Month: September 2018

Poor Working Conditions for Truckers Affect All Motorists

As motorists, we all share our streets, roadways, and highways with commercial trucks. Truck drivers log billions of miles of driving time every year as they pick up and deliver goods throughout the country. Some of these trucks can weigh as much as 40 tons when their trailers are full. When accidents happen involving these […]

Making Houston Safer for Pedestrians

Pedestrian deaths and injuries from car accidents continue to increase in cities throughout the country, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Police data confirms that Houston is no exception. As is typical in many cities, infrastructure and streets were built to prioritize cars, not walkers, bicyclists, and others. In some neighborhoods, wide […]

A “Reality Check” on Safety of Driver Assist Systems

Electronic driver assist systems are designed by auto manufacturers to increase road safety. But recent tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showed that if drivers are not paying careful attention behind the wheel, these systems can actually cause the accidents they are meant to prevent. The IIHS tested five assist systems on […]

A $289 Million Verdict Shakes up Monsanto—Signals Good News for Roundup Victims

As consumers, we expect the everyday products we buy off store shelves to be safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Thousands of people who bought the popular weed-killer Roundup believe that the product gave them cancer. And on August 10, a jury agreed with the first of the cancer victims to have their day […]

After Another Tragic Local Childcare Death, How Do We Know Who’s Safe and Who Isn’t?

In the wake of the death of young Raymond Pryer Jr. in Houston after daycare employees left him in a van for more than three-and-a-half hours in 113+ degree Houston summer heat, questions about the daycare’s safety procedures have rightfully been called into question. And many maintain this tragedy was preventable. Raymond was sleeping as […]

Houston’s Police Step up Enforcement of Safe Passing Law

Houston Police want the public to know they have ramped up their enforcement of the city’s Safe Passing Ordinance. Drivers must keep three feet away when passing cyclists, and six feet away if they drive a commercial vehicle. HPD is now conducting a media blitz to make sure all drivers get the message. Six bike […]