Articles Tagged with motor vehicle

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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Traffic collisions in Hollywood and Florida can be terrifying and can leave you not only with physical scars and pain, but also emotional trauma. If you have been seriously injured or have been in a serious car accident, it can be difficult to get back behind the wheel. You may be feeling anxious or worried about being in another car accident. You may trust other drivers around you less, making it hard for you to make the right decisions on the roads.

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If the idea of getting back on the road leaves you shaky, keep in mind that there are several things you can do to ease back into driving:

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May is National Bicycle Month, according to the League of American Bicyclists. It’s an important month for bikers in Hollywood and other parts of South Florida.

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Given the many green spaces and the mild weather in Florida, it’s not surprising that many Florida and Hollywood residents and tourists enjoy hopping on their bicycles to explore the coast and the cities of the state. Unfortunately, Florida has consistently ranked poorly when it comes to pedestrian and bicycle safety. If you want to cycle around South Florida, keep these safety tips in mind:

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. If you love the freedom of the open road, this is a good time to review safety to make sure that you are doing everything possible to avoid a traffic accident in Hollywood or your community.

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Unfortunately, motorcyclists face additional safety challenges because their vehicles offer fewer layers of protection than a car, which surrounds passengers. Cars are also sometimes negligent when driving around motorcyclists and take added risks which put motorcyclists in danger.

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