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Children growing into their teenage years are developing socially, emotionally, and cognitively. They are also often testing boundaries and seeking independence. While these are all healthy stages, however, in some cases it can make it harder to convince tweens to do things which are healthy—such as wearing seatbelts.

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There’s no compromise when it comes to buckling up: wearing seatbelts can be one of the best ways to reduce the risk of serious injury if you and your child are ever in a car crash in Hollywood or your community. But how can you ensure your child buckles up each time? There are a few options:

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Teenagers still need to get the message about seatbelts, with research showing that 16-24 is the age group using these life-saving devices least. In fact, most fatal car accidents involving teens include teenagers not wearing seatbelts.

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There are many reasons why teens may not device to wear seat belts. It may be an expression of independence or rebellion. In some cases, teens may simply have a hard time believing they might get in a car crash or be seriously injured. No matter what the cause, the result is the same: in many car collisions in Hollywood and Florida, teens are not taking the basic precaution which can keep them safe.

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If you are pregnant, getting things to fit will eventually be a problem. This can especially be an issue if what you’re trying to fit is a seat belt.

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Seat belts provide the best protection for all passengers in a collision. If you are expecting, a seat belt can save your life and your baby’s. However, the way you wear your seat belt will change, depending on your trimester. Wearing your seat belt incorrectly can mean a danger to yourself and your baby. If you wear your seat belt across your belly, for example, the sudden movement and pressure of the belt in a crash can push onto your stomach. It can cause the placenta to tear away or can cause other serious injuries.

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Seat belts save lives. In fact, more than 62,000 lives were saved by seat belts between 2008 and 2012. While they are not as high-tech as many other safety features of today’s cars, seat belts remain one of the most important inventions when it comes to car safety.

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In the event of a collision, seat belts keep you inside the car, which is crucial. Being thrown from the vehicle dramatically increases your chances of fatal head injuries. In addition, being thrown around the inside of the car can cause fractures and other serious injuries. A seat belt keeps you in place, even if your car rolls over, helping you to avoid some injuries.

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If you are a business leader or entrepreneur with employees, you may be relying on employees to run errands, take a company car to pick up clients, or otherwise may be expecting your employees to drive as part of their work. If this is the case or if you have company cars, your liability may be considerably greater. Each time your employees are in an accident, your insurance costs and overhead costs may rise. Not properly training and not taking steps to reduce distracted driving at work can also mean some of your valued team members get injured.

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Distracted driving in Hollywood and Florida is a special concern at work because drivers aren’t just trying to get to their destination. They’re also often multitasking or thinking of work as a drive. This can create a situation where they can get into a distracted driving accident. Fortunately, there are things you can do as a business leader to prevent distracted driving accidents among employees:

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Age-appropriate safety restraint systems are one of the best ways to prevent childhood injury to young passengers. If you are ever in a car collision in Hollywood or any Florida community, having your child in an appropriate safety seat can help them avoid more serious injury. It could even save their lives.

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One of the best things you can do for your child when you drive them around is to buckle them into the right safety restraint system for their age. You should use weight and age guidelines, but in general you will want to use this guide to choose the right option:

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Bicycle accidents in Hollywood and across Florida are all too common. In fact, in past years, Southern Florida has been ranked as among the most dangerous places in the country for bikers.

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Bicycle accidents have a high rate of injury, because bikers have so few layers of protection. A collision between a bike and a car are likely to lead to head injuries, internal injuries, whiplash and even fatalities. In almost all cases, it is the bicyclist who suffers the most serious injuries. Sadly, many bicycle accidents involve children.

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Bicycling is great exercise. It can get your pulse racing and can give you a whole-body workout  while strengthening your core and offering cardio exercise. In a world where many of us spend too much time being sedentary and obesity is a serious health concern, bicycling is a great way to stay active and even enjoy the great outdoors.

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Despite all its benefits, however, bicycling accidents in Hollywood are still a concern for anyone who chooses to exercise this way. While the state and local municipalities have taken steps to reduce the number of bicycle accidents, far too many bikers are injured or even killed on our roads. To keep yourself safer while you exercise, be sure to follow these tips:

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For many teens, a driver’s license is a sign of independence. However, the CDC lists driver independence as the leading cause of the estimated 2,300 teen driver fatalities sustained in 2015 alone. According to the CDC, parents play a crucial role in teen driver safety.

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It comes down to more than you being a role model. There are several things you can do to ensure your child doesn’t have so much independence that they are at risk of a Hollywood traffic accident:

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Bicycling is a popular way to spend an afternoon or a day in Hollywood and across South Florida. It’s great exercise, a family-friendly activity, and a fun solo excursion, too. Bicycling lets us enjoy the sights, fresh air, sunshine, and natural beauty Florida is famous for and even allows us to head to spaces where cars are not allowed.

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It’s no wonder this form of activity is so popular.

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