When people get behind the wheels of motor vehicles, they must be prepared to follow the rules of the road at all times. Neglecting to do so can put many people in danger.
In one recent year, 3,179 people died in collisions involving distracted drivers. Another 431,000 suffered injuries. All of these unnecessary deaths and injuries were due to drivers checking social media, texting and engaging in other non-driving behaviors behind the wheel.
Even in the absence of recent inclement weather, our streets are a dangerous place to be these days. Not only do our streets and highways host a growing number of drivers creating greater congestion, today's drivers have far more distractions to contend with as well. Unfortunately, the more comfortable and familiar we become with a distraction, the more danger it poses. In many cases, this is because we often do not realize just how compromised our instincts become.
As we head into the fall season, Houstonians are still in recovery mode from from last month's Hurricane Harvey. However, time marches on, and the treasured rituals of autumn continue to play out in football stadiums all over Texas.
Hurricane Harvey continues to rack up collateral victims, as two people died following a head-on collision with a semitruck carrying relief supplies for the storm victims in southeast Texas, officials reported.
The big day is right around the corner. Your daughter will soon be starting her driver's education class and, before you know it, she will be driving herself to school. Unfortunately, teens are involved in car accidents more than any other age group. This is why it is vital to teach your child safe driving techniques.
Heading home on I-10 after a day of shopping was the fastest way to get home. Unfortunately, the decision to take that route placed you in the way of a distracted driver. Now, you are suffering because of that driver's choice to not fully focus on the roadway.
As you drive in and around the city of Houston, it goes without saying that you will be in close proximity to many other vehicles.
As a driver, you realize there are many steps you can take to improve your overall level of safety.
You need to be 100 percent alert when you are operating a motor vehicle. If you're not, there's a greater chance of causing an accident.