Category: Vehicle Wrecks

Aggressive Driving Study Places Texas in Top 5 - Is It Accurate?

According to the Smartphone app GasBuddy, Texas ranks as the 4th worst state when it comes to aggressive driving. Gas Buddy defines “aggressive driving” as: cutting other drivers off, hard braking (sudden stops), and sudden acceleration/speeding. Texas’ Department of Public Safety (DPS) includes those behaviors and a few more, like following too closely (tailgating), in […]

Pedestrian Deaths up Nearly 50% - Are SUVs to Blame?

New research was recently revealed that clearly suggests pedestrians are in greater danger now than they were a few short years ago. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) study has determined that the number of pedestrian deaths has soared to a 28-year high. Across the country, almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2016. That’s […]

Self-Driving Car Service Revving up in Texas

Drivers in the northern Dallas suburb of Frisco were surprised in early May to see an orange and blue car with the words “Self-Driving Vehicle” prominently displayed on it as it navigated the streets of this rapidly growing and hyper-affluent community. It easily slipped in and out of four lanes of busy traffic and around […]

Passing Lanes in Texas Aren’t Fast Lanes

Many drivers in Texas view the left lane as a “fast lane” that allows them to speed past other vehicles to reduce travel times. Some drivers get in the left lane and drive slower than other cars, causing frustration and congestion. Being in the left lane does not give you permission to break the speed […]

Does Driver Distraction Run Deeper Than Just Cell Phones?

All kinds of sidebar stories came out this past April, which was Distracted Driving Month. One story that piqued our interest starts with an insurance company study which concluded that over the past five years, one in 10 vehicle accidents was caused by distracted driving. Aside from the suspicion that “one in 10” might be […]

What All Drivers Can Do to Improve Motorcycle Safety

Once again, the National Safety Council is telling us that May is National Motorcycle Safety Month.  Its primary goal is to encourage driver awareness that they share the road with motorcyclists and they should drive with their safety in mind. Bikers need all the help they can get: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

Work Zone Deaths Increase in Texas

As the state’s roadway infrastructure continues to expand, the price of progress means more than 2,500 active highway construction and repair work zones. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in 2017 there were over 27,000 work zone crashes in Texas. That’s an increase of 5% over 2016’s accident count, totaling almost 100 deaths and […]

Focusing on Sleep Apnea Could Also Improve School Bus Safety

With seemingly daily reminders of public concern over – and prevalence of – sleep apnea, we are also learning how it insidiously invades our daily waking lives. When those afflicted with this sleep disorder are unable to remain awake during crucial periods, like when they are driving, calls for remedial action by the general public […]

Precautionary Measures to Take After an Auto Accident

There are about 3,800 auto accidents each day in the U.S., so it’s only a matter of time before you are in one. When that day comes, you need to know what to do for yourself and others in the accident. These tips are presented in sequence so you can create a mental checklist. Don’t […]

Here’s Why Back-Seat Passengers Should Always Buckle Up

In the face of warnings being issued for years about the dangers of unbelted back seat passengers in cars, it seems most are ignoring the fact that those same unsecured back seat passengers can suddenly become human missiles in a crash and seriously injure not only themselves, but those in the front seats. This is according to […]