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Do You Know the School Bus Safety Laws in Your State?

Within the last week, there have been multiple fatal school bus accidents in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Florida. Children were hit while crossing the street to board their buses and while waiting at bus stops. Although school buses are considered the safest vehicles on the road by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), how effective are the laws surrounding…
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What Should I Do After A Biking Accident?

In April 2018, the Austin American-Statesman reported on a cyclist being hit by a motorist on two separate occasions. The cyclist sustained injuries but fully recovered. The incident happened in the Central area of Austin where bike lanes and other infrastructure protect cyclists. Although Texas Department of Transportation data shows that accidents between cyclists and motorists have decreased, such incidents…
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Understanding Common Causes of Fatal Construction Accidents

Construction workers are more at risk for serious injury or death than laborers in other occupations. Statistics compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that 21.1 percent of fatal workplace accidents in the private sector occurred in the construction industry. During 2016, 991 construction workers lost their lives. Fatal construction accidents have common causes. OSHA recognizes four…
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How Does Texas Compare to Other States for Safety?

How safe is Texas compared to other states? The National Safety Council recently released a first-of-its-kind report detailing various safety indicators and their effectiveness at preventing death and injury throughout the country. Texas fell almost exactly in the middle compared to other states, ranking 26th safest state in the country. Texas had only 48 percent of the 62 safety indicators…
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