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7 Distracted Driving Statistics All Texas Drivers Should Know

Distracted driving is on the rise in the United States and is one of the main causes of car accidents in Texas. If a driver becomes distracted, even if only for a few seconds to check a text message or reach for an item, they will not be able to respond to a sudden change…

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Riding Motorcycles In The Rain

Riding Motorcycles Safely When It Rains

Riding a motorcycle can be especially challenging when it is raining or during other inclement weather conditions. For many Texans, a motorcycle is their only form of transportation and taking a day off from work may not be possible just because it is raining. Motorcyclists can ride safely when road conditions are wet. Read below to find out what happens to the road when it rains and how to stay safe while riding your motorcycle in wet conditions.

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Drunk Drivers

Impairment Versus Intoxication in Drunk Drivers

Unfortunately in Texas, drunk driving is just as common as a backyard barbeque or Friday night football game. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a person is hurt or killed in a crash involving drunk drivers every 20 minutes. Everyone knows that drinking and driving is illegal in Texas, but do you know the difference between driving while impaired versus driving while intoxicated? Both are serious crimes in Texas that can have life-impacting consequences. The state defines intoxication as “having lost the normal use of mental or physical faculties.”

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Crosswalk Accident

Why Crosswalk Accidents Are So Common

Everyone in Houston knows that cars rule the roads when it comes to transportation; however, pedestrians and cyclists still have rights that must be acknowledged when driving. According to Texas law, drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians who are at marked, or unmarked, crosswalks when the pedestrian is in the driver’s half…

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Fatal Car Accidents

Fatal Car Accidents Continue in Texas

Texas has seen reduced traffic on the roads throughout 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Texas roadway fatalities have continued to rise at approximately the same rate as last year. Even with the state locking down for a few months and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) seeing a drop in the number of reported car crashes, Texans are still dying on the roads at an alarming rate.

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Accidents in Houston

Top Causes of Car Accidents in Houston

Driving in Houston is unavoidable as we are one of the largest commuter cities in the country. Car crashes happen on a daily basis, however, leaving victims to deal with severe injuries, emotional distress, and property damage. Most of these car accidents are completely preventable if drivers had simply paid attention to the road and taken the time to drive safely.

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Emergency Kit

Emergency Items You Should Keep in Your Car

Most people know that in order to drive safely they need to perform routine vehicle maintenance. In addition, your car should also be equipped to handle any roadside emergencies that might occur – regardless of whether or not you carry auto insurance that includes roadside assistance. By keeping the following emergency kit items in your…

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Traffic signal for crosswalk showing right of way for pedestrians

Who Has the Right-of-Way at Texas Intersections?

In order for a person to practice safe driving, it is important to thoroughly understand the regulations and laws that govern the road. While this may sound like common sense, drivers regularly make simple errors that cause accidents that result in catastrophic injuries or even death. One of the most common errors Texas drivers make…

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Pedestrians crossing street

Summer Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

As temperatures rise and the days become longer, citizens across the country flock outdoors for entertainment during the summer months. Given recent stay-at-home orders and a societal push to enforce social distancing, people are relying on outdoor activities for entertainment, exercise, and a breath of fresh air now more than ever. While pedestrians enjoy summertime…

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Aerial view of traffic on highway

Lockdowns Decrease Traffic Accidents, But New Dangers Exist

Communities around the world are experiencing dramatic changes to daily life due to widespread stay-at-home orders. While some changes have been positive, such as massive decreases in air pollution and a resurgence of wildlife, not all impacts have been for the best. While cities across the world are seeing sharp decreases in roadway congestion and…

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