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The Basics of Florida’s Auto Insurance Laws

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 18, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Auto insurance is the best way to protect yourself from potentially drastic financial burdens in the wake of an accident. The laws in the state of Florida mandate all vehicles registered in the state to carry an insurance policy with certain coverages to operate within the state. If you do not have car insurance, you could be subject to fees and the suspension of your vehicle or driving license.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Speeding Accidents, Truck Accidents, Car, Driving and Texting, Insurance Company, Drinking and Driving

Tips for Driving During the Holidays

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Nov 26, 2019 9:36:08 AM

With the holiday season often comes road trips to visit family or fun vacations to snowy winter wonderlands! As exciting as holiday trips can be, they also mean much more traffic and increasingly hazardous road conditions.

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Topics: Distracted Driving, Speeding Accidents, Drinking and Driving, auto accident, Gainesville, Tips

Gainesville Man Sentenced to 20 Years for DUI and Daughter’s Death

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 18, 2016 3:16:24 PM

DUI’s are never pleasant to experience, but that holds even more true when fatalities are involved. The impacts of a DUI can be very far-reaching and Jeffrey Lee Ertle, 41, learned that the hard way.

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Topics: Car Accidents, News, Drinking and Driving, auto accident, DUI

Staying Safe During Spring Break

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Mar 10, 2014 3:56:00 PM

Spring break is a huge time for people, especially students, to head out on vacation for much needed R&R. You and your friends will be heading out to popular destination spots such as Daytona Beach, Florida for parties and beautiful beaches. When you head out on the road, you should keep your safety in mind. Spring break is often associated with risky behavior. Make safe choices during your vacation and follow these helpful tips and guidelines.  

Boating Tips

A day out on a boat can be a lot of fun. However, you need to remember to boat carefully and responsibly.Boating accidents are often caused by negligence and careless operation. While you and your friends are enjoying your Florida spring break, keep in mind these safe boating tips:

  • Never operate a boat while under the influence
  • Obey speeding zones
  • Don't operate a boat recklessly
  • Don't cause large wakes in calm areas
  • Keep a safe distance between boats
  • Keep a look out for people in the water
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Topics: Car Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Drinking and Driving

Don`t Drink and Drive, Ride the Bagen Bus!

Posted by admin

May 27, 2011 11:13:28 AM

If you happen to live, work, or play at University of Florida, then you might just get the chance to ride the Bagen Bus. Steven A. Bagen & Associates have made it known in to the downtown area of University of Florida`s campus that they are there to help and serve the residents of Florida and have been for over 25 years. If you happen to see a bus ride by, and Steven Bagen is welcoming you onto the bus, don`t be alarmed. The Bagen Bus is scheduled at the Downtown Station and at Butler Plaza, Monday-Friday. The Bagen Bus will run every 10-20-30-60 minutes with the first run for Butler Plaza starting at 6:03a.m. and last run ending at 10:03p.m., and the Downtown route will first run at 6:03a.m. and end at 10:30p.m. Steven A. Bagen and associates are huge proponents of vehicle and motorcycle safety, and also have recently taken part in public service announcement’s promoting vehicle safety, and informing the residents of Gainesville of the most dangerous intersections in Gainesville. Keep an eye out for the Bagen Bus, and Vehicle Safety Announcements!

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Topics: Community, Bus, Events, News, Drinking and Driving