Distracted Driving

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is impaired driving. November 7th – 13th is set aside to remind drivers of just that. Drowsy drivers cause an estimated 100,000 police-reported motor vehicle accidents every year. Annually, approximately 50,000 of these accidents result in injuries. And around 800 more result in fatal injury. Drowsy driving is like driving drunk. Studies have found …

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Cellphone Use and Car Accidents

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According to the National Safety Council, more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents are caused by cellphone use each year. One out of every four car accidents in the United States is related to texting while driving alone, and nearly 400,000 people are injured in these accidents every year. In the state of Texas, it …

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Driverless Cars in Texas: How Much of a Threat Do They Pose to Pedestrians?

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Google has been experimenting with driverless cars for several years now, releasing the vehicles onto streets in cities as small as Ann Arbor, Michigan and as large as Los Angeles, California. At the recent Detroit Auto Show, Google also spotlighted a minivan with self-driving sensors and vision systems. Waymo, the autonomous car company Google spun …

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California Cracks Down on Distracted Driving (Again). Why is Texas Lagging Behind?

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California had long been at the forefront of attempts to curb distracted driving accidents by limiting how drivers can use their phones behind the wheel. For instance, California was among the first states to ban handheld cell phone use and texting while driving. Now, the state has gone one step further: they’ve made it a …

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