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Many unique hazards exist for motorcyclists on the road

By William E. Raikes III |

For most of the year, Florida weather allows motorcyclists to hit the road on their bikes. Whether you ride a motorcycle or stick to cars for your transportation, it is important to recognize the many hazards that motorcyclists experience on the road, and to take precautionary measures to minimize the likelihood of a motorcycle… Read More »

How fatigue affects truck drivers and you

By William E. Raikes III |

Truck drivers are integral to delivery services and a number of other companies working to carry out their necessary duties. However, tired truck drivers pose a serious threat to all travelers on the road. If these drivers do not follow proper rules and regulations, they could easily find themselves distracted, experiencing slower reaction times… Read More »

Be safe on Halloween night

By William E. Raikes III |

Halloween is a delightful time for kids of all ages. Little kids relish the opportunity to put on a costume and walk through their neighborhood to get candy.  For big kids (i.e. adults), transforming themselves and going to a costume party is probably as much fun as a grown man or woman can have… Read More »

Conversations about homecoming every parent should have

By William E. Raikes III |

For many teens in Florida, October is homecoming month. This is the time of year where homecoming kings and queens are crowned at various high schools, and there are parties and school events to celebrate the occasion. For parents of teen drivers, October should be a time to have frank discussions with their kids… Read More »

‘5 for Drive’ provisions every parent and teen should talk about

By William E. Raikes III |

If you are one of the thousands of parents in Florida who has a teenager who will get their driver’s license this fall, you are right to be worried about the hazards on the roads. Indeed, the state has instituted a Graduated Driver Licensing program that is intended to protect young drivers, they still… Read More »

Are certified helmets safer for motorcycle riders?

By William E. Raikes III |

In the state of Florida, motorcycle riders who are at least 21 years  old and are covered by an insurance policy that provides for at least $10,000 in medical coverage may ride without a helmet. However, those who choose to ride with helmets may not be as safe as they think. This is because… Read More »

Three helpful tips when shopping for a new car

By William E. Raikes III |

If you’re in the market for a new car, chances are that you have seen commercials touting sales for Labor Day weekend. After all, the upcoming “last holiday of the summer” is well known for sales so that dealers can move older models in order to make room for the newest ones. But before… Read More »

Important facts about drowsy driving

By William E. Raikes III |

With as much that is said about drunk driving and distracted driving, it’s pretty obvious that both of these are dangerous. However, the notion of drowsy driving does not get the same type of attention…even though it should. After all, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 1,550 people are killed in accidents… Read More »

Is your hands free system safer than your cell phone?

By William E. Raikes III |

Despite the public outcry about distracted driving in the past few years, texting while driving and other forms of cell phone use are still a problem on Florida’s roads. Manufacturers have ostensibly dealt with this problem by adding larger radio displays, maps or other interactive features could possibly reduce the amount of time a… Read More »

Know the dangers of whiplash after an accident

By William E. Raikes III |

Whiplash injuries are more serious than you may realize. They can lead to long-term pain and injuries. When the soft tissue in the neck undergoes a sudden movement between the head and torso, the strain in the muscles and ligaments beyond the usual range of motion results in whiplash. Many whiplash injuries happen after… Read More »

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