Articles Tagged with motor vehicle

RVs are a fun way to drive from Hollywood to other destinations in South Florida or across the country. Many South Florida residents love trailers and RVs because they combine a mode of transport and accommodation, making travel more affordable and convenient.

However, RVs also pose dangers. These larger vehicles are difficult to handle in many cases and come with many more blind spots than passenger cars. They are bulkier to maneuver and may stop differently when compared with cars. In addition, many drivers do not get training on driving these larger vehicles.

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In Hollywood, Miami and other South Florida communities, golf is a very popular activity. The warm weather allows for golfing year-round and the region has some of the best greens in the country. Golf carts are a part of the game and with a large population of seniors in South Florida, golf carts are often used to get around a course.

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However, golf carts are not just used at the golf course. In many cases, residents use these vehicles to get around. In fact, street-legal golf carts are permitted by federal laws on streets with speed limits of 35 mph. Putting golf carts, even street-legal ones, on the road with much larger vehicles which are allowed to drive much faster can be dangerous.

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has declared May to be motorcycle safety awareness month. As part of the effort to reduce motorcycle accidents in Hollywood and other Florida cities, FDOT has partnered with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) to offer affordable motorcycle safety courses. If you ride, this is an ideal opportunity to get some classes to stay safer on the roads.

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In addition to taking courses, there are several things you can do to stay safer on your motorcycle and in your car during May and for the rest of the year:

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Tourists are quite common in Hollywood, Miami, and other parts of southern Florida. At this time of year, events and the summer season mean that tourists are arriving across the region. While tourists do bring a great boost to the economy, they may not be familiar with local streets or even local laws and driving conditions, which can put them at risk of pedestrian car accidents in Hollywood and other local communities.

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If you live in the area, you will want to take steps now to help prevent car accidents involving tourists:

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New studies about electric scooters show what many parents in Homestead and other communities already know: e-scooters are responsible for serious injuries. While popular, electric scooters caused thousands of injuries last year and there is growing concern about the life-threatening injuries possible with this mode of transportation.

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Unfortunately, many injuries with these devices affect children under the age of 18. Common injuries include head trauma, fractures, facial abrasions, and other serious injuries. You can reduce your risk of collisions if you:

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Limousines are usually hired to celebrate a big event such as a wedding or prom. This makes limousine accidents in Hollywood all the more devastating, as individuals celebrating a milestone in their lives are faced with a collision and the consequences.

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You can reduce the risk of injuries and a limo crash by seeking a reputable limo company for your event. Be sure to ask the limo company about their drivers, training, and screening processes, and ask to see written proof of a driver’s experience and qualifications. In the limo, remain sober and use a seatbelt. Never sit up on the sunroof or lean outside the sunroof or windows.

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Autonomous cars were initially seen as a safer option on our roads because they can reduce the number of human errors which can cause traffic crashes in Hollywood and other Florida communities. However, some crashes involving self-driving cars have raised questions about the true safety of these vehicles.

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Can these cars reduce the number of car and pedestrian accidents in Hollywood and around the country, or do they merely change the types of dangers we face on our roads?

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If you’re in a car accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, one of the things you may first consider is the identity of the at-fault driver. In some cases, weather conditions seem to be the cause of the accident and you may wonder whether there is an at-fault driver at all or whether the entire collision can be blamed on bad weather.

Florida has lots of bad weather, including terrible storms, heavy rains, and other serious weather systems. If you’re injured in an accident in inclement weather, do you have a claim? Or is it just the conditions that are to blame?

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New research published in the CMAJ examined 281,826 people hurt in car crashes and 26,831 individuals hurt in motorcycle crashes, concluding that motorcycle crashes resulted in three times the injuries when compared to incidents involving cars. Severe injuries were ten times more likely with motorcycle accidents than with car crashes. Motorcycle crashes also cost twice the average cost of car collisions.

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Since motorcycle accidents are so dangerous, you will want to do all you can to prevent collisions:

  • Get rider training. One on one training with a professional instructor can help you learn how to go into a slide safely, how to avoid accidents and how to ride responsibly. Even a few budget friendly training sessions can go a long way towards making sure you have the tools and resources available to become the strongest motorcyclist possible.

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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