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Interstate 35E in Texas Makes List of Deadliest U.S. Highways

Why are some highways more dangerous than others? Interstate 35 East in Texas is the deadliest highway in the state, according to a recent traffic safety study conducted by Assurance IQ, which also ranked I-35E in Texas the second most dangerous highway nationwide based on the number of fatal car accidents per mile. "Unfortunately, traveling...

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Driving in 2024: Leave Bad Habits Behind This Year

Car accidents are often the result of negligence. Car accidents in Texas often happen for similar reasons, many of which can be attributed to long-standing bad habits that drivers have developed over time. Recognizing the need for change, AAA is committed to addressing these common causes and encouraging drivers to break these habits in the...

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End the Streak: The Effort to Reduce Texas Highway Fatalities

Drivers and policymakers alike need to work to reverse this trend. November 7, 2023 marked a tragic milestone in Texas: 23 years since our state last went a day without at least one fatal car accident. The death toll for that 23-year period is staggering. More than 83,000 people died in car wrecks between 2000...

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Texas Invests $345 Million in Pedestrian and Bike Projects

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently announced a $345 million state spending package focusing on building better bike paths and more pedestrian walkways in an effort to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents and collisions involving cyclists. “People who walk and bike make up about 1 out of every 5 deaths on roadways here...

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Texas Ranked in Top 10 for States With Most Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving is causing thousands of fatal car accidents across the U.S., and in places like Texas, the situation is particularly alarming. A new study says that Texas has some of the most distracted drivers in the country. There were nearly 100,000 distracted driving crashes in Texas last year In 2022, nearly one in six...

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Texas Adopts Law Allowing Temporary Speed Limit Changes

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) now has the power to temporarily change speed limits due to hazardous weather or road construction without state approval, according to a new state law recently enacted in Texas. Specifically, the new state law "allows variable speed limits to be used 'to address inclement weather, congestion, road construction, or...

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Reached Record High in 2022

Pedestrian fatalities have reached an alarming high for the third consecutive year, as the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reported in a recent study. Last year marked the highest single-year total in more than four decades. The statistics are troubling, with 20 people losing their lives every day while simply going for a walk and...

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Is Speeding Really Faster? NHTSA Wants to Set the Record Straight

For years, the number of serious and fatal speed-related car accidents slowly decreased in frequency. Now the trend is pointing back up. However, because speeding is a choice, drivers have the power to prevent these horrific accidents by choosing to drive responsibly. This July, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking to...

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Texas Is Top 10 State For Teen Driver Death Rate

Many severe and fatal accidents involving teens can be prevented. In recent years, the safety of teenage drivers has become a growing concern across the United States - especially in Texas. Due to their inexperience and susceptibility to distractions, teenagers face a higher risk of being involved in fatal car accidents. Unfortunately, Texas has ranked...

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TxDOT's 'Share the Road' Campaign Offers Tips for Drivers to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

Motorists can do their part to keep bikers safe Motorcyclists in Texas face unique dangers when taking to our roads and highways, and one organization is leading the fight to keep them safe. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has launched its "Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles" campaign to increase awareness among drivers...

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