Monthly Archives: April 2018

Impaired Driving: It’s Not Just About Alcohol

Drunk driving is responsible for one-third of the traffic deaths in the US each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drunk driving kills one person every 51 minutes. In 2015, more than 10,200 people were killed in drunk driving accidents. More than 1,100 of these victims were younger than 14 years old. Drunk driving is…
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Can Austin Fix Its Wrong-Way Crash Problem?

We recently published a blog discussing how local authorities are taking steps to prevent drunk driving accidents in Austin. Drunk drivers are far more likely to cause a certain type of accident that is notorious for causing catastrophic injuries and deaths. Statistics published by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) show that a majority of wrong-way crashes in the US…
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Are Hands-Free Devices Safe to Use While Driving?

Texas lawmakers recently passed a statewide anti-texting and driving law. The new law, which went into effect last year on September 1, bans motorists from texting while driving. Motorists who are caught by law enforcement can receive fines that range from $25 to $99. Repeat offenders can receive fines of up to $200. Advocates of the law claim it will…
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