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Are Texas roads more dangerous in 2020?

The overall number of traffic fatalities have been on the decline over the last few years. In 2019, for example, Texas saw a 1.15 percent decrease in traffic fatalities from 2018. Yet, there were still 3,610 deaths and 256,338 injuries (15,843 of which were serious) statewide during that year. Out of those: 886 were caused...

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Texas car accident attorney explains how to identify reckless drivers and keep your distance

There is one thing that all reckless drivers have in common: they fail to recognize the consequences of dangerous driving habits. They also fail to use reasonable caution during unfavorable driving conditions, such as heavy traffic, road construction and inclement weather. Each year, thousands of injuries and deaths are linked to reckless driving. Yet, the...

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Drowsy driving prevention tips

Fort Worth, TX asleep at the wheel accident attorney explains what you need to know Drivers need to stay awake and alert at all times on the road. Otherwise, they can end up causing a drowsy driving car accident. All it takes is a split second for a driver to close their eyes and cause...

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Distracted driving from truck drivers on the rise

Truck drivers are held to a high standard, but they still often engage in distracted driving. Just like other drivers, truck drivers have cellphones, GPS navigation systems, as well as other technology. In addition, many truck drivers multi-task while driving. This often includes eating and drinking, and filling out paperwork in order to save time....

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Why are pedestrian fatalities on the rise?

The overall number of traffic fatalities has dropped over the last few years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated a 1.2 percent decrease in 2019. Texas has also seen a consistent drop in traffic fatalities from 2016-2018, according to state data (2019 data isn't yet available). Pedestrian fatalities, on the other hand, have...

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Memorial Day ranked the most deadly holiday period for drunk driving accidents

On Memorial Day, people all over Texas will show their gratitude for the sacrifice our military men and women have made to protect our country. While this year's Memorial Day Weekend may look different than most years, many Texans will still be out and about. How bad is drunk driving on Memorial Day Weekend? According...

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How dangerous are Fort Worth intersections?

Crashes at intersections usually happen quickly and without warning. You could be stopped at a traffic light and be hit from behind by an inattentive driver. You could also be hit by a driver who runs a red light when you have the right-of-way. Traffic congestion often plays a role in intersection crashes. This is...

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Impaired school bus drivers endanger Texas children -- but little is being done about it

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration considers school buses the safest form of transportation for school children. In fact, the federal agency asserts that students are 70 times more likely to get to school safely by taking a school bus instead of a car. School bus crashes rarely happen, due to the high expectations and...

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Safety advocates say stopping drunk driving needs to move beyond fines and jail time

Reducing crashes and fatalities by repeat-offender drivers requires treatment focused on individuals, instead of a boilerplate of arrests, fines, and prison, according to a recent report. The key is to target the underlying problems prompting drunk driving. The benefits are clear: repeat offenders cause about a third of impaired driving deaths in the United States...

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Rideshare driver behavior endangers the public

We all want to feel safe during our daily commutes or when getting home after a social outing. Transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft provide convenient transportation at affordable rates. Several safety issues have been raised within the industry, however. There have been several incidents involving criminals and dangerous predators posing as...

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