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It’s always a good idea to know the basics of preventing traffic accidents in Tamarac and other South Florida cities. While we all want to drive safely and prevent car accidents, we don’t need to know little-known hacks to do so. Often, it’s a good grasp of the basics of the road and the application of those rules that makes the biggest impact.

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If you want to prevent collisions, make sure you follow these basics:

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Statistics show that while most teenagers understand the dangers of drinking and driving, an alarming number of teens still choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to one 2011 study, one in four teens stated they would ride with a driver who was under the influence of prescription drugs or marijuana.

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Simply telling your teens about the dangers of drinking and driving may not be enough. But experts say there are ways to get the message across. If you want your teen to avoid becoming involved in a DUI crash in Homestead or your community, consider:

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If you have children, car seats are essential. Age-appropriate safety seats can help protect your child in the event of a car accident in Homestead or your hometown. However, safety seats are useless unless they are used consistently and properly.

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If you want to keep your smallest passengers safe, there are several things you will want to do to ensure your car seats offer maximum protection:

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Police and law enforcement across Southern Florida are working to ensure everyone enjoys a safe and fun New Year’s eve. However, drunk driving in Hollywood and across the region continues to be a concern. Each year, some drivers choose to make the wrong decisions when celebrating the new year, and innocent pedestrians and passengers sometimes get hurt.

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To keep you and your loved ones safe this year, make sure you: Continue reading →

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Seniors tend to be safer drivers in many ways, as they are less likely to speed when compared with other age groups, and may be less likely to drive drunk or engage in risky behaviors. Nevertheless, seniors also have higher risks of crashes when compared with other age groups, in part due to changes in road conditions and in part due to age-related conditions.

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Someone who has been driving since they were 16 and is now a senior has been driving for decades. The world, traffic, cars, and the pace of driving have all changed significantly in that time. In addition, seniors may be subject to age-related macular degeneration, vision problems, mobility issues, dementia, and other conditions which can negatively impact driving and which can be a higher risk with age.

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Multitasking, or trying to accomplish several tasks at once, has been linked with increased inefficiency as well as distracted driving. Distracted driving in Homestead and across the state is a serious problem. When drivers take their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel, or their mind from the task of driving, accidents can and do result. Multitasking can also increase the risk of workplace injury and other types of injuries, since studies show we are not as adept at juggling multiple thoughts or tasks as we think.

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Most experts agree monotasking is important, especially with higher-risk activities such as driving. Monotasking means focusing on one activity at a time rather than many things. Monotasking means staying mindful and in the moment rather than daydreaming or thinking about the next activity. Studies have suggested this approach can make you more productive and safer—both at work and while driving. There are many ways you can ensure you monotask to reduce the risk of a car accident:

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To accept any settlement offer after a car accident in Hollywood, you need to know the full cost of your accident. How much money will truly cover all the expenses related to your accident and injuries?

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This can be a surprisingly challenging question to answer, because a car accident can affect your life in so many ways. Your car accident may end up costing more than you realize because you may end up having to pay for:

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During this time of year, distracted driving is an especially common problem. More people have multiple things to do and most of us are thinking about holiday lists, events, and shopping. With more to do more to accomplish before the end of the year, it’s easy to get distracted.

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Unfortunately, distracted driving in Hollywood and across southern Florida is a serious problem. Even a few seconds of inattention can lead to a pedestrian accident, intersection accident, or even multiple vehicle collision in Hollywood or your community. To avoid distracted driving this year, you’ll want to:

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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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Drunk driving accidents in Homestead and other communities continue to be a problem, especially at this time of year. These collisions are entirely preventable and even one drunk driving accident is too much. Luckily, there are many things you can do to stay safe this holiday season:

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