Parked E-Scooters

CDC and Austin Department of Health Study E-Scooter Safety

Over the last year or two, dockless electric scooters have become an increasingly common form of transportation in cities all over the country, including several cities in Texas. There is a lot of controversy regarding the safety of these e-scooters, and many city officials have found an abundance of accidents involving these methods of…

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Secure Seatbelt

Seat Belts Save Lives On Texas Roads: “Click It or Ticket” Starts Today

Starting today, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are teaming up to re-launching their annual “Click It or Ticket Campaign” for 2019. The campaign is seen as a way to reduce the number of drivers and passengers who are killed or seriously injured n Texas roads…

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San Antonio

What Are Texas Lawmakers Doing to Make Our Roads Safer?

The last day that no one died on Texas roads was Nov. 7, 2000. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been expanding its efforts to “End the Streak,” which is how their promotional materials put things. However, despite their best efforts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Texas is still the…

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Local Researchers May Hold the Key to Making Intersections Safer

Not long ago, the Texas Department of Transportation released their latest list of the most dangerous intersections in the state of Texas. Sadly, among the Texas cities with the most dangerous intersection, San Antonio was number two, behind Houston. That may have been the impetus behind a recently disclosed project from the University of…

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Making San Antonio Safer for Pedestrians

Last week, on the night of April 11th, an auto-pedestrian accident happened in San Antonio at about 10:30 p.m. According to reports, a man in a wheelchair was rolling along on a sidewalk, when a driver was pulling out of a gas station on Perrin Beitel Road near Northeast Interstate Loop 410, and she…

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Why You Should Never Speak to An Insurance Adjuster After an Auto Accident

When you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should be aware that you have two insurance companies to deal with. There is the insurance company of the party who caused the accident, as well as your insurance company. When it comes to your own insurance company, it is…

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NHTSA Investigating Hyundai, Kia Vehicles That Catch Fire

After considerable prodding by a number of safety groups, on Monday, federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that they have launched two new investigations into vehicles that have reportedly burst into flames without being involved in a crash. The Investigations Come After Many Warnings These investigations come nearly six…

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Are Hands-Free Devices Actually Safer?

As we have noted previously, November 7, 2000 was a banner day for the state of Texas, since that was the last day without a road fatality in the state. Many, including those at the Texas Department of Transportation, are wondering if the deadly streak since then, which is now in its 19th year,…

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