This time of year often means family and gathering people together to celebrate the season. Unfortunately, traffic accidents here in Texas never take a holiday. Though a car accident is always an upsetting event, it can seem even more upsetting when it happens during a holiday weekend. This could be what several families are experiencing after a crash on Thanksgiving Day resulted in injuries for several people, one of them critically.
Four high school students are tragically dead following a serious crash. Texas authorities have confirmed the deaths of four teenagers in the early evening of Nov. 4 in a two-car crash that also injured three other people. As with most car accidents, police are still looking into the cause of the accident.
Two people have been killed in a tragic accident involving an 18-wheeler, according to local sources in Bryan. Texas police responded to the crash that claimed two lives and sent a third person to a local hospital. So far, charges have not been filed, but as with many car accidents of this type, the police investigation is ongoing.
Most people in Texas can easily identify some of the most common distracted driving habits, such as talking on the phone, texting and eating. However, many drivers completely overlook a common but serious problem behind the wheel—listening to music. Listening to music is actually linked to a higher rate of car accidents. According to recent research, certain songs are more dangerous than others.
It is one of the first things we learn as young children: to stop when the light is red and go when the light turns green.
We have all seen the car commercials that advertise a new car's ability to alert the driver and even brake automatically if they detect something too close to the front of the car. Nearly 10% of cars on U.S. roads today have this technology, but auto manufacturers would like to include this technology in all vehicles by 2022.
We recently wrote that Texas has among the highest speed limits in the nation. In light of just how much open road there is, many believe these higher speeds to be justifiable – if not entirely safe. Of course, speed limits and the freedoms we allow to cars have long been controversial topics.
Texas has more miles of road than any other state, and our speed limits (in certain areas) are among the highest in the U.S. We love to drive in Texas, and we seemingly want to drive with as few limits as possible.
Many things can impact how safe people are when they are traveling out on the roads. This includes what type of vehicle they are in. Not all automobiles are equal when it comes to safety. Recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings raise questions about how one popular class of vehicles is doing on this front: Pickup trucks.