At this time of year, holiday events many of us are on the road. Whether we’re dropping children off at holiday events at school or driving to family homes for holiday dinners, we’re spending more time in the car. This can lead to an increase in car accidents in Homestead for a few reasons:
Whether you’re traveling for a professional conference, business meeting, or other event, you may decide to take your car, a rental, or a company car instead of flying. While most business trips are productive, they can also be a hazard.
Driving for work can put you at risk of car accidents, especially if you’re distracted by work matters, are in an unfamiliar city, or are trying to tackle projects and aren’t getting as much sleep as usual. You may not know what parts of the city heavy traffic or other dangers and your sleep schedule have may change as you take part in work events. You may be risk of distracted driving or fatigued driving accidents.
Scientists know that brain development in teenagers is very different than brain structure in adults. Teenagers still have brains that are developing, which can make it harder for them to evaluate the long-term consequences of their actions. It is one reason why teens are not allowed to drink until they are older, since they need the extra time to grow and accumulate experience to ensure they can handle alcohol safely.
Teen drivers can fall prey to peer pressure or inexperience, which can contribute to car accidents. If you have a teen driver in Homestead or anywhere in South Florida, you may want to talk to them about safe driving. A safe driving plan can include:
Being in a car accident in Hollywood or South Florida can be a problem, leading to serious injury. However, there are other dangers on the road, too. For example, if your car breaks down on a highway or major road, you could be at risk of a secondary accident, pedestrian accident, and other injuries.
If you ever find your car breaking down on a major road or highway, there are a few things you will want to do to reduce your risk:
Driving alone at night in Homestead or anywhere in Florida comes with some added dangers. Fatigued driving accidents are more common at night, as are drunk driving accidents. Visibility is poor and more wildlife may be on the roads. Driving alone at night can also make you a possible target for potential criminals.
1) Improve visibility: Make sure you take care of your eyes and have the right lens prescription if you wear glasses on contact lenses. If you wear glasses, consider a no-glare coating so you can see well at night. Adjust the interior and dash light to further prevent glare. If you wear contact lenses, avoid driving at night after a full day of wearing contacts, when they may be dried and uncomfortable. Use headlights and high beams, as needed, to allow other drivers to see you.
When driving in Hollywood and Florida, rear-end shunt collisions and T-bone accidents are not the only things you need to worry about. While you may feel safe inside your car, instances of carjacking, attacks in parking lots, and other criminal activity in and around cars are not unheard of.
You need to consider personal safety when driving in Hollywood and South Florida, especially if you often travel alone and at night. These tips can help:
In Miami and across the state of Florida, trains are still used for commuting and for transporting heavy cargo. Train safety is paramount, especially for drivers. Each year, people are injured or killed because they get stuck on the train tracks or because they try to outdrive a train.
In fact, between January 2018 and September 2019, 90 people were killed on railways in Florida. If you drive in the South Florida area, make sure you review these safety tips and review them with any teen drivers you know:
Long before your children are old enough to drive in Hollywood, they will be in cars, being ferried to and from school and activities. They are still at risk of car accidents. Even more importantly, children are watching everything—including the driving habits of the adults who drive them around. They are forming their ideas of what driving should look like.
For these reasons, it’s imperative that you talk to your children about road safety, even if their sixteenth birthday is still a long way off. Some of the topics you should cover include:
Getting a driver’s license is an exciting moment for many teens, but most teens get their licenses after only a few hours of instruction. Even new drivers who do attend driver education classes often get only limited one on one time with a professional instructor. In group classes, teens may only get limited time behind the wheel of a car for solid practice.
There are many signs that your teen may need more driving instruction. If your teen is not confident behind the wheel of a car, if their insurance rates are high, or if they have been in fender benders or close calls, these are all signs that additional training and education may be beneficial.
Recently, the news was filled with stories about comedian Kevin Hart suffering serious injuries in a car collision. This has meant that more people are talking about back injuries caused by car accidents.
In Miami and across South Florida, back trauma and back injuries and common result of car accidents. The most common back injuries following a car accident include: