Category: Vehicle Wrecks

The unfortunate statistics continue to show that Texas leads the nation in road deaths. Every day since November 7th, 2000, at least one person has been killed on our state’s roadways. In 2017 alone, 3,722 people died, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. A recent article in The Texas Tribune reported on what […]

Teen drivers need driving tests

A proposed bill in the Texas Legislature would reverse the current driver testing law for teenagers under the age of 18. State Representative James White, a Republican representing District 19, has introduced a bill to allow parents to administer driving tests to their teens, which was allowed prior to 2009. In 2009, the Legislature changed […]

Texas car accident

What do impaired driving, speeding, and texting behind the wheel have in common? They are among the bad driving habits that kill tens of thousands in the country annually. Just these 3 dangerous habits alone contribute to over 20,000 deaths every year, according to fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 1) […]

Distracted Driving is Still on the Rise

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that drivers still aren’t taking the dangers of distracted driving seriously. IIHS researchers found that while the number of drivers actually talking on cell phones behind the wheel has decreased, using phones for other things that take drivers’ eyes off the road and […]

April is alcohol awareness month

Every April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which is sponsored by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence. This annual awareness campaign seeks to educate people throughout the United State about the impact of alcohol abuse on our communities, our health, and our overall lives. Its focus on curbing alcohol abuse is especially important in […]

The New Year was barely upon us before the number of recalled Takata air bags and their faulty inflators got noticeably larger. During the first two weeks of 2019, Ford recalled around 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. (950,000 worldwide) while Fiat-Chrysler recalled over 1.4 million Takata air bags in the U.S., along with an undisclosed […]

Drunk driving crash

Impaired driving is more common on Houston-area roads and highways than anywhere else in the state or country, data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration shows. Out of all the major metropolitan areas in the country, including much more highly populated places like Los Angeles – which has double the population – Houston leads […]

distracted driving accident

As Texans know, texting while driving is illegal in the state. The law that bans texting, emailing, or any electronic messaging while operating a motor vehicle was passed by the state legislature in 2017. Drivers in many areas of the state can still use hand-held cell phones to talk while driving, but that may be […]

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 […]