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Can I Recover From The Other Driver If I Wasn’t Wearing My Seat Belt?

By Slater Grant |

Imagine you are driving home from work. You make your way to a four-way intersection and, seeing  you have the right of way, you proceed forward through the intersection. Suddenly, out of nowhere a vehicle slams into your driver’s side causing substantial damage to your car.  In addition, you immediately have pain throughout your… Read More »

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accident with drunk driver

Things to Know After an Accident With a Drunk Driver

By Slater Grant |

Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 50 minutes. Fortunately, although these deaths have fallen by a third over the last three decades -more than 10,000 lives per year are still lost  per year due to the actions of a drunk driver, according to the… Read More »

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Fog Lights

Is it legal to drive with fog lights on?

By Slater Grant |

In the United States, fog lights are considered accessories to vehicles and are not required. Their use, however, may be considered essential in certain driving conditions. Fog lights are installed below standard headlights and have a dimmer output, meant to create a bar of extra light on the road to assist drivers in low-visibility… Read More »

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Bike Lanes

Downtown Tampa To See New Protected Bike Lanes

By Slater Grant |

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), along with the City of Tampa, has passed legislation to start construction on a protected cycle track in Downtown Tampa. This will be the first of its kind in the state and on a state road. The designated bike lane will span the north side of Jackson Street… Read More »

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Rain Driving

Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

By Slater Grant |

We are in the heart of Florida’s rainy season, with bigger storms and wet gusts of wind hitting in the afternoons and through the night. Slater | Grant has compiled some tips to remember for improved safety while driving in these conditions.   Postpone your commute if time allows it. Driving is always best… Read More »

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Summer Safety

Slater | Grant’s Summer Safety Tips

By Slater Grant |

Summer is known for being full of fun memories and silly adventures at the playground, in the pool, and under the sunshine with friends and family. But summer and summertime activities can also be dangerous, especially in the Florida heat and during a pandemic.   Slater | Grant has compiled some tips regarding summer… Read More »

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Water Pollution

New Florida Law Proposed to Improve Water Quality

By Slater Grant |

  On Tuesday, June 30th, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a measure meant to improve water quality throughout the state of Florida.   The new law, donned the Clean Waterways Act, is already in effect. The goal is to tackle the worst of the state’s water pollution by transferring oversight of Florida’s septic system from… Read More »

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6-1-20

One Dead After Five-Car Pileup

By Slater Grant |

In the early morning hours of June 1, 2020, a stopped car was rear-ended at the intersection of Columbus Dr and Himes Ave. The crash caused a chain reaction, involving a total of five vehicles.   The Tampa Police Department reported that the driver of the stopped car passed away. The driver that hit… Read More »

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5-23-20

Head-On Crash in Hernando County Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

By Slater Grant |

A 51-year old man from Bradenton drove into oncoming traffic this evening while attempting to pass slower drivers. He hit a 22-year-old driver from Dade City and his 20-year-old passenger.   The Bradenton man was not wearing a seat belt and died on scene. The two men that were hit suffered from serious injuries…. Read More »

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5-15-20

Fatal Motorcycle Accident on US-19 in Hernando County

By Slater Grant |

This evening, a 65-year-old man from Brooksville traveling east on Happy Days Dr hit a motorcyclist upon turning left at the intersection. The 25-year-old from Weeki Wachee had been heading north prior to the crash. Both vehicles spun out towards the shoulder of the road. The man driving the motorcycle was ejected from the… Read More »

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