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Florida Boat Owners Can Now Get Lightning Coverage

April 30th, 2018 - In Insurance News

As the once reigning lightning capital of the United States (title moved to Mississippi in 2018), and Tampa being referred to as the lightning capital of Florida – it’s fair to say that Florida sees a lot of lightning throughout the year. It’s also fair to say there is a …

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4 Things You Should Have Done After Daylight Savings Time

April 29th, 2018 - In Tips

Daylight Savings Time has come and gone, here are four things you should do to get your home ready for summer.

Change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Remember to test them. It’s pretty simple to test them, just forget that you’re cooking stir fry for …

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Ford Announces the Discontinuation of Many Models – 2018

April 26th, 2018 - In Community

Over the next four years, Ford plans on eliminating most of the cars from the North American model line. Before Mustang enthusiasts begin to panic, it looks like the Mustang is safe and will remain, and for those who were lovers of the Ranger line, it’s coming back with a

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More Than 200 Million Eggs Recalled – April 2018

April 19th, 2018 - In Community, Safety and Prevention

Last week, more than 206 million eggs were voluntarily recalled last week due to salmonella contamination. The FDA reported 22 illnesses have been reported so far.

As of April 17, Publix announced its own voluntary recall of 18-pack Grade A Extra Large Eggs that came from the farm suspected as …

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Florida Alligator Mating Season Has Arrived Early, Again

March 31st, 2018 - In Community, Safety and Prevention, Tampa Bay News

Image from Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Link is in text.

Let’s face it. It’s been a weird winter season for Florida. We’ve had some great cold spells. But in between those cold spells were some unseasonable highs, aka a mild winter, which led to many of Tampa’s oak trees

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After Deadly Accident, Uber Stops Self Driving Car Testing

March 30th, 2018 - In Safety and Prevention

In January we wrote about Google partnering with Waymo to develop a self-driving car. Uber was working on a similar program of its own and testing vehicles in several areas across North America. The program had been running pretty issue-free until a week ago when a pedestrian was hit by

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Tesla Issues Voluntary Recall for 123,000 Model S Vehicles

March 29th, 2018 - In Safety and Prevention

On the evening of March 29, 2018, news began to circulate that a recall was issued for Model S vehicles.  The cause being listed is an issue with the power steering component, according to CNBC.

They are reporting that this voluntary recall pertains only to Model S vehicles built …

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Tampa PD Alerts Public to Car Burglaries by Using Magnets!

March 28th, 2018 - In Community, Safety and Prevention

There’s been an increase in car burglaries in Tampa since the beginning of the year. Davis Island seems to have been hit particularly hard versus other areas. Many of the burglaries have involved unlocked vehicles with tempting items left out in plain sight. Bay News 9 reported police are using …

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Imagine a Florida Without No-Fault Insurance Coverage

January 31st, 2018 - In Insurance News

A local lawmaker from Brandon, FL, has introduced a Florida Senate bill that would require vehicle owners to buy liability coverage that would include occupants of the vehicle the policyholder is driving as well as occupants of the vehicle the policyholder has hit (if found responsible for the cause of …

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Google’s Waymo & Fiat Chrysler Team Up for Self-Driving Cars Service

January 30th, 2018 - In Community

Did you do a double take? We sure did! The Business Insider reports, “Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) will provide Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans as Alphabet Inc’s self-driving unit begins rolling out its first public ride-hailing service later this year.” Self-driving cars, are cool. A self-driving ride-hailing …

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