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It’s not always good to be #1 – Why you need Uninsured/Underinsured Car Insurance

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

While Florida holds the number one spot at such great things as being the warmest state in the country and home of the number one vacation resort in the world (Disney World), it also holds the unfortunate record for the largest percentage of uninsured drivers.  26.7% of Florida drivers have no auto liability insurance…. Read More »

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What Everyone Should Know About Commercial Truck Accidents

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Does it seem to you like there are more and more big trucks on the road every day?  Well, you’re right!  In a study done by Parson/Brinkerhoff for the FDT, 70% of all truck traffic in Florida can be found in Marion County on I-75.  Because of its central location and proximity to I-75,… Read More »

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Questions You Should Ask If You Own A Golf Cart

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

If you have ever visited the Villages or one of the many gated communities in our area, it won’t take you long to see just how many people enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and convenience of driving around in their golf carts.  Recently, the City of Ocala has authorized the use of golf carts… Read More »

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What is a Phantom Vehicle?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Halloween is just around the corner and everyone’s in the mood for scary movies. Remember the movie Christine? Pretty scary for the time, right? Well, this is not about that kind of phantom vehicle, sorry. This is about another scary kind of vehicle-the Phantom Vehicle. (Cue evil laugh) A phantom vehicle is one that… Read More »

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Night Driving

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Plenty of us dislike driving at night. High beams shining in your eyes are an annoyance and dangerous. Fatalities on the road occur at a rate three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While only a quarter of all driving is done at night,… Read More »

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The Secret to Driving in the Rain

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Florida is in the middle of daily monsoons and driving is difficult when you can hardly see two feet in front of you. We do not always drive in ideal conditions. Heavy rains, thunderstorms, and flood conditions make for difficult driving, and drivers must develop special skills for handling these conditions. Here is some… Read More »

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Road Trip To-Dos For A Safe Trip

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Getting ready for that long-awaited road trip to a great vacation? Along with finding that perfect bathing suit and downloading the perfect playlist, you should also be preparing your car for the trip. Tires are an important part of your car’s safety and tire blowout season begins in the middle of May and runs… Read More »

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What Everybody Should Know About Commercial Truck Accidents

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Did you know that one person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes? The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year. More than 75% of truck driving accidents are due to the driver of the passenger vehicle. Did you know that typically the… Read More »

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7 Tips for a Great Road Trip

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Summer time and the driving is easy! Getting ready for a road trip this summer? Check out these timely tips to keep you and your family safe on the road to paradise. 1. Get your car serviced. Regular maintenance such as tune-ups, oil changes, battery checks, and tire rotations go a long way toward… Read More »

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Do You Have A Fear of Driving?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Last week I wrote about a young client of mine who developed an intense fear of driving or being a passenger in an automobile after she was involved in a rear end collision that injured her. Many of you expressed a similar fear, so this week I researched to find some helpful tips to… Read More »

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