Is it July already? We are halfway through 2014, and our firm is ready to make the second half of 2014 even better than the first. In this month’s newsletter, we have updates on new Florida traffic laws, tips on how to better handle SUVs, and a few other surprise announcements we want to share with you…like where are all the best places to watch fireworks this weekend…

Florida’s New Highway Traffic Laws

Teddy Bear Child SeatIn the last week, we have seen two very important changes to our highway safety and traffic laws. The first is Senate Bill 102, sponsored by Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, which increases penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident. The second is House Bill 225, sponsored by a number of Representatives, which changes the age when children are no longer required to be in a car seat. Both of these bills were signed into law last week by Governor Rick Scott. In this post, we will address the specifics of these two laws and how they could impact you (continue reading).

SUV Driving Tips

SUV Weather ConditionsAccording to Kelly Blue Book, last May was an exceptionally strong month for US auto sales. With over 1.6 million sold, May was the highest monthly total since 2005. Among some of the leading sellers were SUVs, such as the Ford Escape, Buick Encore, Hynduai Santa Fe and Nissan Rogue. Even though there were already a number of SUV’s on the road before last month, there will be even more this summer. Therefore, we wanted to just share with you all some helpful SUV driving tips…(continue reading).

Small Buisness of the Year:

Small Business of the YearThank you everyone for helping us win “Small Business of the Year” from the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. We could not have done it without our hard-working staff and amazing clients. You all are the best!

The Tampa Bay Business Journal has announced the 50 fastest growing privately held companies in Tampa Bay for 2014 and we have been named for the 3rd time in a row! This is an amazing accomplishment and we thank our community for helping us reach this goal.

Once again, we will be the title sponsor of the 2nd Annual Gobbler 5k…but this time, they have added a 10k race, as well! If you missed the event last year, do not make that mistake again! We had excellent food, lots of prizes, amazing local vendors and great fun for the whole family. Register early, as the event sold out, and it will likely do so again. Also, check in on our Facebook and g+ pages, as we will be giving away entries just like last year. 

Finally, here is a link to all the upcoming Fireworks Events in the Bay area. Have a wonderful 4th of July Celebration! Also, do not forget to cheer on the US Men’s National Soccer Team as we take on Belgium today at 4:00 pm on ESPN. Go Yanks!

As always, if you or someone you know needs legal advice, do not hesitate to contact Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group. Your initial consultation is free.

Sincerely,

Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group