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E-cigarette and vaping products are a growing risk for adolescents, according to new research

Last month, we discussed an overall rise in lung illnesses and deaths linked to vaping and electric cigarette products. Data from 2018 from the National Youth Tobacco Survey reveals something just as alarming: a rise in e-cigarette use among adolescents. According to the study, more than 4 million high school students and roughly 840,000 middle...

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A Texas attorney warns: Lung illnesses linked to vaping and e-cigarettes are on the rise

If you think vaping with electronic cigarettes is safe, think again. While many consumers consider vaping to be a healthier alternative to cigarettes, a recent string of illnesses and deaths have been linked to e-cigarettes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), severe lung illnesses have totaled 805 across the United States...

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Speeding continues to take lives on Texas roads

Speeding continues to take a toll in Texas. Not only is speeding the leading cause of crashes, but the Texas Department of Transportation reported 756 residents were killed in speeding accidents in 2017. The number puts a spotlight on Texas because the state has the highest speed limit in the nation – 85 miles per...

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Texas Boating Laws: Rules of the Water

Safety Is The Most Important Goal The rules for boating in Texas, whether you are fishing, camping or just out for a ride, are similar to the rules for driving on the state’s roads, with the emphasis on safety. Unsafe behaviors can mean the difference between leisurely boating on Dallas-Fort Worth area waterways or facing...

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Texas Law Banning Traffic Lights Cameras Set To Go In Effect

Traditionally, traffic cameras were designed to catch drivers who speed through red lights at intersections by snapping pictures. The vehicle plates would be identified and drivers would receive citations in the mail. That will all change as the new law banning traffic cameras takes effect September 1, 2019. Governor Greg Abbott recently outlawed traffic light...

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Number of vehicles with open recalls pose a safety risk

Drive on any highway in Texas and there’s a good chance you will share the road with vehicles that have unfixed recalls. According to an Auto Remarketing article, one out of every four vehicles in Texas has an open recall. The Lone Star State, in fact, has more open recalls on vehicles than any other...

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The Best Ideas to Avoid Speed-Related Crashes in Texas

For Texas, the year 2017 marked one of the worst years when it comes to traffic fatalities. A total of 3,721 people lost their lives, a slight decrease from 2016 (3,794 deaths). In 2018, the Lone Star State saw some slight improvement when the number of traffic fatalities dropped to 3,567 – a four percent...

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Fort Worth Truck Accidents a Growing Risk

Passenger-vehicle collisions with semis and other large commercial trucks has increasingly become a serious problem with deadly consequences. Despite technological advances like forward-collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) designed to reduce collisions with passenger vehicles, the trucking industry has been particularly slow to modernize their trucks. Other available life-saving technologies specific to the trucking...

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Texas Among Most Dangerous States for Auto Accidents

Texas is the 4th most dangerous state in America in which to live, according to a recent report by WalletHub. Contributing to these statistics, Texas ranked 43rd out of 50 states in road safety. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 2016 saw an increase of 5.45 percent road deaths from 2015. This...

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Texas Now in the Top 10 for Hit-and-Run Accidents

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that fatal hit-and-run crashes reached the highest point on record in 2016, increasing more than seven percent every year since 2009. These statistics rank Texas within the top 10 for states with the most hit-and-run accidents per capita. Texas ranks eighth in the country with the most hit-and-run...

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