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    • Tougher Texting & Driving Bills Introduced in Florida Legislature

      Tougher Texting & Driving Bills Introduced in Florida Legislature

      Six bills were introduced in the Florida House and Senate this legislative session to place tougher regulations on texting while driving. Two sets of bills double the fines for texting while in a school zone, while one set actually make the offense primary. Florida is in the minority of states that make it only a secondary offense, meaning you must also commit another traffic violation to be cited. Read about the introduced bills.

    • Uber/Lyft Update: House Bill 509 to regulate insurance coverage

      Uber/Lyft Update: House Bill 509 to regulate insurance coverage

      The Florida House Economic Affairs Committee passed a bill that will head to the Florida House floor for a vote on creating state-wide regulations on ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft. The bill provides minimum insurance coverage requirements and ends local regulation.

    • Do Playgrounds Really Have Rules?

      Do Playgrounds Really Have Rules?

      Approximately 200,000 injuries occur annually on public playgrounds. Many of them could be avoided if public schools made sure their playgrounds were safe and followed clear guidelines and recommendations. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Handbook on Public Playground Safety was adopted by Florida and should be followed by all public schools.

    • Ride-Share in Florida, are you protected in an accident?

      Ride-Share in Florida, are you protected in an accident?

      In Florida, what insurance coverage applies if you are injured in an automobile accident either as a passenger in an Uber/Lyft/ride-share vehicle or hit by one them?

    • Start the New Year with All your Fingers

      Start the New Year with All your Fingers

        New Year’s Eve is a time for renewal and celebration and, of course, fireworks.  Whether you’re enjoying a local fireworks show held be the city, or lighting sparklers in your backyard, it is important to remember that safety is […]

    • Dr. Denial and Dr. Decline

      Dr. Denial and Dr. Decline

      Recently, 60 minutes did a special on a topic that seems to get little attention—insurance company coverage denials. 60 minutes focused on patients with mental health issues who have the potential of hurt themselves or others and been admitted to […]

    • Reasonable Precautions to Prevent Criminal Attacks Required in Florida

      Reasonable Precautions to Prevent Criminal Attacks Required in Florida

      On July 16, 2015, a woman was found naked in the bushes behind the House of Blues at Downtown Disney. The Orange County Sherriff office suspects that the woman is a victim of a rape. According to reports, Disney security […]

    • Takata Airbags are Back in the News

      Takata Airbags are Back in the News

      Takata Airbags are in the news again as another car model has been added to the plethora of vehicles that contain the potentially dangerous and defective Takata airbags. These airbags have been known to degrade over time due to moisture […]

    • Summertime Grill Safety

      Summertime Grill Safety

      Summertime is notorious for beaches, baseball, and barbeques. In fact, more than 86% of U.S. households own at least one BBQ, grill, or smoker. However, with the nice weather and increase of grill usage, comes an increase in grill related […]

    • End Distracted Driving

      End Distracted Driving

      Distracted Driving is the leading cause of auto accidents in the U.S. According to a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), 80 percent of automobile accidents are a result of driver distraction. In 2012, more than 3,000 […]