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Some experts believe that changing our clocks one hour during the spring and fall is linked to an increase in traffic accidents. In the future, Florida is considering becoming the first state to adopt daylight saving time all year long. This would mean later sunsets and sunrises in the winter months, when most tourists visit. It may also mean fewer people adjusting to a new schedule twice a year.

Even if the resolution passes, we might not see changes on our clocks until 2019 or even later. Until then, there are a few ways to keep yourself safe on the streets and reduce your risk of a trucking accident in Hollywood or your community:

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We all believe some myths because they are repeated so often, but some misconceptions can really do harm. Some of the most common myths surrounding truck accidents in Hollywood and South Florida could put you at risk of a collision or a serious injury.

How many of these common misconceptions do you believe?:

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At this time of year, many people are focusing on romance and dating. There lots of ways to meet new people to date, and one of the most common ones involves online dating and blind dates. If you’re meeting someone new for the first time, there are several dating tips you will want to follow to ensure you have a fun and safe time:


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If you have an elderly loved one who has Alzheimer’s, dementia, serious mobility problems, or other problems which require around-the-clock care, you may eventually have to make the difficult decision to place them in care. A high quality nursing home or other care environment can provide your family member with full-time medical care, a comfortable life, and the ability to live their life with dignity.


In fact, placing a loved one in proper care can mean a safer environment. Care homes and nursing homes are designed to help protect loved ones who can’t take care of themselves. They have an entire staff to help, which can be safer than having one family caregiver who does not have nursing or professional training.

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If you’re a young driver, you probably take your driving skills and freedoms very seriously. That’s great news. Here’s the problem: not everyone on the roads is as careful as you. If you’re a new driver and still working on your skills, one thing you may be a little nervous about sharing the road with big rigs, 18 wheelers, and other large trucks.


If you want to avoid car and truck accidents in Homestead or your city, we have some tips to help you avoid traffic collisions in Hollywood or your Florida city:

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Do you have a few minutes to spare for your safety? Even if you have a very busy schedule, the following 10-minute steps can help you make your Homestead home safer and can help you prevent serious injury:

1) Take a walk through your home, looking at cords.

Electrical cords are everywhere, and they can pose a fire hazard if they’re run under rugs or get worn down. During your ten minute walk through your home, unplug any appliances that have worn cords and set them aside for replacement or repairs. If you notice any cords running under carpets, remove them immediately. Unplug any appliances hooked up to extension cords.


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ATVs are ubiquitous on back roads in South Florida. They can be a fun way to experience the trails and off roads in and around Hollywood and the rest of the region. However, these vehicles can also pose a danger precisely because they are used on rough terrain. Rollovers and other types of accidents are not uncommon with these vehicles and each year people are seriously injured or even killed in ATV accidents.


Unfortunately, since children are allowed to ride ATVs, some of the worst tragedies involving these vehicles include minors. A small child thrown from an ATV or pinned under a vehicle is likely to suffer permanent or even fatal injuries.

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In Hollywood and across South Florida, children have access to a lot of water recreation. There are pools, waterways, and beaches to play in and many Floridians love taking to the water when the weather is warm (which is most of the year). The state has many waterways and because of the mild weather many homes have pools.


While all that water can be fun, it does present the risk of water-related injury. Children, however, are especially vulnerable to water injury and drowning in Hollywood and across the region. They may still be developing their swimming skills and they may not fully understand the dangers of water. If you have children, there are several things you can do to keep your kids safer in and around water:

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Florida has many waterways and while this presents wonderful opportunities for boating and recreation, the many boaters in Florida also make the state the leader when it comes to serious and fatal boat accidents.


One of the risks associated with boating is the risk of inebriated boating. Unfortunately, some people head out on the water after drinking or drink while boating. Just as in a car, this can lead to slower response times, fatigue, sleepiness, and poor judgment which can result in a collision. Each year, people fall overboard, drown, or crash into other boaters or into the shore because they’ve been drinking and boating. Boating under the influence is illegal in Fort Lauderdale and the rest of Florida, but it is still a serious problem.

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Florida sees an average of 55 tornadoes yearly, making it the third state in the nation when it comes to tornado activity. While most tornadoes in the state happen between January and April, many tornadoes also occur during October and November. Since tornadoes can occur at this time of year and since tornado season will be upon us soon after the holidays, this is a good time of year to get ready. You may be able to help your family avoid weather-related injury in Hollywood or your Florida home if you:

1) Create an emergency preparedness kit.

Your kit should include everything you need during and after a tornado. This should include water, food, medication, pet and child-care supplies, bedding, cash, a first aid kit, and anything else you need to weather out not only the tornado but also the time after the tornado when services may be suspended. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has a website with more information about getting an emergency kit ready.


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