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With Thanksgiving weekend right around the corner, residents of Hollywood and southern Florida need to be aware of the risks of car accidents during this time of year. Larger numbers of people on the road, holiday stress, drinking at holiday parties and other factors all contribute to distracted driving, drunk driving and a variety of causes of serious pedestrian and car accidents

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There are several things you’ll want to do to stay safe that weekend:

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Holiday weekends can mean an increased risk of drunk driving in Hollywood and across southern Florida. Unfortunately, while many drivers do make the right choice and avoid drinking and driving, there are of chances to make the wrong choices and some motorists do make the wrong decisions.

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There are several things you can do to prevent drunk driving accidents from affecting you and your family during the Thanksgiving weekend:

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Halloween night is a riskier time when it comes to pedestrian accidents in Hollywood and surrounding communities. There are more children on the roads and more pedestrians in the evening, when visibility is naturally lower. While kids are supposed to stay on the sidewalk and obey all traffic rules while trick-or-treating, the reality is that small children get excited and may run out in front of cars. While adults or older kids are supposed to be supervising younger kids, this doesn’t always happen.

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It is important for drivers of all ages to pay extra attention on October 31 to ensure unnecessary accidents don’t happen. There are a few ways you can ensure your Halloween traffic experience is safe:

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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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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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If you’ll be driving to see family in South Florida this holiday season, you will want to take extra precautions so you don’t find yourself in a car crash in Miami or another community. There are several ways to keep safe on the roads and to ensure your holiday season is pleasant:

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Labor Day weekend in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami is one last summer weekend to enjoy before school starts again. For many families, it marks the start of a season and involves barbecues, time spent together, and time on the water.

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For law enforcement, Labor Day weekend means more enforcement action to help communities prevent tragic car collisions. Many communities will have checkpoints set up to try to curb drunk driving, which can be an issue on holiday weekends. There are several things you can do to avoid drunk driving accidents this Labor Day weekend:

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Every July 4 weekend, police in Miami, Homestead, and other cities try to prevent drunk driving accidents. Unfortunately, the holiday weekend means more people are drinking and some of these revelers are making the choice to drive home after drinking.

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Don’t let this be you. Keep in mind that many private parties and many public festivities will be serving alcohol. Despite this, there are several ways to avoid DUI accidents in Miami and your community:

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