or any type of vehicle after you’ve been […]