No Wheel, No Pedals?

In this country, we dream and we imagine, then we build and we engineer. Over the last several years, a handful of major automakers have come forward to declare their goal of not only putting a self-driving, or autonomous vehicle on the road, but of putting into circulation a car with no steering wheel and Read More

Diesel Cheating

On Wednesday, Ford Motor Company was issued a legal complaint by truck buyers who argued that, despite the appearances and claims of fuel efficiency, the auto maker, like many others, had found a way to cheat the standards. According to this and other lawsuits, Ford had rigged nearly half a million heavy-duty trucks to pass Read More

Law Enforcement Appreciation

Since 2015, the Department of Homeland Security has encouraged citizens to recognize January 9 as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with the following sentiment: On this day we show our support for our nation’s approximately 780,000 police officers who put a badge on each day, knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations while carrying out Read More

Recall Expansion

Back in August, we alerted readers to the recall of approximately 30 percent of Nissan vehicles due to faulty Takata airbags. But now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, has expanded that recall to roughly 34 million vehicles for fear that when the air bags deploy in any number of makes and models, an Read More

Sunrail Expansion

Thirty six days have passed since the last reported Sunrail accident. Two more days and the previous record will be surpassed. But why are we counting the days between train accidents? Because they happen far too often. In 2017, there were eight accidents and six fatalities. In 2016, there were only three accidents, but 2015 Read More

What is an Insurance Adjuster?

The existence of car insurance is a double edged sword. A two way street, if you will. The law requires that you have car insurance if you plan to drive, guaranteeing coverage for any potential accident that may occur. But at the same time, insurance companies are specifically designed to make profit, thereby seeking ways Read More

Be Ice Conscious

With all the reports of cold weather and the ever so slight thought that Central Florida might, just might see snow, one very serious concern may be getting overlooked: ice. Local news stations across our region have indicated that temperatures will dip below freezing at a time when the rain has been intermittent. In other Read More

Safest Way to Travel

Remember when you were a kid and Superman was the hero who insisted that “statistically speaking,” flying was the safest way to travel? That statement was true in the 1980s and it’s been true for every decade since. But in 2017, that statistic got a perfect score. Precisely zero lives were lost from a commercial Read More

New Year’s Eve Plans

Most of us make plans for New Year’s Eve based on who we want to be near when the clock hits midnight. If we’re young, we want to be with our friends and, if we find the right event, we plan to be together with all the hats and obnoxious noisemakers we can find. As Read More

If I don’t have UM on my policy, can I qualify for it on someone else’s policy?

Far too often, a discussion over the results of a car accident only have to do with drivers and policy holders. But what happens when you are a passenger injured in an accident that you had nothing to do with? And what happens when the driver of the car that hit you was uninsured or Read More