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Traffic is down due to COVID-19, but fatal crashes are up on Texas roads

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the roads and highways in Texas have less traffic. But are the roads any safer? Unfortunately, the Lone Star State is continuing its streak of at least one fatal car accident per day, according to

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Why does Texas lead the nation for roadside work zone crashes?

Roadside workers, such as construction workers and Texas Department of Transportation employees, are responsible for maintaining our roads. That is a dangerous job. According to an article in Safety + Health Magazine, these workers are often seriously injured or killed

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How does responsible driving prevent Texas car accidents?

Cautious drivers are generally less likely to be involved in collisions. Drivers who obey all traffic laws: avoid cellphone distractions, comply with posted speed limits, and never get behind the wheel when impaired don't pose any risk to themselves or

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Texas officials establish 2020 goal for traffic fatalities and injuries

The Federal Highway Administration requires local officials in Texas to establish yearly projections of traffic fatalities and injuries and submit them to TxDOT. The purpose of annual targets is for states to achieve fewer deaths or injuries than those estimated.

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NHTSA investigates Tesla cars for sudden unexpected acceleration

From 2015-2019, sales of electric cars have grown from 0.3-1.9 percent across the United States. While they still make up a small percentage of the automotive market, electric cars offer the convenience of being charged at home. They are also

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State Data: 10 People Die Each Day on Texas Roads On Average

How many more lives have to be lost before we realize that something is deeply flawed with our driving culture? Each day, an average of 10 people lose their lives on Texas roads. Some days are better than others, but

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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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