Category Archives: Blog

Texas truck driver advocates for underside guards on trailers

Underride crashes are often horrific and many times fatal. They occur when a driver of a smaller passenger car or SUV crashes into the trailer and gets crushed underneath. These crashes are rarely survivable. Those who are fortunate enough to

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What can federal regulators do to make Texas roads safer?

What's driving the high rate of deadly crashes across the state of Texas and the rest of the United States? In 2018, almost 4,000 people were killed in crashes on Texas roads, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. On

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Self-driving trucks may soon do business on Texas roads. Here's what you need to know.

It may be several years before we see a complete rollout of autonomous vehicle technology on the market, as more research, testing, and development is needed. In the meantime, this technology comes with uncertainties — especially when it comes to safety.

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U.S. Department of Transportation to Relax Truck Driver Hour Regulations

Statistics show accidents involving trucks weighing as much as 80,000 pounds have increased, so the U.S. Department of Transportation is cracking down on the hours worked by long-haul truckers. Just kidding. Instead, the DOT is preparing to relax regulations on

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Murder by crossbow and punching a pregnant woman headline road rage cases across the United States

Austin was the only Texas city that placed in the top 10 of a ranking of United States cities with the most aggressive drivers, but Texas road rage was well-represented in the list with Dallas-Fort Worth at 15, San Antonio

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Do ‘Do Not Disturb’ Features Cut Down Distracted Driving Accidents?

The jury is still out on whether Apple’s new “Do Not Disturb” feature for drivers to use cuts down on the number of distracted driving accidents in any meaningful way. It has been 18 months since Apple introduced the app

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Cars get safer, but deadly highway crashes continue

Ever since the 1960s, the car industry has been increasing the safety features in their vehicles. From seatbelts and airbags, to back-up cameras and blind-spot assist technology, the progression has been dramatic. Industry experts believe that we are only a

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A Texas Attorney Weighs in on the Best Ways to Avoid Tire-Related Accidents

Tire-related crash deaths now exceed deaths due to cellphone distraction, according to statesman.com. In 2017, drivers in the United States put more than 3.2 trillion miles on their tires. In that same year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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How Truck Safety Violations Are Tracked by the FMCSA

A fully-loaded commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 and wreak serious havoc in a traffic accident. In 2017, approximately 4,102 people lost their lives across the United States due to truck accidents. That’s why strict regulations and safety enforcement

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Texas Attorneys Discuss Multitasking and Distracted Driving

People who think “it will never happen to me” are wrong. We see people multitasking on the road all the time, and they very likely all assume that they’re safe. No, says Professor David Sanbonmatsu, senior author of a University of Utah study, “Frequent

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