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At this time of year, many couples are planning romantic dinners or special events with a loved one. While Valentine’s Day is not traditionally associated with considerably higher rates of DUI accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida, the reality is that red wine and other drinks are often involved with Valentine’s Day dinners and you still need a get-home-safe plan if you plan on having a romantic night out.

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Here are some strategies for getting home safely if you’re planning a special dinner out:

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Distracted driving is a major concern in Hollywood and across the country, causing numerous car crashes each year. Who is to blame for distracted drivers? Some people argue it is the manufacturers of mobile devices and cars who should be held liable for distracted driving.

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Recently, a man in California sued a major manufacturer of cell phones, alleging he was in a car accident caused by a driver distracted by one of the company’s phones. The man alleges the cell phone manufacturer has the patents and ability to add lockout technology to its devices to prevent car accidents caused by distracted drivers. His lawsuit wants to see the manufacturer to stop sales of all devices until the lockout technology is mandatory for all phones.

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If you have child passengers, age-appropriate car seats are one of the best ways to protect them. In the event of a car crash in Homestead or your community, a car seat keeps a child safe and prevents them from being ejected from the car or being thrown about the interior. This can help minimize head trauma, spinal cord damage and other serious injuries.

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Children are unique because their bodies and spinal cords are still developing. This puts them at an increased risk of serious injuries, especially before the age of six or so. Age-appropriate car seat are designed to mitigate this risk in the event of a crash, helping child passengers improve the odds of surviving a serious car crash.

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If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend in Homestead or your South Florida community, you’ll want to take steps to keep everyone at your party safe. Not only do you want to make sure they are having a good and safe time at your party, but as the host you have a responsibility to ensure you take steps to prevent drunk driving and other disasters.

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Luckily, there are several things you can do to prevent drunk driving if you’re hosting:

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This Super Bowl weekend, there will be many parties celebrating football and many bars will also have drink specials as well as special events planned. No matter how you plan on watching sports, you will want to make sure you take steps to avoid being in a drunk driving accident in Hollywood or your community. There are several ways you can stay safer this weekend:

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Flooding in Hollywood, Homestead, and other Florida cities can happen with heavy rains, tornadoes, and other weather disasters. In most cases, you will hopefully be safe at home when disaster strikes and will be on high ground. But what happens if you are caught driving when you find yourself in a flood?

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Flood waters can cause you to lose control of your car, which can result in car crash in Homestead or your community. Rising flood waters can cause serious damage in other ways, too. They can knock down power lines or cause electrical shorts that can put people in danger of electrocution. Water can also crash into you or your car with enough force to cause serious damage.

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Speeding is a major risk factor for young drivers. Many parents assume their teens don’t speed because they don’t see their teenagers speeding. However, experts agree that the way teenagers drive with their parents isn’t necessarily the way they drive when they think their parents aren’t watching. Even if you think your child doesn’t speed, it’s important to take steps now to prevent dangerous driving.

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Speeding is intensely dangerous for teen drivers because teens may not realize the effect of very high speeds. At very high speeds, a new driver, especially, may lose control of their car and may be unable to correct the situation. The results of any high-speed collision in Hollywood or your community can be devastating.

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Affordable car insurance may well be a safety concern. Being able to afford your premiums and finding a great deal can mean you are able to get better car insurance, meaning you may have more coverage in the event that you find yourself in a car accident in Homestead or your South Florida community.

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There are several ways you can save money so you can buy more coverage:

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Fatigued driving in Miami Beach and other South Florida communities is all too often the cause of serious accidents and collisions. Fatigued drivers can lose control of their vehicles and may even drift off behind the wheel. They can make poor judgements and have such poor motor control that their driving ability may be on par with that of drivers under the influence.

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Unfortunately, many of us have busy lives and end up tired at least part of the time. So how can we avoid car crashes? Luckily, there are ways to ensure you stay alert on the road:

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Preventing car accidents in Homestead and other communities can be surprisingly simple. In fact, authorities tell us that the majority of car accidents reported on the roads are preventable. If you’d like to stay safer and enjoy safer commutes, follow these tips:

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1) Put away distractions before getting behind the wheel.

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