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There may be more than we think. According to the AAA, 80% of drivers polled across the country have admitted to driving angry or to road rage or have admitted to aggression while driving within the past twelve months.

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Aggressive driving and road rage can include:

  • Cutting off or blocking other motorists
  • Shouting at drivers
  • Making obscene gestures
  • Tailgating
  • Excessive horn honking
  • Speeding due to anger

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People who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) face special challenges when driving a vehicle. According to a Swedish study, drivers with the condition have a close to 50% higher chance of being in a serious car accident.

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Quite simply, driving with ADHD poses a challenge because driving requires concentrated focus for extended periods of time. People who live with ADHD may have a hard time concentrating driving, especially on longer drivers. This can lead to car accidents and near misses. If you live with ADHD and want to avoid being in a car accident in Hollywood or your South Florida community, there are several ways that you can stay safer on the road:

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According to statistics, pedestrians in wheelchairs  were 36% more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents when compared with other groups, with men in wheelchairs having especially high rates of serious injury and fatalities.

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Researchers who came up with the data did not offer reasons as to why wheelchair pedestrians may be at risk in this way, but there are a few possibilities:

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If you’re ever in a car collision in Homestead or anywhere in Southern Florida, you’ll likely need immediate help. Whether you need to go to the hospital to get treatment for your injuries or you need to contact your insurer, the process will be much smoother if you have resources. Carrying an emergency kit in your car can help you in the event of a crash and can offer you those resources you need until help arrives.

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You can buy pre-assembled kits for your car, or you can compile your own emergency kit. Assembling your own kit is simple—many of the things you need may be items you already have on hand—and could save you money. For your kit, you will need:

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Self-driving cars have been around for a few years now and have gained a lot of attention. Some experts feel these autonomous vehicles could help prevent car crashes in Hollywood and other cities and could even help prevent congestion in South Florida and other high-traffic areas.

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Safety is one of the biggest draws of self-driving cars. These vehicles use sensors and algorithms to detect dangerous situations and other cars nearby, reacting quickly to prevent crashes. By eliminating human error—one of the most common causes of car crashes in  Hollywood and other cities—experts say autonomous vehicles could see fewer car crashes.

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Florida is known for its sunny weather, but when temperatures soar into the 90s or 100s, you may need to consider more than just sunscreen. High heat can also affect your driving safety. Rising temperatures can cause your car to overheat and can lead to heat exhaustion and other problems on the roads.

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If you will be driving in Miami or anywhere in Southern Florida this summer, follow these tips to avoid car collisions:

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Every July 4 weekend, police in Miami, Homestead, and other cities try to prevent drunk driving accidents. Unfortunately, the holiday weekend means more people are drinking and some of these revelers are making the choice to drive home after drinking.

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Don’t let this be you. Keep in mind that many private parties and many public festivities will be serving alcohol. Despite this, there are several ways to avoid DUI accidents in Miami and your community:

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Homestead and southern Florida are both known for their wildlife and for a wide range of pets. In parts of the region, some people even keep horses or livestock. Unfortunately, all of the wildlife and domesticated animals in the area can mean car accidents involving these animals are a risk.

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Hitting an animal with your car can be very upsetting. It can also result in serious damages to your car as well as serious injuries. Some people swerve out of the way to avoid hitting an animal, and this can cause a more serious accident or even a chain reaction accident in Homestead and other communities. In other cases, an animal is large enough to cause severe damage and even injuries to the car’s driver and passengers. Deer, for example, or cows are large enough to cause severe injuries. Even birds can fly into a windshield and can cause damage to the glass, which can be expensive to fix.

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If you’re heading to an amusement park in Miami or to any big festival or event anywhere in southern Florida, you may be at a higher risk of car accidents. The heavy traffic to and from the event as well as chaotic parking can conspire to create a higher-than-average crash risk.

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Luckily, there are things you can do to reduce your risk:

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Florida is known as being one of the worst states in the nation for pedestrian accidents, with 660 pedestrian fatalities in 2013 alone and many pedestrians injured in intersection accidents and other collisions in Homestead and across the state. These statistics make Florida one of the most deadly in the nation for pedestrians.

The risk of dying in a car collision in Florida is 1 in 8,123 while the risk of being in a car collision that leads to a fatality is 1 in 3,972. Compare this to the safest state, Washington, DC, where the risk of dying in a car accident is 1 in 32,322 and the risk of being involved in a fatal accident is 1 in 14,053.

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