Texting While Driving: How to Prove a Driver Was Distracted

    In recent years, texting while driving has become the target of nationwide campaigns for safe driving, and understandably so. On average, sending or receiving a text message can take a driver’s eyes off the road for about five seconds, which is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field with a blindfold. The dangers of texting while driving […]

    The case for sobriety checkpoints in Texas: Part I

    New Year’s Eve has come and gone. Though New Year’s Eve is notorious for the number of drunk driving accidents that occur on roads in Texas and across the nation on that day and deep into the night, December 31 is not the only night of the year that bears witness to devastating drunk driving accidents. In an effort to […]

    Oil Field Workers Face Serious Dangers On the Road

    Imagine driving home after working 17 hours straight on an oil field. The fatigue oil field workers experience after laboring for long hours in sometimes extreme weather conditions should be no surprise. Unfortunately, such fatigue frequently leads to motor vehicle accidents. Such accidents are the number one cause of fatalities in the oil industry. In the past 10 years, over […]

    New Proposal Aimed at Reducing Truck and Bus Rollover Accidents

    Earlier this week, a government agency proposed that all manufacturers should be required to equip large trucks and buses with electronic stability control systems. The goal of the proposal made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is to prevent rollover bus and truck accidents. Rollovers often occur due to skidding on slick roads, or swerving to avoid debris […]

    New Research Shows Limiting Commercial Truck Speeds Improves Safety

    It may seem like common sense that when commercial trucks go slower they are involved in fewer crashes. Unfortunately, truck drivers needing to travel a certain number of miles each day may sometimes be tempted to drive faster than they should. This is where a technology called a speed limiter comes into play. Such devices limit the top speed semis […]

    Tractor-Trailers Jackknifing Cause Truck Accidents

    Most people have heard about commercial trucks jackknifing resulting in crashes. Unfortunately, such collisions are not uncommon. This type of 18-wheeler accident occurs in Texas and around the country, and can cause serious or fatal injuries to motorists. Jackknifing occurs when the trailer and the vehicle pulling it become out of sync. Instead of continuing forward in a straight line, […]

    Recent String of Bus Accidents Prompts Calls for New Regulations

    A series of recent bus crashes have led for calls to improve the safety of the entire bus industry. Last year a serious crash in New York resulted in multiple fatalities and serious injuries, and just this week two people died in a Montana bus accident. Texas bus accidents have also resulted in deaths. One of the most serious occurred […]

    Texas Motorcycle Accident Highlights Safety Issues

    A Dallas man recently received national attention for his caught-on-video motorcycle crash. The 25-year-old was traveling on a three-lane highway when he passed a car and traffic slowed down. The car behind the motorcyclist rear-ended him. The motorcycle rider was thrown from the motorcycle and caught between two cars. He then fell to the road, suffering serious injuries including a […]

    Technology to Help Improve Teen Driving

    Turning sixteen and gaining the freedom that comes with a driver’s license is a major step forward toward adulthood. At this stage, parents need to trust that their teens will drive safely and make the right choices while behind the wheel – the way they were taught. Making good decisions and implementing safe driving practices can be difficult when a […]

    Texas Lawmakers Trying to Ban Texting While Driving

    In an effort to prevent car accidents, roughly 30 states have passed rules which restrict texting while driving, and that number is increasing each year. Texas currently does not have a statewide ban in place, although major cities within the state have passed their own rules preventing drivers from texting while driving. Legislators have attempted to pass bills in several […]