An auto breakdown can occur at any time on Texas roads. Stranded motorists typically can get assistance fairly quickly when their vehicles fail in and around the Houston metro area, but on some long stretches of Texas highways, signs of civilization are miles apart.
Almost anyone will agree that it is easier to drive on a sunny day than on one that is rainy or storm-filled. Fewer will consider the inherent danger that sunlight poses when motorists drive into the sunrise or sunset.
If your New Year's Eve celebration was marred by an accident caused by a drunk driver, you could have a long road to recovery ahead of you. The timing of this holiday, coming on the heels of the weekend, may have given some Houston residents too many opportunities to tie one on over the long weekend celebration ringing in the new year.
Houston appears to be ground zero for a new initiative known as the Trace Protocol which began earlier this month. Spearheaded by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), according to its chief law enforcement officer, it provides local law enforcement agencies with extra investigative tools when officers believe alcohol was a factor in a serious collision.
As holiday shindigs go, the office party may be viewed as an obligatory snooze-fest or an event that's fraught with peril. But if taking a pass on the festivities isn't exactly career suicide, it does mean that you will miss a good opportunity to schmooze with the higher-ups in your organization.
If your Thanksgiving plans involve travel, you may be at risk of a traffic accident on Black Wednesday. That's the nickname given to Thanksgiving Eve when there are higher than average numbers of impaired motorists on the roads.
If you frequently walk or ride a bicycle on the streets of Houston, you literally may be taking your life in your hands when you venture out.
Halloween is typically a dangerous night for driving here in Houston. Not only are trick-or-treating youngsters darting out from between parked cars and jaywalking, but there are also more than the usual number of drunk drivers.
Many drowsy driving accidents happen because people just do not realize they are so tired that they should no longer be behind the wheel. They hesitate to pull over, thinking they can just fight through it, and then they nod off and cause a catastrophic accident. All it takes is a second or two for a crash to occur.
Houston residents love a good time, and there's lots of fun to be had over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. It's traditionally a time to gather with friends and family to honor the contributions of American workers and give them a day off.