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Roundabout Roulette

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

How do you feel about driving roundabouts? I know there was a lot of initial opposition to the new roundabouts on Fort King here in Ocala a while ago, but after a bit a research on the subject, I found out a few things that I didn’t know about them and thought you might… 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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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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8 Great Holiday Travel Tips

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Many of us choose to travel during the holidays by automobile, traveling to visit relatives or taking a winter vacation, but with the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation, taking the family vehicle is dangerous. In 2013, 360 people died on Thanksgiving Day, 88 on Christmas Day, and 343 people on… Read More »

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Top 8 Things That Every Teen Driver Should Know

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

When a teenager gets a driver license, it signifies freedom and the lure of the open road. But with this newfound freedom comes a host of new situations and possible problems that most teen drivers have never encountered before. It’s a good idea to review these scenarios with new drivers in your family, and… Read More »

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What Do I Do if I Was the Victim of a Hit and Run?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

When you are the victim of a hit and run accident, you likely feel angry and confused, and it can be unclear how to get compensation for your damages and injuries. However, there are steps you can take to create a smoother experience, should you be in this unfortunate situation. Gather as much information… Read More »

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Should You Still Call the Police, Even If Your Accident Is Just a Minor One?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

The answer is yes. Even after a minor accident, a police officer can help you sort things out, and document what happened in case that becomes important in the future. As nice as the other driver might seem, their story may change and it will be difficult to prove without the backup of a… Read More »

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What to do When a Tire Blows

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Heading out for a trip to see the fall foliage? Make sure that you check out the condition of your tires before you leave. For many drivers, there is nothing more frightening or potentially dangerous than a tire blowout at almost any speed. While the number of tire-related crashes has dropped dramatically since 2008,… Read More »

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What If My Accident Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

My office often gets calls from accident victims that felt fine immediately after the accident and by a week later are in some serious pain. Vehicle accident injuries can be late-appearing. Here’s how to protect your health and your legal rights. Almost any car accident is a traumatic event. From catastrophic collisions to fender-benders,… Read More »

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