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Motorcycles are a wonderful way to enjoy the freedom of the road, especially with the great whether southern Florida is known for. However, motorcycle accidents also tend to occur at a higher rate when compared with accidents involving other vehicles. The smaller footprint of a motorcycle can make it harder for other motorists to see and motorcyclists are more at risk from negligence and recklessness on the part of motorists. In addition, motorcycles don’t have the stability of four wheels and can more easily slide or tip, especially with high speed and on turns.

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Nevertheless, there are ways to ride a motorcycle safely. You can improve your chances of safety by following these tips:

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Head trauma after a car accident in Homestead or your community can be devastating. A head injury can affect your ability to take care of yourself, go to work and just about every other element in your life. Serious head trauma can cause significant symptoms, such as memory loss, cognitive difficulties, dizziness, loss of consciousness and other serious disorders which can impact your day-to-day life.

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Two Types of Head Injuries

If you have been in a car crash in Homestead or any community, it is important to rule out the possibility of a head injury immediately. Head injuries in a car accident are usually caused by two things: a penetrative injury or an internal injury. A penetrative injury is usually fairly easy to see. It occurs when an item, such as a piece of metal, pierces the skull.

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Car accidents in Hollywood and South Florida happen for many reasons, including drunk driving, mechanical failure, and other problems. One common reason for car accidents involves poor visibility. When drivers can’t see what’s in front of them, they can’t react in time to avoid a crash.

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Visibility on the road is affected by many things, including the weather, signage, street lights, car design, and other factors. However, there are many things you can do as a motorist to keep your visibility high to reduce your risk of collisions:

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Self-driving cars have been around for a few years now and have gained a lot of attention. Some experts feel these autonomous vehicles could help prevent car crashes in Hollywood and other cities and could even help prevent congestion in South Florida and other high-traffic areas.

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Safety is one of the biggest draws of self-driving cars. These vehicles use sensors and algorithms to detect dangerous situations and other cars nearby, reacting quickly to prevent crashes. By eliminating human error—one of the most common causes of car crashes in  Hollywood and other cities—experts say autonomous vehicles could see fewer car crashes.

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Hitting a dog while driving can cause a serious accident. If you swerve or step on the brakes to avoid hitting the animal, you could crash into another car or object, and the crash can cause serious head injuries, back trauma, and other serious or even permanent injuries.

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Even if you walk away without a scratch, the trauma of hitting an animal can be significant. You may also have to pay for veterinary bills and your car may suffer damages as well. In these situations, the owner of the dog is generally considered liable since they are responsible for ensuring their pet does not run loose. You may have a claim against the dog owner’s homeowner’s policy or you may have other legal options.

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Whether you’re buying a used car for your teenager or are buying a previously-owned car to enjoy summer in Florida this year, you’ll need to use a few extra precautions to stay safe on the roads. Used cars can be quite safe, but they don’t always come with the same warranties and safety features as newer vehicles.

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New vehicles sold by dealers generally have the latest safety equipment and are required to meet current guidelines for safety. In the event of a recall, dealers will contact their clients to tell them about the issue. If there ever is a mechanical problem with your car, you can generally bring it back to the dealership for assistance. With used cars, you simply may not have all these benefits.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Florida leads the nation for motorcycle fatalities. This is especially troubling, since according to the AAA, about one in five motorcycle riders in the state does not have insurance.

According to the NHTSA, about 19% of the fatal accidents on Florida’s roads involve motorcycles. Some safety groups and the AAA blame Florida’s motorcycle helmet laws for at least some of the problem, noting that fatalities have doubled since the state repealed a helmet law. Currently, adult riders of motorcycles can choose not to wear a helmet, as long as they have adequate insurance coverage.

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RVs are a great way to travel and to see Southern Florida. These vehicles are very popular in the state, since the warm weather makes Hollywood and the rest of Florida a great place to visit by RV. Although RVs can be a safe way to travel, each year people are injured and killed in camper and RV accidents in Hollywood and across the country.

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You can RV safely if you:

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Statistics show that one out of 17 car accidents in this country involve collisions with wildlife. In addition to wildlife, residents in Hollywood and other South Florida communities may also find themes in crashes involving pets and domestic animals.

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It’s not a situation anyone wants to find themselves in, but no matter how careful you are an animal may jump in front of your car, causing a collision. There are several things you can do ahead of time to prevent these types of collisions. For example, you can drive sober and distraction-free and use your headlights to see ahead.

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Towing your boat to the water can be a risk, especially if the hitch does not work correctly or if your boat swings all over the road. You don’t want your boat crash into someone else’s car or to flip on the side of the road.

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There are many reasons why towing a boat in Fort Lauderdale or your community poses a car accident risk:

  • The boat creates new blind spots
  • The boat adds weight and changes how your car handles
  • The trailer may not work correctly so that the boat or trailer may come loose
  • You may have less control on turns and the trailer may swing wide

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