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The eyes may be the windows to the school, but they are also a crucial part of your driving experience. When you secure your driver’s license for the first time, the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles will determine whether you need to wear corrective lenses and you may be required to pass a vision test or be able to prove that you have the vision necessary to operate a motor vehicle safely. In the future, as self-driving car technology becomes more prevalent, eyesight may not be as big a factor in driving safely. For now, though, good vision is essential for safe roads.

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There are several ways you can ensure your eye health doesn’t negatively impact your risk of a car accident in Homestead or your community:

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Part of parenting is helping your children learn how to stay safe. If you have a child who is a teenager and will soon be getting their driver’s license or has already secured their license, one of the important tasks you have as a parent is to ensure your child is the safest driver possible.

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There are several things you can do to help your child avoid car accidents that can lead to injuries for them and for others on the road:

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Aggressive driving can occur at any time and can involve virtually any motorist. When it does occur, road rage and aggressive driving can lead to loss of emotional control, poor decision-making, and erratic driving which can contribute to a car accident in Homestead or any community.

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Studies show men are more likely than women to become victims of aggressive driving. Other risk factors include sleep disorders, stress, and poor anger management. No matter what the causes, car accidents caused by aggressive driving are always preventable and all motorists can take steps to control their emotions and to stay safe on the roads.

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Labor Day weekend in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami is one last summer weekend to enjoy before school starts again. For many families, it marks the start of a season and involves barbecues, time spent together, and time on the water.

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For law enforcement, Labor Day weekend means more enforcement action to help communities prevent tragic car collisions. Many communities will have checkpoints set up to try to curb drunk driving, which can be an issue on holiday weekends. There are several things you can do to avoid drunk driving accidents this Labor Day weekend:

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Now that school is starting again, the morning commute may be a subject of conversation around your house in Hollywood or your community. If you have young drivers in your household, they may be excited at the prospect of driving to school.

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Young drivers are often serious about learning to drive safely, but they still have less experience on the roads when compared with older drivers. This can put teen drivers at a risk of collisions. The morning commute, especially, can be a daunting time for teens to drive, because this time of day can mean lots of traffic in the Hollywood and South Florida area. If your teens want to drive to school for the first time, there are a few things you’ll want to do:

1) Make sure they’re ready.

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Commutes during the morning rush hour can be hectic and can mean a risk of car accidents in Hollywood or your community. Mornings during the school year, especially, can be complicated and busy, which can lead to crashes and collisions.

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This year, you can make the commute to and from school a little easier by planning ahead. This is the perfect time of year to reevaluate the school run and find new ways to keep your children safe:

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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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