Articles Posted in Automobile Accidents

Halloween driving can put pedestrians at risk. On Halloween, children may be running around trick or treating or enjoying the holiday. That, combined with parties on October 31, can create the risk of pedestrian accidents in Homestead and other cities.

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Whether you have children or not, there are several things you can do to reduce your risk of traffic collisions:

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Car accidents involving cars on the road injure children, but some child car injuries in Hollywood are caused by vehicles accidentally set in motion. When children are left alone in a car, they tend to explore and can manage to start the vehicle and cause it to roll forward or backward. If the car is parked on a hill or a slope, the vehicle can roll towards another vehicle, towards traffic, or towards a tree or solid object. A vehicle set in motion with child passengers can cause devastating head injuries, fractures, and other serious injuries.

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Most cars made after 2006 have a BTSI (brake transmission shift interlock system), which means the driver has to engage the brake to get the car out of park. This can help prevent vehicles accidentally set in motion, but children can still accidentally set a car in motion. Older cars do not have BTSI and are a risk.

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Tourists arrive in Florida during the spring and summer to take advantage of the many festivals and special events this area of the nation has to offer. As school is let out for the summer, especially, many families and college students choose to come to Southern Florida to take advantage of the beaches, nigh life, culture, and food Miami has to offer.

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Unfortunately, more people on the roads and more big events can also mean a greater risk of traffic collisions. If you are a resident in Miami, there are a few things you will want to do to ensure you stay safe:

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Nursing home residents often reside in nursing homes because they cannot easily handle tasks such as grooming, cooking, and driving. Many facilities in Hollywood and Florida offer these services. For example, many nursing homes will have a shuttle or a way to transport residents to doctor’s appointments, specialists, and out for shopping.

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Unfortunately, traffic accidents can happen if nursing homes are not careful when transporting residents. Accidents and collisions can occur due to:

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Train crossings pose a special risk for cars. Each year, car and train accidents in South Florida and across the nation cause devastating injuries to passengers. Smaller vehicles simply have no chance against a large train, and in many cases trains cannot stop in time to avoid a disaster. This type of collision is highly likely to result in fatalities, so you will want to follow these tips to stay safe:

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New research published in the CMAJ examined 281,826 people hurt in car crashes and 26,831 individuals hurt in motorcycle crashes, concluding that motorcycle crashes resulted in three times the injuries when compared to incidents involving cars. Severe injuries were ten times more likely with motorcycle accidents than with car crashes. Motorcycle crashes also cost twice the average cost of car collisions.

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Since motorcycle accidents are so dangerous, you will want to do all you can to prevent collisions:

  • Get rider training. One on one training with a professional instructor can help you learn how to go into a slide safely, how to avoid accidents and how to ride responsibly. Even a few budget friendly training sessions can go a long way towards making sure you have the tools and resources available to become the strongest motorcyclist possible.

Age-appropriate safety restraint systems are one of the best ways to prevent childhood injury to young passengers. If you are ever in a car collision in Hollywood or any Florida community, having your child in an appropriate safety seat can help them avoid more serious injury. It could even save their lives.

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One of the best things you can do for your child when you drive them around is to buckle them into the right safety restraint system for their age. You should use weight and age guidelines, but in general you will want to use this guide to choose the right option:

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Motorcycles are a wonderful way to enjoy the freedom of the road, especially with the great whether southern Florida is known for. However, motorcycle accidents also tend to occur at a higher rate when compared with accidents involving other vehicles. The smaller footprint of a motorcycle can make it harder for other motorists to see and motorcyclists are more at risk from negligence and recklessness on the part of motorists. In addition, motorcycles don’t have the stability of four wheels and can more easily slide or tip, especially with high speed and on turns.

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Nevertheless, there are ways to ride a motorcycle safely. You can improve your chances of safety by following these tips:

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At this time of year, many teenagers are thrilled at the prospect of driving. If your teenager is new to driving, especially, he or she may be excited to get behind the wheel. Before they do, there are several subjects you will want to talk about to ensure your teen has the lowest risk of car collisions in Hollywood or your community.

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Choose  a relaxed time when you and your teen have plenty of time to talk. Approach the conversation as a mutual discussion. Your teen is more likely to listen if you ask questions and ask for their ideas about safe driving, too.

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Wrong way car collisions in Hollywood and other Florida communities are often serious crashes.  These collisions tend to cause head-on crashes and significant injuries as well as fatalities. In many cases, drinking and driving is involved. Often occurring after who in the morning and in the early morning hours, these traffic accidents are generally fully preventable.

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Wrong way collisions can occur as a result of different situations:

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