Road Safety

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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Rollover car accident

Fatal Rollover Accident Kills One, Seriously Injures Three Others

One person died and three juveniles were injured in a fatal crash in Katy. The vehicle carrying the four individuals struck a guardrail, causing it to veer off of the road and flip, landing on its roof. All auto accidents are serious incidents, however, accidents involving rollovers have a higher fatality rate than other types…

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Broken windshield

Loose Tire Flies Through Windshield While Woman is Driving

A Texas woman was given the scare of a lifetime while she was driving on I-45. The driver’s quick instincts allowed her to barely miss being struck by a tire when it crashed through the windshield of her vehicle as she was driving. The loose tire was projected out of the bed of a pickup…

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18 wheeler on road

18-Wheeler Jackknifes Causing Major Shut Down on I-10

Houston drivers faced an agonizing commute Thursday morning when an 18-wheeler shut down four of the westbound lanes of I-10. A big rig jackknifed, causing the vehicle to lay parallel across the road as drivers scrambled to maneuver around the major trucking accident. On average, 500,000 accidents involving large trucks and 18-wheelers occur annually in…

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Large work truck

Work Truck Spilling Wet Cement Kills Two Houstonians

A Lattimore Materials cement truck was traveling on Old Humble Road when it began spilling wet cement from its drum. The work truck driver lost control, jumped a median, and struck a vehicle traveling on the opposite side of the highway, killing someone else and himself. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, large…

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Rollover accident

Vehicle Rollover Claims the Lives of Two Texas Women

Three women were traveling outside of Corpus Christi on Highway 44 when their lives were changed forever. The party’s driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. While attempting to correct her driving error, the vehicle rolled over and ejected passengers Rose Elia Chacon and Maria Del Socorro Pena….

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cell phones and distracted driving

Local Houston Doctors Urge Drivers To Put Down Their Cell Phones

The more we rely on our cell phones, the more difficult it is to get through to drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. Texas’ prohibition against texting while driving that went into effect in 2017 seems to have had little effect on this behavior. As revealed in Texas Monthly earlier this year, Houston and Dallas…

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fatal car accident injury

Women 73% More Likely To Sustain Fatal Car Accident Injury

As the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup for an unprecedented fourth time, fans and supporters renewed their calls for equal pay. But, as many of us know, it’s not just #MeToo and #EqualPay women have to worry about. In fact, a recent University of Virginia study revealed women face a much…

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Assured Clear Distance / Rear end accident

11 Car Pile Up Reminds Drivers To Leave Assured Clear Distance When Driving

After a two-car accident occurred, nine more vehicles were then involved in the wreck as drivers were unable to stop in time to avoid the existing accident. The subsequent motor vehicle accident involved an 18-wheeler whose driver claims someone cut him off, leaving him without enough space to come to a complete stop. Under Texas…

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fatal car accident injury

Texas Aims To Eliminate Roadway Deaths By 2050

After it was recently revealed Texas leads the nation in roadway deaths, the Texas Transportation Commission voted to formally adopt the goal of reducing traffic fatalities on the state’s roadways by half by the year 2035 — and reducing them to zero by the year 2050.  This will not be an easy task considering nearly…

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