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Text Banning Bill In Florida Legislature

A new bill will be reviewed next month in Florida that could ban texting while operating a moving vehicle following a new wave of legislative efforts to curb driving distractions. Not…

Ed Normand

Hidden Dangers of Theme Park Rides

While standing in line at at theme park in anticipation of enjoying a ride you have seen advertised on Television you read a warning. It tells you not to ride if you are pregnant or had a back or…

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Can New Technology Prevent Car Accidents?

The new 2009 Volvo XC60 is equipped with a feature called “City Safety.” It is part of a technological advancement made in the car industry and Volvo is on the push to implement it in…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Doctors Overcharging for Copies of Medical Records

Last week in the Orlando Sentinel’s Ticked Off column, a reader was complaining that an orthopaedic doctor’s office charged $35.00 for copies of 10 pages of medical records – that’s $3.50 per page….

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Second Tragic Drowning in Central Florida in Just 5 Days

The temperature in Florida pools hasn’t even begun to rise and we have had the second toddler drowning in just 5 days.
A 4 year-old Lakeland girl was found in a swimming pool at

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Should Businesses Have A Get Out Of Jail Free Card For Child Injuries?

For many years businesses have required parents to sign forms before a child can participate in an activity. Usually the form-called a pre-injury release–is filled with legalese and the parents…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Toddler’s Drowning Warns Us of Dangers of Swimming Pools

The tragic drowning death of an Orange County toddler yesterday causes us to once again focus on the dangers of an unprotected pool. According the Orlando Sentinel, there were 441 deaths by…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Florida CFO Sink Investigates Travel Insurance Providers

Many tourists traveling in and our of Florida buy travel, or trip, insurance as a way of protecting themselves from cancelled trips, but more importantly, to cover the cost of travel-related illness…

Ed Normand

Theme Park Injuries Where the Ride Worked As Intended

Lately we have been seeing inquiries from folks injured on theme park rides where the ride was operating as intended. Case in point, a visitor from the United Kingdom who sustained injuries…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

NTSB Proposes New Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has proposed new safety recommendations for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
The NTSB reviewed two separate…