Texas School Bus Stop Law

School bus accidents are devastating and often involve vulnerable school-aged children. In an effort to protect students from being hit by vehicles when getting on and off of school buses, Texas has strict bus stop laws that all drivers must follow. Learning more about the school bus laws in Texas can help you ensure…

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Auto Safety Devices: Shatter Resistant Glass

One of the oldest and most common safety features on cars is the shatter-resistant glass that is mandatory on cars made and sold in the United States. The reason laminated glass is mandatory, at least for the windshield, is because it keeps the glass from shattering into dangerous sharp pieces. Instead, it typically confines…

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Auto Safety Devices: Electronic Stability Control

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is available on many new cars. Of course, if safety officials get their way, it will be on all vehicles very soon. This technology has proven to be a great help to drivers. That is especially true for those who need to maintain control of their vehicles during extreme steering…

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Auto Safety Devices: Traction Control

What is Traction Control? Traction control is an active vehicle safety feature designed to assist vehicles by helping them make effective use of all the traction available on the road when accelerating on low-friction road surfaces. When a vehicle without traction control attempts to accelerate on a slippery surface like ice, snow, or loose gravel, the…

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Auto Safety Devices: Anti-Lock Brakes Systems (ABS)

A lot of people take anti-lock braking (ABS) systems for granted these days. That is likely because ABS technology has grown to become a standard safety feature on most new cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. It may seem hard to believe now, but ABS systems didn’t even exist for a long time. The evolution…

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Auto Safety Devices: Rollover-Activated Side-Curtain Airbags

Among the most effective safety devices on passenger vehicles for nearly two decades have been side-curtain airbags (SCA), That’s especially true of those designed to be activated in a rollover accident.  The first rollover-activated side curtain airbags (SCA) on the market became available on 2002.5 model year Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineer 4 door…

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Which Features Make My Car Safer?

Whenever someone in San Antonio or elsewhere in Texas is shopping for a new vehicle, all car buyers should take special note that vehicle drivers and passengers are being protected by more vehicle safety features than ever before. Safety should always be a major consideration when buying a new car. And while overall safety…

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Texas Traffic Crashes during COVID Surprise

Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Fatality Statistics During COVID are Surprising

Auto Accident Trends in Texas during the Covid-19 Shutdown Show We Have a Lot to Learn When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit Texas back in March, it would be difficult to find anyone who was not affected in some way. At the time, Governor Greg Abbott announced a stay-at-home order to begin on April…

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What Makes SUVs More Dangerous Than Sedans?

When shopping for the perfect vehicle, safety should be at the top of your priority list. The car you and your family members use should comply with accepted safety standards in the automotive industry. It should also have a high safety rating in its class. If you have narrowed down your options to a…

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Why Do So Many Truck Accidents Happen at Night?

Most truck drivers are professionals who usually operate their rigs safely. In most cases, they cover hundreds of miles over many hours per day, and they do so safely. That said, however, over the years, have been a rather continual increase in the number of truck accidents on Texas roads and beyond. Why Truck…

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