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August 2016 Archives

Truck cameras becoming increasingly common

Video camera technology has developed considerably over the years. These developments have made it so video cameras are all over the place in our world, particularly with the video-taking abilities of smartphones. So, when motor vehicle accidents occur, the accident is sometimes caught on tape. Such video could have considerable impacts in compensation matters related to the crash. So, one thing that building a personal injury case in the wake of a traffic crash can involve is the review and analysis of video evidence.

A deadly Labor Day weekend ahead on U.S. roads?

Holidays should be a safe time for everyone, including out on the roads. Sadly though, both here in Texas and throughout the country, holidays sometimes see a fair amount of traffic crashes and fatalities. This includes the Labor Day holiday. Unfortunately, recent estimates by the National Safety Council predict that this year’s Labor Day weekend could be a particularly deadly one in America.

Keeping carpools safe for students

Last week, we discussed safety issues regarding school buses. Of course, school buses are not the only transportation choice parents here in Houston have for getting their kids to and from school. One of the alternatives to sending one’s kids out on the school bus is forming a carpool with other parents. Such carpools can not only be used for school itself, but things like transportation to and from extra-curricular activities at school.

Is Drowsy Driving As Dangerous As Drunk Driving?

There are many threats to look out for on Texas highways. Though everyone is aware that drunk driving is hazardous, few know that driving while sleep-deprived is equally dangerous. For those who have been injured by a drowsy driver, the aftermath often involves financial hardship from missed work and hospital visits. As drivers, we can make sure tragedies from drowsy driving become less common by making sure we are well-rested before we get on the road.

When a commercial truck loses its load

Among the things it is critical for truck companies and their drivers to do is ensure that the loads their trucks are carrying are properly secured. If they fail to, it could result in the load falling from a truck when the truck is out on the road, turning that load into dangerous road debris.

Parking issues and downtown Houston

There are estimated to be over 70,000 parking spaces in downtown Houston, not including private garages. While this may seem like a big number, the demand for parking is often high in the downtown area. So, finding parking downtown can be tricky, particularly for those not very familiar with the area.

Texas Bucks Potentially Scary Driving Trend

Recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed a shocking increase in driving fatalities in 2015. One of the articles detailing this NHTSA report from www.overdriveonline.com, cited increased fatality rates essentially everywhere with the exception of states like Texas (in region 6), which actually saw a decrease.

Are Texas DUI Laws Strict Enough?

Accidents and driving under the influence (DUI) go hand in hand. In 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation reported over 24,000 DUI related crashes statewide, with nearly 1500 in Houston alone. By the numbers, these crashes had a fatality rate over five times higher than those not involving alcohol. While Texas already has a number of laws dealing with this issue, are they strict enough? How do they compare to other states?

A New Kind Of Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is the number one cause of death on the highway for drivers and passengers ages three to thirty three. It's more dangerous than drunk driving or speeding. Unfortunately, a new distraction is now causing harm on our highways.

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