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Truck accident statistics can be alarming

When a large truck gets into a collision, it typically is more serious than when two passenger vehicles collide. That's due to the size and weight of the semitruck and the hazards it poses to those drivers and passengers in smaller, lighter autos.

Regardless, there is statistical evidence that shows big rig drivers get into fewer wrecks for the number of miles driven than those driving other kinds of automobiles. Often people assume that the most deaths occur on interstates, but 61 percent happen on other types of major roads.

3 ways to talk to your teenager about distracted driving

Distracted driving is a danger all across the United States, not just in the Houston area. While people that have years of driving experience still become distracted while behind the wheel, teenagers seem to be at an increased risk for distracted driving. Perhaps this is due to that feeling of invincibility most young people have or maybe it is simply due to a lack of driving experience. Regardless of the reason, it is vital that you help your teenager develop safe driving skills.

One of the best ways you can help your teen learn safe driving techniques is to provide a good example. Another way is to have conversations about the dangers and consequences of distracted driving.

Can you avoid an accident on black ice?

Winter is off to a heck of a start, even in southern cities like Houston. The freezing cold temps make one road hazard a lot more likely — black ice.

Do you know how to safely navigate your vehicle over patches of black ice? Learn how to recognize and be prepared to drive on this treacherous winter condition with the following tips from The Weather Channel.

Sleep-deprived doctors a menace to patients

Many patients don't realize that truck drivers have more restrictions on the stretches of hours that they can work than surgeons and other physicians. Even though it's known that even slight sleep deprivation is comparable to being intoxicated by alcohol, doctors still work 12-hour shifts (or more) and then have to get up and do it all over again the next day.

Every resident has his or her own version of an "almost" moment where patient care was jeopardized by a sleep-deprived medical professional.

You need to understand the causes of commercial truck crashes

A commercial truck accident is every bit as dangerous as it sounds, especially when a passenger vehicle is part of the crash.

As a driver, you need to understand why commercial truck accidents continue to happen, as this knowledge can help you avoid a serious situation that leads to injury or even death.

Distracted driving: A deadly danger

With the ubiquity of cell phones, distracted driving is a problem for all Americans. These handheld devices are handy to have, but when used behind the wheel of a car, they can be deadly.

Such was the case for a 19-year-old resident of Citrus County in Florida. As she was driving home, she texted her boyfriend this: "I can't wait to see you this weekend!" That was at 2:11 p.m. Four minutes later, a deputy came upon what remained of her car. She had driven into a tree and was killed on impact.

Rush hour can be dangerous: These tips can keep you safe

Driving in rush hour traffic is every bit as frustrating as it sounds. Even if you are used to it, there's no denying the fact that it's far from the most enjoyable part of your day.

Adding to your stress is the fact that a rush hour traffic accident could happen at any time. Even if you're doing what you should, another driver could cause an accident that leads to a serious injury.

Injured by your hunting rifle? You may have a legitimate claim

Texans love to hunt, whether it's ducks, deer or feral hogs. It's a way of life passed down from generation to generation in time-honored rites of passage.

But one particular rifle manufacturer — Savage Arms — is itself coming under fire for alleged design flaws in its stainless steel muzzleloader, the 10 ML-II. There are multiple lawsuits pending based on the weapon reportedly exploding.

Which are Houston's most hazardous intersections?

With Houstonians enjoying (or cursing) the rare December snowfall, it might be a good time to warn drivers of the city's top two most dangerous intersections.

The Texas Department of Public Safety complied data over a period of five years. They determined that the absolute worst intersection for accidents was Interstate 45 North and Beltway 8. During that time-frame, 744 collisions occurred.

4 ways you can help a loved one with a TBI

A catastrophic car accident can have devastating consequences. It can leave an individual with life changing injuries that might take years to adjust to. The first weeks and months after such an accident are often incredibly difficult for the victim as well as friends and family. If you have a loved one who has suffered a catastrophic injury, for instance a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you might be wondering what you can do to help.

There are many resources available for people who have suffered a debilitating injury, but the biggest help often comes from loved ones. To find out how you can help a family member that is dealing with a traumatic brain injury, read further.

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