Driving can be scary, even for the most experienced of drivers. When you are faced with driving during inclement weather, you should be as prepared as possible. If at all possible, you should avoid driving during inclement weather. For some, this cannot be totally avoidable and that is understandable. Here are some safety tips for driving during inclement weather in Houston.
Parents of teen drivers are justifiably worried about their kids' safety while they are on the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2,333 teenagers between 16 and 19 died in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2015. Another 221,313 suffered injuries in collisions that were serious enough to require treatment in emergency rooms.
As Houstonians are recovering from the icy weather that hit our area this week, the auto repair shops around town are hopping to keep up with the influx of business related to the nearly 1,000 weather-related collisions that have occurred.
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.
Soon families all over Texas will be preparing to set out on their annual Thanksgiving treks to break bread at laden dinner tables surrounded by family and friends. If your Thanksgiving holiday involves travel, pay attention to these winter driving tips from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Wines and some cheeses get better with age. Texas residents' driving skills — not so much. That's why older drivers need to understand how the aging process can potentially affect their driving skills.
A multi-car pile-up that occurred yesterday, Sept. 14, in Houston sent four people to area hospitals. Two of those hospitalized were Houston paramedics responding to an earlier collision, Houston police reported.
In the last decade, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimated that annually here in the United States, 10 million collisions occur. That breaks down to roughly 27,000 wrecks per day.
You may not realize it, but parking lots are actually some of the most likely places for you to end up in a car accident.
It's perhaps not fair to paint with a broad brush and say that teens are the most risky drivers without looking into the reasons why this is true. One researcher, in a study later published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), said that social dynamics could play into it in many ways.