The risk of children drowning is a very real threat. Most parents are shocked to learn the number one cause of death according to the CDC among children ages 1-4 is drowning and second leading cause of death among children ages 5-9 years old. 70% of these drownings occurred because the child was thought to be elsewhere. Now that you’ve had proper warning of just how serious water safety is, here are 5 tips to protect your loved ones this summer Central Florida.
From sprinkler fun and beach adventures, to staycations and movies, you and your kids are sure to be entertained with this list of activities. This year has been chaotic to say the least and although this summer is not exactly what we’d hoped for, it’s what we’ve got. But when life hands us lemons, we […]
Though your celebration might not be the large shindig you were hoping to plan, it can still be every bit as wonderful. And to get your creative juices flowing, here are 4 great ways to celebrate this 4th of July.
I recently had the pleasure of attending the Florida Kiwanis Convention. Kiwanis is an international community service organization whose mission is to make the world a better place by helping kids. It has been my great honor to serve in this leadership position. As I near the end of my term as Immediate Past Governor […]
Now that the rainy season is officially here, make sure you’re being careful on the roads and stay safe. AAA says wet weather contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. Since we get a lot of rain here in Florida, during this time of year it increases your risk of being in an […]
.Last month Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill passed by the legislature this year to crack down on texting while driving. Starting July 1, police will be allowed to stop and ticket drivers for texting. There are a few exceptions (which might make enforcement a bit tricky) and drivers will still be able to […]
Do you trust personal injury law firm billboards scattered across Florida? Okay, so this isn’t a real personal injury billboard and don’t expect to see one like this from C. Todd Smith Law anytime soon. We don’t advertise on TV or billboards. Instead, we rely on the good word of mouth of our friends and […]
I’m thankful for this moment and wanted to share this picture with you. This photo is of my Thanksgiving last year with my mom and my wife, Amy. I am so fortunate to have been blessed with a loving family and great friends. I hope you have been equally blessed. At this time of year, […]
Choose a “Designated Texter” Next Time The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has launched a “designated texter” campaign to encourage people to choose a designated texter to prevent texting and driving. Although putting the cell phone away completely while you’re driving is the most safe thing to do, at least designating a person to read and […]
Below is a link to an interesting article from the Orlando Sentinel about how vehicles traveling on roads with higher speeds are less likely to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. On higher speed roads the danger is even more serious for pedestrians. It’s the unfortunate irony that drivers are less likely to stop in […]
Metro Orlando has once again topped the list of the most dangerous cities in America for pedestrians. The results are based on a pedestrian danger index created by Transportation for America that calculates the number and rate of pedestrian deaths relative to the percent of people who walk in the community. The last time I […]
In Orlando, red-light cameras have been in use since September 2008, but some legislators want to ban the cameras completely. The program uses cameras at intersections to issue tickets to any driver that runs a red-light. Obviously, this results in additional revenue to the city, but more importantly it punishes those who run red-lights and […]