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Being in a car accident in Homestead or anywhere in South Florida is a stressful situation. You may worry about paying for car repair bills, missing time at work, or otherwise having your life turned upside down.

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Unfortunately, there are scammers who make the situation much worse by trying to defraud you when you are most vulnerable. Being aware of the most common scams can help you avoid some of the money drains fraudsters may impose on you.

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Some people who are injured in car crashes in Hollywood and Florida are injured through no fault of their own. Even if you are a very careful driver, other motorists may make poor decisions which cause serious injuries for you and your passengers. However, you are not totally without control. There are ways you can stay in the driver’s seat and at least reduce your risk of a car crash:

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Driving is one of the most dangerous things you do every day. Each year, many Hollywood passengers and motorists are seriously injured in car collisions. While there are many reasons for car crashes, distraction remains a key cause of many collisions. Unfortunately, it is difficult to accurately tell how many collisions are impacted by distracted motorists, since there are no tests to determine distraction.

Why Does Distracted Driving Happen?

One of the challenges of distraction is that it can be difficult to notice, even for a practiced driver. Distraction which is dangerous on the roads can occur for many reasons and in various ways:

Fog affects your ability to see and can make it harder for other drivers to see you. Each year, fog causes car collisions in South Florida, including in Hialeah and other communities. While you cannot control the weather, there are several things you can do to reduce the risk of being in a crash in these types of conditions:4

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If you’re heading to an amusement park in Miami or to any big festival or event anywhere in southern Florida, you may be at a higher risk of car accidents. The heavy traffic to and from the event as well as chaotic parking can conspire to create a higher-than-average crash risk.

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

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Aggressive driving in Hollywood and South Florida is a major problem. Aggressive driving can be as dangerous on our roads as drunk driving. Angry drivers can be so enraged that they may act in reckless or dangerous ways. They may cut others off, shout, speed, or weave in and out of lanes. All of this can cause an accident.

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Aggressive drivers are also distracted drivers. They may be so focused on their anger and on the drivers who are the target of their anger that they may be taking their eyes off the road. Certainly, their minds are not on safe driving. They may make mistakes or fail to react to situations correctly, potentially causing an accident.

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Elderly drivers have some habits that can help them avoid injury and car accidents. According to statistics, older drivers have more experience behind the wheel and are less likely to drink and drive than many younger drivers. In addition, senior drivers are statistically more likely to obey the speed limit and wear their seat belts.

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Unfortunately, senior drivers do face some challenges when driving. They can have a higher risk of car accidents when compared with other age groups. They are also more likely to be seriously or fatally injured in a car accident. Age-related conditions such as osteoporosis can mean more fractures and more serious fractures while other medical conditions can complicate car accident injuries.

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When you first got your license, you probably took driver’s education classes. If it was some time ago, you may not have needed to go through the graduated licensing process and you may only have gotten a few hours of instruction. Even if you received your license more recently, you likely only had about 10 hours of in-car instruction with a professional.

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Luckily, you aren’t limited to driver’s education classes. There are in fact many types of courses you can take to improve your driving skills and become a safer motorist.

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It can happen anywhere and at any time, even if your car is in good condition. One minute you’re driving along and the next minute your car is making a strange noise, grinding, or is coming to a complete stop. When this happens, your priority is to avoid a secondary car accident in Homestead  or your location while also protecting your personal safety.

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Here’s how you can do that:

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Your children are learning all sorts of useful things in school, but as a parent you are still your children’s most important teacher. One important thing you can teach your child is how to navigate traffic safely. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents in Hollywood, Miami, and the rest of Southern Florida are an especially big risk for children. Children may act impulsively, may be harder to spot, and may not have the skills needed to cross streets safely.

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As a parent, there are several things you can do to help your children:

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