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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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autonomous vehicles

Self-Driving Shuttle Debuts In Houston

Houston’s first self-driving shuttle has launched at Texas Southern University. The autonomous passenger vehicle will hold approximately twelve riders and drive around campus. While the planned speed of the shuttle bus is only eight to twelve miles per hour, a METRO driver will remain in the vehicle at all times to take over if needed….

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Distracted Driving

Texas Leads The Nation In Distracted Driving

By now, we all know distracted driving is dangerous; however, despite increased public awareness of the issue, the rate of distracted driving is rising. At any given moment during daylight hours, approximately 660,000 people are talking or texting on a cell phone or using some type of electronic device while driving in the U.S. In fact,…

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Stop Sign Accident

Stop Sign Safety

Have you ever wondered why a stop sign is red or why it is shaped like an octagon? The design of the memorable red stop sign has evolved over time in order to more quickly grab the attention of drivers so they can react faster. According to Brown University, the first stop signs were posted…

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Tragic Bus Accident Statistics

While the bus system is certainly efficient and convenient for most Americans, many ignore the fact that bus rides can also be incredibly dangerous.

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Houston Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2019

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so we are encouraging all drivers and passengers to put down the phones, ignore the calls, stay alert, and just drive.

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Distracted Driving

Pedestrian Accident Liability in Texas

Increasing numbers of distracted and negligent drivers have now led to Texas being the 13th highest ranked state for pedestrian deaths.

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