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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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Texas Attorney Discusses Auto Accidents Caused by Poor Headlight Quality

We have reached that time of year when Texas drivers often spend more time in the dark. During these winter months, headlight condition is crucial to prevent a crash from occurring.   Nighttime driving is especially dangerous because of limited visibility. According to

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Holiday Auto Accident Risk in Texas, An Attorney Discusses

The holidays can be a dangerous time of year for Texas drivers. With more people traveling to and from shopping centers, or to celebrate with their loved ones, the roads can become congested with traffic. Additionally, the sun sets earlier

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As Traffic Volume Increases, Road Deaths In Texas Remain High

As the economy improves and gas prices remain low, more Texas roads will be filled with more vehicles – and likely more accidents. According to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), the volume of traffic nationwide in August 2018 (latest report)

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