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Event date: 3/16/2017 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Why You Should Have Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Written by: Allan L. Ziffra, Esq.

Each year, thousands of unfortunate bikers are struck by negligent automobile drivers. Unlike the protection a car can provide its driver during an impact, motorcyclists have little to protect them when involved in a crash. It is no secret, then, that motorcycle accidents typically result in more serious injuries for the biker than auto accidents. According to the National Safety Council, there is a motorcycle accident in the United States causing serious bodily injury every 14 seconds. In addition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2006 4,798 motorcycle riders died in motorcycle crashes while another 87,000 motorcyclists were injured.

The failure of other drivers to detect and recognize the presence of motorcycles is the predominant cause of motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, the State of Florida does not mandate bodily injury coverage for automobile drivers and therefore more than one-third of all vehicles on Florida’s roads are uninsured for liability coverage. Considering the serious injuries that motorcyclists often sustain in motorcycle accidents, a whopping two-thirds of all vehicles on Florida’s roads and highways are inadequately insured. If you’re struck by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, there is a high probability that there will not be adequate insurance to compensate you for the injuries and damages that you sustain. That’s why it is important to purchase uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage on your motorcycle and automobile insurance policies.

Who Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

The Hurt Report is the most comprehensive study of motorcycle accidents and causes in the United States. This report found that the majority of all motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of the operator of an automobile. Most motorcycle accidents occur at intersections when the other vehicle turns into the motorcycle’s lane of travel, violating the motorcyclist’s right-of-way. In most of these cases, the other driver simply did not see the approaching motorcycle.

The second most common cause of motorcycle accidents occurs when a motorcycle is slowing and the driver of an automobile does not notice the motorcycle in time to stop their vehicle safely. Instead, the automobile runs into the back of the motorcycle.

Uninsured Drivers Are More Common Than You Might Think

Although Florida requires all registered automobiles to have No-Fault Insurance, the state does not mandate the purchase of liability insurance. In short, bodily injury liability insurance is the coverage that an individual would purchase to protect them in the event that they are negligent and cause injury to another motorist. Various reports indicate that up to 15% of all drivers in the United States do not have any insurance at all and that up (more…)

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORESA public-service video created by Blue Dog Video for the Port Orange-based law firm of Rue & Ziffra took home one of the top honors at the annual awards gala of the Daytona Beach Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.


The “Most Impactful Video” award – presented recently at The Shores Resort in Daytona Beach Shores – recognized the body of work by Tim Stockman, owner of Blue Dog Video, as well as Rue & Ziffra’s commitment to their longtime anti-texting and driving campaign.


Committed to the effort since 2012, Rue & Ziffra purchased a $30,000 state-of-the-art texting and driving simulator and a Ford Mustang that are offered free of charge to area high schools to educate students about the dangers of texting while driving by simulating what happens when drivers are distracted, said Luis Gracia, a partner in the firm.


“Every time we take the simulator to schools the students are eager to participate,” said Gracia, who often is on hand during the simulations to share what he has learned first-hand representing cases – many with tragic endings – that involved texting and driving. “Winning an award for this video makes us very proud.”

Like Gracia and his law partners, Stockman also is pleased with the kudos the video received from the advertising federation. “It’s very special, not only for its content, but because our entry was selected from all of the videos submitted in every category.”

Stockman, who has created videos for the personal-injury firm the past four years, isn’t new to the winner’s circle, as he already has a silver Addy, a gold Addy and a Best in Show award.

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St. Augustine

St Augustine to Flagler County

Start your route in St. Augustine Florida.

  • Begin this drive at the junction of A1A North (San Marco Avenue), at the Bride of Lions downtown St. Augustine Historic District (For the side trip to the St. Augustine Historic District mentioned above.
  • At the intersection of A1A and San Marco Avenue, travel about a quarter of a mile south on San Marco Avenue to the Visitor Center Welcome Station on the right, at San Marco Avenue and Riberia Street).
  • Continue by taking A1A southward.
  • At the intersection of A1A and old A1A (312) turn left.
  • Follow the beach route of A1A.

Along this route you will pass access ramps to NE Florida’s amazing beaches.

Route: 35 miles

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Apopka Lake

Daytona to Apopka Lake

This route is on of our longer ones, stretching a whopping 136 miles!

  • Start at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach.
  • Head north on U.S. 1 to Bunnell.
  • Go left on S.R. 11 south out of Bunnell to S.R. 40.
  • Go right on S.R. 40 through Barberville and Astor, Over St. Johns River.
  • Keep heading west to 445, take left to 445A. Very nice winding road. Will take you past Alexander Springs to S.R. 19.
  • Go left on 19 south.
  • Take 44 south to 441 south.
  • Take a right on Sadler Rd.(C.R. 448) then go left on C.R. 448A to C.R. 48.
  • Turn right then go to C.R. 561(south) continue left to 455, continue south. This is Montevedre.
  • Take this ride all the way to Old downtown Winter Garden.

You can go around Lake Apopka or turn around and take the same way home! The hills down there are a blast to ride!

Route: 136 miles

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