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In 2018 so far, there have been 35 fatalities caused by children being left behind in cars. These tragedies can be prevented, and it is especially important that parents in Miami and across South Florida be aware of the problem, since temperatures can be so high in this part of the country.

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There are many factors which can contribute to this tragedy. One is that children are small and are usually kept in the rear seat for their own safety. This can make them easy to overlook in the rear-view mirror and when you walk away from the car, especially if they fall asleep. In addition, children are more susceptible than adults to overheating, so even a short while in a hot car can be fatal.

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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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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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If you have child passengers, age-appropriate car seats are one of the best ways to protect them. In the event of a car crash in Homestead or your community, a car seat keeps a child safe and prevents them from being ejected from the car or being thrown about the interior. This can help minimize head trauma, spinal cord damage and other serious injuries.

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Children are unique because their bodies and spinal cords are still developing. This puts them at an increased risk of serious injuries, especially before the age of six or so. Age-appropriate car seat are designed to mitigate this risk in the event of a crash, helping child passengers improve the odds of surviving a serious car crash.

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Commutes during the morning rush hour can be hectic and can mean a risk of car accidents in Hollywood or your community. Mornings during the school year, especially, can be complicated and busy, which can lead to crashes and collisions.

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This year, you can make the commute to and from school a little easier by planning ahead. This is the perfect time of year to reevaluate the school run and find new ways to keep your children safe:

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Buying a new car seat for your child is one of the first purchases you may make as you plan on a new addition to your family. While using a car seat is the law in Hollywood and across Florida and while parents understand the importance of having a car seat, having the safety device is not enough. To prevent infant and child injuries in a Hollywood car accident, you need to use the car seat correctly.

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Statistics show a significant portion of families do not use car seats in a way that will offer the child maximum protection in a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for example, 75% of car seats are not installed properly. Using a car seat incorrectly can be as dangerous as not using one at all.

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A good safety restraint system for your child is the best way to protect your child in the event you are in an accident. While you are driving your child around to school, preschool, or doctor’s appointments, a baby seat or booster seat helps keep them safe. If you are ever in a car accident in Hollywood or any community, a safety restraint system will keep your child from being thrown from the vehicle or from being tossed around inside your car, preventing injury or reducing the severity of injury.

In Florida, baby seats are the law. They’re also just good parenting sense, but with so many options on the market today many parents are confused about which products to buy. The most important thing is to buy the best seat you can and to have it installed and used correctly every time your child is driven somewhere.

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If you have children, you’re probably very familiar with the school run. Getting your children to school may be a big part of your mornings. However, lots of other parents in Hollywood and South Florida are doing the same thing – and that can mean a lot of traffic as well as the risk of traffic accidents. Luckily, there are things you can do to make mornings easier.

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The Night Before

You can save a lot of distraction and hurry on your morning drive with a few things you can do before each school night:

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Now that school is back in session, your children may be relying on the school bus to get to and from school safely. Studies have shown that school bus accidents in Hollywood and the rest of the country are far rarer than car accidents, but injuries involving school buses still do occur and parents have every right to be concerned about their children’s safety.

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While taking a school bus to school is safer than walking or getting a ride in a car, children are not invulnerable. The biggest dangers are when children are heading to or from the school bus. Injuries can also occur while the bus is in motion – especially if children get up from their seats.

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