Bay Street Reversible Lanes to be Enacted
from the COJ website
Monday, October 12, 2009 Jacksonville, Fla.
Beginning the second full week of October, motorists will notice a number of changes to the Bay Street corridor designed to ease traffic flow on a daily basis, but especially during downtown events.
Electronic message boards will be put into place to notify travelers about upcoming activities.
According to a news release by the independent Insurance Research Council the estimated percentage of uninsured motorists on the road has decreased nationally but Florida holds the 5th worst spot on the list with a whopping 23% of drivers uninsured. Massachusetts and Maine have the best rate with both having less than 5% uninsured. They also found a direct correlation between the unemployment rate and the uninsured motorist rate which is not good news since the unemployment rate is expected to rise another 3-4%.
Give us a call at (800)251-1111 or visit our website for more information about the importance of uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. Don’t find yourself out of luck because your insurance agent didn’t really sell you “full coverage”. I can’t count the number of times I have heard that answer when I ask if someone has UM coverage. Look at your policy and don’t take it for granted!!
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [Link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10702.html]
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Model Year 2009 Zero X and Zero MX Off-Road Motorcycles
Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc., of Scotts Valley, Calif.
Hazard: The throttle on the recalled motorcycles can become stuck in the open position or become disconnected. In the “Easy” or the “0-25” mode, this can unexpectedly lead to full power when turning on the power, resulting in a loss of control and serious injury to the rider.
Description: This recall involves the model year 2009 Zero X and Zero MX electric motorcycles. The recalled motorcycles are white, with the Zero name and logo printed on the battery.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact Zero Motorcycles to schedule a free repair. Registered owners of the affected motorcycles have been mailed a direct notice.
“Product Liability” is a legal term used to describe the liability of a manufacturer, distributor and seller for any injury to a buyer caused by a defective product.
It is not the duty of a manufacturer to make a product that is accident-proof. However, the law of product liability is designed to protect the user from injury by a product that is unreasonably dangerous or is manufactured in such a fashion that the danger is hidden or concealed from the buyer.
Learn more about Product Liability and special Product Alerts at the Harrell & Harrell Web site