Month: December 2018

18 Years Without a Deathless Day on Texas Roads

The last fatality-free day on Texas roadways was November 7, 2000. To put into perspective how long ago that was, consider that George W. Bush was elected to his first term as U.S. president on that day. In the more than 18 years since, over 66,000 lives have been lost in motor vehicle accidents in […]

New Years Eve Party

In just a few days, people across Texas will be out in force, celebrating the coming year. As is typical of New Year’s Eve celebrations, many will involve alcohol. With the drunk driving problem that Texas has—in 2017 there were more than 1,000 people killed and thousands more injured in DUI crashes, according to the […]

Houston Non-Profit Takes Biking Safety into Its Own Hands

The numbers highlight the dangers bicyclists face when they ride on Houston’s roadways. In 2017, the grim statistics show that 21 bicyclists were killed in the metro area and 639 were injured on area roads. What is causing these tragic and unacceptable deaths and injuries? There are a number of factors to blame. Aggressive drivers […]

Potentially Dangerous Houston Intersections Undergo Safety Audits

No one needs to tell us that our roads, freeways, bike lanes, and pedestrian crosswalks are congested. Accidents between motor vehicles, some involving bicyclists and pedestrians who are hit by cars and trucks, are happening at alarming rates. It’s becoming painfully clear that part of the reason is strategic. Our transportation infrastructure, fast growing and […]

69% of Workers Are Fatigued - Here's Why It Matters

An astounding new National Safety Council (NSC) survey finds that virtually seven of every ten American workers (69%) feel tired on the job, thereby increasing the odds that they’ll be injured in a work-related accident. An unusually large share of these at-risk workers works in safety-critical industries such as: Manufacturing Utilities Construction Transportation Safety-critical industries involve […]

A Closer Look at Houston’s Impaired Driving Problem

Houston, we really do have a problem. And it is an extremely serious one. The number of deaths caused by alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers is out of control. While one fatality anywhere in the country is one too many, the Greater Houston area leads the nation among metropolitan areas in the number of lives lost […]

Dangerous Toys for Children 2018

Toys are designed to bring kids fun and entertainment, but, unfortunately, sometimes they bring danger instead. There were more than 174,000 toy-related emergency room visits and seven toy-related deaths in 2016, the most recent year for which national data is available, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) statistics. With the holidays on the […]