Sarasota Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Don't Miss the Free Electric Car Expo at Mote Marine's "Electrify the Island Event" on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Three years ago, Mote Marine hosted its first electric car expo - with four models for the public to check out. The number of models increased to eight last year. This year will be the biggest yet with a dozen electric car models from Nissan, Chevy, Tesla and BMW on display at "Electrify the Island" a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. Visitors to the event will be able have an electric car experience with ride-and-drive sessions, learn about sustainability and energy efficiency, and will have the opportunity to purchase special discounted tickets to Mote Aquarium. Electrify the Island is one of a number of events taking place across the nation during National Drive Electric Week, September 15 - 21, 2014. National Drive Electric Week is aimed at raising awareness about electric vehicles and their many benefits, which include saving money, preserving the environment, and reducing consumption of foreign oil

Don't Miss the Free Electric Car Expo at Mote Marine's "Electrify the Island Event" on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Three years ago, Mote Marine hosted its first electric car expo - with four models for the public to check out. The number of models increased to eight last year. This year will be the biggest yet with a dozen electric car models from Nissan, Chevy, Tesla and BMW on display at "Electrify the Island" a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. Visitors to the event will be able have an electric car experience with ride-and-drive sessions, learn about sustainability and energy efficiency, and will have the opportunity to purchase special discounted tickets to Mote Aquarium. Electrify the Island is one of a number of events taking place across the nation during National Drive Electric Week, September 15 - 21, 2014. National Drive Electric Week is aimed at raising awareness about electric vehicles and their many benefits, which include saving money, preserving the environment, and reducing consumption of foreign oil

Don't Miss the Free Electric Car Expo at Mote Marine's "Electrify the Island Event" on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Three years ago, Mote Marine hosted its first electric car expo - with four models for the public to check out. The number of models increased to eight last year. This year will be the biggest yet with a dozen electric car models from Nissan, Chevy, Tesla and BMW on display at "Electrify the Island" a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. Visitors to the event will be able have an electric car experience with ride-and-drive sessions, learn about sustainability and energy efficiency, and will have the opportunity to purchase special discounted tickets to Mote Aquarium. Electrify the Island is one of a number of events taking place across the nation during National Drive Electric Week, September 15 - 21, 2014. National Drive Electric Week is aimed at raising awareness about electric vehicles and their many benefits, which include saving money, preserving the environment, and reducing consumption of foreign oil

Bradenton Man and His Portable Anti-Rubbernecking Screens Receiving National Attention

The name of Carl Cannova's company says it all - Stop Rubbernecking LLC. After getting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic behind a bunch of rubberneckers the Bradenton man set off on a mission to produce a product that would thwart those annoying gawkers and aid emergency workers. What he created is the "SRN 1000", a lightweight and portable screening system that fits into a bag the size of a golfer's bag. Now, Cannova has taken his "moment" of frustration and turned it into a local company with tremendous potential that is receiving national attention.

Test Drive a 2014 Lincoln this Saturday, September 13, 2014 to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

Alex Karras Lincoln will be helping to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast this weekend by holding a "Driven to Give" Test Drive Event at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. The public is invited to come out between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, September 13, 2014, to take a test drive of one of the acclaimed vehicles in the 2014 Lincoln collection. Lincoln will then make a $50 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast for each test drive taken, up to a total of $10,000.

Remembering 9/11 - Manatee County Events and Memorials

September 11, 2001 will always be remembered as a day of tragedy and triumphant heroism. To remember and pay tribute, the public is invited to attend a Tribute to Heroes Memorial Service this Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., at the Emergency Services Memorial located at 400 3rd Avenue West in Bradenton. The event is being hosted by the Manatee County Fire Chiefs Association. A wreath presentation and 21-gun salute will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10141. Speakers will include retired fire lieutenant Linda Seconndi of the Merck Fire Department in Rahway, N.J., and emergency medical service, military, and law enforcement representatives. Also planned for September 11, 2014 is a 9/11 Remembrance Event at the Main Street at Lakewood Ranch at 11 a.m. The event is being organized by the F.D.N.Y. Suncoast Retirees. Members of the fire service are requested to attend in uniform.

News about Electronic Cigarettes and Minors

Effective July 1, 2014, Florida's tobacco and nicotine product sales laws were amended to add electronic cigarettes to the list of tobacco and nicotine products that may not be sold to anyone under the age of 18. The change could not have come at a better time. Last year, over a quarter of a million American middle and high school students who had never smoked a conventional cigarette used electronic cigarettes. The booming electronic cigarette industry is having a hay day across the country as federal regulators lag behind in taking action on the many issues associated with electronic cigarettes, including the issue of sales to and use by minors.

Stopping Illegal Drug Shipments: UPS Cooperates While Federal Express Denies Responsibility

There are a multitude of online pharmacies that offer to sell drugs to people who don't have prescriptions. "The advent of Internet pharmacies allowed the cheap and easy distribution of massive amounts of illegal prescription drugs to every corner of the United States, while allowing perpetrators to conceal their identities through the anonymity the Internet provides," says San Francisco-based U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. These online pharmacies have used a variety of shipping methods, including UPS and Federal Express, to send drugs to their customers. This has raised an important question - what ability and/or responsibility, if any, is there for UPS and Federal Express to inquire into the legality of what is in the packages their customers are shipping?

Changing Attitudes about Pain and Aging in the Elderly

As many as three out of four people over the age of 65 experience persistent pain of some kind. Historically, pain has been viewed as just a normal consequence of growing older, and often dismissed. When you age you get more aches and pains, "they" say. So, older people have been conditioned to believe that they just need to learn to live with chronic pain in their bodies and joints. But why live with pain that can be prevented and treated just because you've gotten older? The good news is that people are challenging the attitude that pain and aging go hand in hand, and working to develop ways to help people live with less pain at all ages.

Bradenton School Bus Fiasco Leaves Children Stranded for Hours

A group of Bradenton school children ranging in ages from 5 to 10 were left unattended for hours at their bus stop on 51st Street West in Bradenton the other morning. The children had boarded their school bus and had waved goodbye to their parents. The parents waved to the bus driver and most of them went on their way - believing their children were in the good care of the driver and were on their way to school. Then the fiasco began. The bus driver made a group of children get off the bus because it was too crowded. The frightened children were told that another bus would come for them soon. There the children sat and waited unattended for over two hours until another bus finally arrived.