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Many people will be taking advantage of the long Labor Day holiday weekend for one last summer travel hurrah. Planning appropriately for a road trip, however, can reduce potential issues and expenses and maximize enjoyment for all. Hit the road with a well-maintained vehicle For optimal performance of the vehicle you’ll be traveling in, there […]

It’s the middle of Florida’s ridiculously hot summer months, and there have been several national stories of children being forgotten in cars while the temperature climbs. According to CNN, more than 36 children die in hot cars each year — and July is usually the deadliest month. While many people are misinformed or believe they […]

Buying a used vehicle can be an extremely cost-effective way to obtain reliable transportation, but unfortunately, not all used cars are equal. However, there are some easy ways to know when to back away as well as a few things you can be aware of to protect yourself in your purchasing journey. What to know […]

Ideally, you walk away from a car crash unscathed.  If that isn’t the case, then you now face a host of issues. Among them is dealing with insurance. First, keep in mind, that you are not legally required to speak with the other driver’s insurance company – even if they reach out to you. Beyond […]

When my dad was in his 50s, he fulfilled a long-time dream of buying a motorcycle. Although I didn’t understand his drive (pun intended) to ride the shiny black and silver Honda, I appreciated that he did it safely. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. For many, riding a motorcycle is a preferred method […]

The Insurance Research Council reports one out of eight drivers in the U.S. is uninsured and putting insured drivers at greater risk. If you’re insured, you might think that this statistic doesn’t affect you. However, the Insurance Journal reports, “When an uninsured driver is at fault in an accident, insured drivers or their insurance companies often are […]

Spring is in the air, which means, if you have a high schooler in your house, like I do, it’s also the season of corsages, tuxedos, caps and gowns. With prom around the corner and graduation not long after that, I’m reminded of two things: time flies…and safety is still paramount. Yesterday’s focus on child […]

Earlier this month, Florida Virtual School students, parents, alumni and staff were made aware of a huge data breach. The breach started in May 2016 and ended last month, with the personal information of 370,000 individuals compromised. Names, dates of birth, school account numbers, usernames, passwords and email addresses have all potentially been exposed as […]

 Uber recently made news with the implementation of a limit to the length of its drivers’ shifts. The mandate, which requires that drivers must take at least six hours off every time they work at least 12 consecutive hours, could have a dual purpose. Uber maintains that the focus is on preventing drowsy driving. Others […]

It’s a nightmare scenario: A loved one has been involved in a fatal car crash, but you aren’t alerted until hours later. Law enforcement officers are unable to contact you, and consequently your child, spouse, parent, etc. passes away without you knowing. This is what happened to Bradenton resident Christine Olson in 2005. Her 22-year-old […]