Articles Posted in Automobile Accidents

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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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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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In Homestead and Southern Florida, we don’t have to worry about winter driving and winter car collisions very much. We are fortunate enough to be able to forget about ice, snow, and blizzards most years. However, if you are driving to other parts of the country for the holidays, you may be driving through winter weather.

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If you are used to driving in Southern Florida weather, you may not be used to snow and ice. In fact, you may be more vulnerable because you have less winter driving experience. To stay safe, make sure you:

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If you’ll be driving to see family in South Florida this holiday season, you will want to take extra precautions so you don’t find yourself in a car crash in Miami or another community. There are several ways to keep safe on the roads and to ensure your holiday season is pleasant:

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Car accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida often involve a motorist and their own vehicle. However, the workplace is also a common site for car crashes. Many workers need to drive a car as part of their job. Delivery personnel, for example, spend much of their time on the road. Even office workers who are asked to take a company car to run errands may find themselves in a crash. If they do, their collision is considered a workplace accident.

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Vehicle accidents are a frequent cause of workplace injuries in Hollywood and other communities, but in many cases they can be prevented with:

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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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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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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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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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