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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.

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.

When travel plans go awry, beware drowsy driving

When a person has travel plans involving flights, one of their big hopes is generally that everything involving their air travel will go smoothly. Now, as a Los Angeles Times article noted, there are things travelers can do in their planning to try to reduce the chances of major hiccups coming up in relation to their flights, such as booking nonstop flights and avoiding booking a day’s last flight to their particular location.

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