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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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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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Truck Industry to Allow Teenage Drivers to Cross State Lines

Driving big rigs is one of the most dangerous, grueling occupations in America, but trucking groups are backing legislation that would allow drivers younger than 21 years old to cross state borders. Safety groups argue younger drivers are more likely to be involved in fatal accidents and that the bill’s training requirements are inadequate. Most states...

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Workplace Pressure A Factor in Distracted Driving

You are driving in heavy traffic in the Dallas/Fort Worth area when your phone rings. Let it go to voicemail, right? But a glance at the device tells you that work is calling. You risk angering your boss if you don’t answer. What do you do? The shocking statistics A recent survey commissioned by insurance...

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