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Halloween is a fun time for children and adults alike to dress up and enjoy some candy. Unfortunately, while trick-or-treating may be less common this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some children are still sick trick-or-treating. In addition, people may be heading out for parties and events. Many communities in South Florida are creating their own rules for having a spooky yet safe holiday.

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In addition to the risk of the pandemic, Halloween does come with its risk of car collisions. To avoid them, you will want to:

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A study published in 2008 in the Journal of the American Medical Association studied federal election days between 1976 and 2007 and found that car collisions are more common during the voting hours on election day. In fact, 800 more people sustain serious injury and 24 more people sustain fatal injuries during voting hours on election day when compared with any other Tuesday during the months of November and October.

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There are many types of car accidents which can occur on election day in Hollywood and across South Florida:

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Rear end shunt accidents in Homestead occur when a vehicle smashes into the rear end of another vehicle. These types of accidents are especially common at intersections and at red lights, where cars are coming to a stop and slowing down.

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These collisions can cause a range of symptoms and injuries, including whiplash, fractures, facial injuries, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and even fatalities. In many cases, they are caused by inattention on the part of a driver who smashes in to the car in front of them. If someone does not leave enough space for the car in front of them, a rear end collision can easily happen.

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Many car crashes in Hollywood are due to human error and are caused by issues such as distracted driving, fatigue, and other issues. While there are liable parties, these crashes are not caused intentionally but rather by reckless or negligent behavior.

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However, in recent days with protests we have seen on-purpose crashes involving drivers who have purposely driven into a crowd in order to hurt people. Unfortunately, on purpose car accidents are not as rare as they should be. In some cases, drivers cause collisions not through negligence but through wrongful, deliberate acts.

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If your workplace continues to be open with the COVID-19 pandemic, you may still be driving to work frequently right now, and that can still mean you are concerned about car crashes in Homestead or your community. Even though the rush hour may be less rushed, there are still risks. You can still be in an accident and in fact the situation right now, with its worries and distractions, can be a danger on the road.

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Fortunately, there are things you can do to help reduce your risk:

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The COVID-19 pandemic is changing many areas of our lives. Many of us are working from home, checking in on elderly loved ones, and concerned about the future. We’re consuming more news and may be feeling some anxiety. In addition to affecting our everyday lives, the current situation and the stress it can produce can impact our ability to drive safely in a few ways:

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Trying to catch a flight can be stressful. Getting to Miami airport or any airport area safely can be challenging because these areas tend to attract many people and many airports routinely undergo construction, which means detours, crowds, and difficulty getting around. Signage may not always be ideal and the inconvenience of missing a flight can mean you may be tempted to rush.

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When you’re heading to Miami airport or any local airport from Hollywood, you may be at risk of a collision. People dropping off or picking up passengers can create a lot of chaos near the airport and drivers may be distracted by looking for a gate or drop-off area. In addition, airports can be confusing, with cars, taxis, pedestrians, and other road users all sharing the same space and all focused on getting to their next destination. If you are traveling early in the morning or late at night, you may also be dealing with fatigued or groggy drivers, further adding to the risk.

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At this time of year, many Hollywood residents are spending more time in retail centers across South Florida. You are likely driving to many shopping areas to cross off your holiday shopping list. Unfortunately, so is everyone else. The added traffic and the realities of holiday driving can put you at risk of car accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida.

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Surprisingly, parking lots are one of the sites where accidents can easily happen. Even though these accidents tend not to be fatal, they can be devastating. It is not uncommon for these collisions to lead to fractures, head injuries, crushing injuries, and even fatalities. Parking lots at this time of year get very busy and they include shoppers walking around, children running around, cars, and large trucks making deliveries. All of these people and vehicles sharing a small space can result in collisions.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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