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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 of[...]

Date: April 15, 2019 / Vehicle Wrecks
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month – Why it Matters for Road Safety

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 espec[...]

Date: April 1, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Safety Tips / Vehicle Wrecks
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The Takata Air Bag Story Just Won’t End

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 undiscl[...]

Date: March 18, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Defective Products / Vehicle Wrecks
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Should Texas Go Hands-Free?

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 changing, too. [...]

Date: February 8, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Vehicle Wrecks
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Proponents of Lowering Houston’s Speed Limits Will like This Study

A recently released study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives proponents of lowering speed limits in Houston some statistical ammunition. The study, which focused on the city of Boston, found that when speed limits were reduced on city streets, drivers slowed down significantly. In January 2017, Boston low[...]

Date: November 28, 2018 / Personal Injury / Vehicle Wrecks
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Is Texas Too Easy on Reckless Drivers?

Though Texas is known far and wide as a law-and-order state, there seems a disconnect when it comes to curbing speeding and reckless drivers, according to WalletHub, a social media company which periodically offers “snapshots” of consumer, financial, and government matters on its website. Its recent study found that Texas is[...]

Date: August 28, 2018 / Personal Injury / Vehicle Wrecks
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The Grave Danger of Golf Carts

Golf Cart Accident Lawyers Talk to Our Attorneys about a Golf Cart Accident Lawsuit In many neighborhoods of greater Houston, it’s commonplace to see golf carts combing the streets alongside the standard array of cars, trucks, and SUVs. Some municipalities have laws on the books to regulate golf carts, but these laws don’t [...]

Date: August 24, 2018 / Personal Injury / Vehicle Wrecks
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Is Fatigue a Fact of Life for Rideshare Drivers?

The next time an Uber or Lyft rideshare driver picks you up, you might ask him or her when’s the last time they slept, and for how long. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), fatigue and sleepiness are “inherent safety risks" for ridesharing drivers and their passengers. That conclusion was the opening[...]

Date: August 16, 2018 / Personal Injury / Vehicle Wrecks
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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 [...]

Date: July 3, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Vehicle Wrecks
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Passing Lanes in Texas Aren’t Fast Lanes

Why Passing Lanes Should Not Be Used as 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 pe[...]

Date: June 5, 2018 / Vehicle Wrecks
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