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What are some safety tips for traveling with children?

Summer road trips are a wonderful experience when the whole family is in tow. However, going on long road trips with your kids can be complicated, especially when traveling with younger children prone to boredom. If you plan on taking your kids on an extended journey this summer, Parents Magazine offers the following advice to ensure you and your children remain safe and secure. 

Crash near Tallahassee kills two teens

New teen drivers in Naples need to be given the opportunity to gain experience behind the wheel. At the same time, that need must be weighed against the increased potential they have collectively demonstrated for engaging in reckless driving. Indeed, statistics show that teens are more likely to drive dangerously (such as speeding, driving while intoxicated, or driving at odd hours). Such tendencies cause them to pose a greater risk of causing car accidents. Sadly, those affected by such accidents often experience devastating consequences. 

Collision in The Villages kills two teens

Parents in Naples no doubt feel a certain amount of excitement when their children reach the driving age. The prospect of not having to drive them to their different activities may be seen as a welcome relief. Yet at the same time, that relief is likely also accompanied by a sense of trepidation that comes from knowing the dangers that can come with driving. Teen drivers in particular stand at a greater risk of being involved in car accident due to their inexperience behind the wheel. Studies have also shown that said inexperience can make them more likely to engage in unsafe driving practices, the consequences of which can often prove to be deadly. 

Motor vehicle accidents and travel plans

When people examine the consequences of car crashes, they may look at the physical, emotional and financial toll of these wrecks. To be sure, there are many ways in which victims suffer, whether they are disabled, struggle with negative emotions or cannot pay bills following the accident. However, there are other reasons why car accidents can be so disruptive for victims and their loved ones. For example, people may have to cancel their travel plans because of a difficult car crash, which can be very devastating.

The risk of an accident during rush hour

Motor vehicle collisions occur at all times of the day, but certain periods, such as rush hour, can be particularly dangerous. During rush hour, many drivers are trying to get home after a long day at work. Drivers may be tired, or they may be frustrated as a result of a difficult day or congested traffic, which can lead to aggressive driving. Moreover, with so many cars on the road, the chances of something going wrong may be even greater. As a result, it is imperative to be especially vigilant during rush hour.

North Port rollover crash kills teen

It may be difficult to realize in the moment, but people put a great deal of trust into the hands of those they agree to travel with as passengers in a vehicle. Some might argue that choice to do so is just that: a choice. They might also say, then, that whatever happens as the result of the driver's actions, responsibility still lies with the individual for agreeing to get into the vehicle. Yet while one can control the decision to ride in a car, they cannot control the actions of the driver of that car. Thus, there is no implied consent to whatever the driver chooses to do. 

How can I make sure my teen is safe on an ATV?

All-terrain vehicles (ATV) appeal to many Florida teens thanks to the off-road thrills they offer. However, there is a significant risk of injury for people who ride ATVs, and it’s up to parents to make sure their kids are properly protected. KidsHealth.org offers the following advice in this case, which may help your child avoid a serious accident or injury.

5 vehicles involved in 2 separate Florida crashes, minutes apart

Sometimes, in the immediate aftermath of a roadway collision, it can initially be difficult to determine what exactly happened. Authorities in Marion County, Florida, came upon a scene last Friday that they thought was one giant car accident involving 5 vehicles. However, further investigation showed that one accident involving three vehicles and a second two-vehicle accident occurred within minutes of each other around mile marker 366 of Interstate 75. Altogether, the five vehicles involved in the crashes contained seven people, two of whom went to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

Understanding Florida's right-of-way laws

Nearly every driver in Naples has likely encountered a situation where confusion existed over who had the right-of-way. It is a question that has been asked to us here at The Caldarone Law Group, P.A. many times. If you were in an accident where such confusion was present, then understanding how state law determines who has the right of way is vital in determining who is liable in your case. 

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