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.
Many considerations go into the decision of which car to purchase when consumers are in the market for a new or used vehicle. Prospective buyers may cite safety concerns, pricing and various options and features when they are weighing the pros and cons of vehicles.
Many people realize that geckos have a built-in escape model — they can detach the ends of their tails at will when in a predator's grasp so they can make good their escape. Even better, in a month's time, they are able to completely regrow their severed tails.
The summer days bookended between Memorial Day and Labor Day are collectively known as the "100 deadliest days" for teenage drivers. A spokesperson for AAA noted that collisions involving teen drivers jump up 15 percent during this summer period.
Springtime in Houston means it's once again prom season for the high school set. Parents who remember this rite of passage from their own teenage years may worry about their kids getting caught underage drinking or worse, being hurt in a car accident.
As residents of Houston realize, the month of April can be fraught with severe weather events that make driving dangerous. But while there may not be anything people can do about the weather in southeast Texas, there are definitely ways to modify our driving patterns to keep the roads safer.
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.