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Mercedes-Benz has announced an ambitious plan called Vision Zero. The goal is to offer accident-free driving for all Mercedes-Benz cars by the year 2025. By 2030, the company has a goal of greatly reducing injuries and car accident deaths in its cars.

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How does the car manufacturer hope to do that? They will be using:

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Residents of Hollywood and other parts of South Florida sometimes live in Florida only part-time. Whether you’re a snowbird or have a second home out of state, your car may be sitting in a garage or storage unit while you’re out of town.

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Keeping your car parked for weeks or months, though, can affect the safety of your vehicle. When parked or in storage for a while, cars can suffer from several issues:

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Public transportation has several benefits. It can reduce pollution, provide transportation options for more people, and create more walkable cities. In Florida, many towns were developed with cars in mind, but now experts are looking for ways to encourage more sustainable options, too.

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Getting to school can be one of the riskiest things your children do. No matter what transportation option you and your kids choose, they are at risk of car accidents, bicycle accidents, or pedestrian accidents. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the risk.

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In Westchester and other South Florida communities, new drivers take drivers’ education classes before getting their license and today many driver education programs focus on defensive driving. It is also possible to take specialized defensive driving classes, either as a new driver or as refresher courses at any time.

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Defensive driving training teaches you to drive with a focus on prevention. The goal is to teach drivers to think a few moves ahead, to stay very focused, and to be prepared for the unexpected. Defensive driving also works to reduce the risk of human error and car collisions.

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In Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties, car accidents happen every day. They have many possible reasons, but many people overlook litter and debris as a cause of crashes. While litter can be unsightly on South Florida roads, it can also pose a danger to drivers. Driving over larger pieces of debris can cause drivers to lose control, and motorists can also get into a collision if they swerve to avoid an item on the road.

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In addition, debris on the road can be large enough to block traffic or sharp enough to puncture tires, leading to crashes. For smaller vehicles, such as bicycles and motorcycles, debris can be especially dangerous, since even small debris can cause these vehicles to lose control. Some forms of spills on the road, such as chemical spills, can lead to exposure and even fires.

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Crosswalks in Cutler Bay and other South Florida communities are intended to designate clear areas for pedestrians to safely cross the street and to help drivers identify where pedestrians may be crossing. Despite this, however, intersection accidents and pedestrian accidents in Cutler Bay and other communities continue to happen.

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Both motorists and pedestrians can take steps to make our streets safer for everyone. For example, both can teach their children about crosswalk safety. In addition, pedestrians can reduce their risk of injury if they:

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Our state of mind when we drive is an important element in staying safe on the road. Drivers who are aggressive and lose their temper pose a real threat and do cause injuries and fatalities each year. While it’s normal to get frustrated if someone cuts you off, aggressive driving is defined by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA as a situation where “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses to endanger other persons or property.”

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Driving is the most dangerous thing most of us do every day. Unfortunately, car collisions in North Miami cause many fatalities and serious injuries each year. While you cannot impact how other drivers behave, you can reduce your risk of injuries and collisions by the actions you take.

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Here are ten things you can start doing today to stay safer when you get into your car:

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 8000 car accidents across the country each year are caused by tire problems. If you live in Homestead, Hollywood, or any South Florida community, you don’t have to deal with snow tires or the effects on ice on your tires. However, tire safety can still help you avoid some collisions.

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You may have seen debris from tire blowouts on Hollywood and South Florida roads. These types of incidents can happen if a tire rolls over a sharp object on the road but can also happen if a tire becomes worn down or overheats. Tire blowouts can also happen due to tire defects.

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