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Carjacking–Don’t Be a Victim!!

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

A release from the US Department of State and the Board of Diplomatic Security in 2002 will help keep you safe on the road from becoming a victim of one of the most prevalent crimes in many parts of the world. Most carjackings occur for the sole purpose of taking the car; it is… Read More »

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Multi-Tasking-The Big Fat Myth

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Myth #1: Drivers can multitask. Reality: Contrary to popular belief, the human brain cannot multitask. Driving and talking on a cell phone are two thinking tasks that involve many areas of the brain. Instead of processing both simultaneously, the brain rapidly switches between two cognitive activities. Take the classic example of the act of… Read More »

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#1 Safety Hazard in Interstate Trucking Industry Continues to Plague Our Roads

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Our sincere condolences goes out to the family and friends of Joseph Grzeca. The day before yesterday Joseph was killed when a semi driver ran a red light on U.S. 301 near Summerfield, Florida and T-boned a pickup. And then yesterday a Peterbuilt semi jack-knifed on I-75 closing it down for hours. FHP stated… Read More »

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National Car Insurance Day

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Happy National Car Insurance Day!!! Well, let’s face it, it’s not a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day, and it had a little industry help in getting started, but it is reminding us of something important. We spend billions on car insurance every year and very few of us understand exactly how it works, especially… Read More »

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Road Trip with Your Best Friend

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Traveling with a pet by car involves more than just loading the animal in the back seat and motoring off, especially if you will be driving long distances or plan to be away for a long time. Here are a few car travel safety tips from the ASPCA website to help you prepare for… Read More »

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#1 Reason to Hire a Trucking Accident Attorney Specialist

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

We’ve all heard the stories and seen the horrific results of what can happen when a large truck collides with a passenger vehicle. Large trucks account for only about 3% of auto accidents, yet because of their sheer size and weight, a semi-truck or 18-wheeler can cause incredible damage to the other vehicles involved… Read More »

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#1 Danger of Working the Night Shift

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Working the night shift is a known health hazard. Scientists theorize that staying awake at night goes against our natural circadian rhythm, the body’s internal clock, which is why people who work after hours are more prone to heart attacks, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke and depression. According to Anna Almendrala, who is a… Read More »

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The Top 2 Things You Need to Know When Reviewing Your Auto Insurance Policy

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

It’s almost the New Year, which means it’s time to reflect on the past and make New Year’s resolutions to make your next year all the better; this includes a review of your current auto insurance policy. That’s right – the holidays are the perfect moment to make sure you aren’t overlooking anything in… Read More »

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Trouble in Toyland

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The holidays are right around the corner and for those of us who will be buying toys for the children in our families; it can be tough to find the perfect toys we know they will enjoy. Maybe we should also be concerned about the safety… Read More »

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Not a Griswold Christmas!

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

For many, the winter holidays are a time of joy, celebration and tradition. Decorating your home, yard or office is a fun, festive way to celebrate the season. A little planning can help you enjoy your display all season long. Following are some tips to help keep your family and friends safe around your… Read More »

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