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June 2011 Archives

Texas DWI accident reminds drivers to start seeing scooters

There is a population of people in Texas and throughout the country who are extremely passionate about their form of transportation. They see riding a motorcycle or motorized scooter as the economical and "green" ways to travel.

New study shows even low BAC levels can be dangerous

In Texas and throughout the U.S., a driver is considered legally intoxicated if his or her blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 or higher. Many people believe that if their BAC is below the legal limit, they cannot be arrested for a drunk driving offense. Many also believe that driving with a BAC of 0.08 or less is safe. In reality, neither of these conclusions is always true. A new study that was recently released by two sociologists from the University of California-San Diego examined national car accident data spanning over 14 years. The sociologists looked at different severity levels of accidents from minor negligence to serious fatalities. The data indicated that accidents were 36.6 percent more likely to result in serious fatalities when only a small amount of alcohol was detected as opposed to drivers who had not been drinking at all.

Gov. Perry won't outlaw texting and driving for all of Texas

Each year, thousands of serious injuries and deaths are attributed to the seemingly innocent act of reading or writing a text message while driving. Many drivers think that they can multitask and text while they are behind the wheel; however, numerous studies have shown that this is not the case.

Hospital negligence leads to Texas parents' wrongful death suit

There is no greater fear than the fear that a parent feels than when his or her child is sick. They want to be able to help them but often times wind up feeling helpless. That's why the work of doctors and nurses is so important.

Texas trucker faces various lawsuits for fatal accident

Driving is a privilege that should be taken very seriously. When behind the wheel of a vehicle, every decision that a driver makes during every second has a direct effect on those with whom they share the road.

Texas teens' end-of-year trip interrupted by crash into big rig

If a tractor trailer crashes with no one to see it, does the truck accident still exist? In the case of a recent traffic accident involving a group of Texas teens, an unseen truck accident certainly did affect them.

Study: Texas motorcycle accidents on the rise

It's clear that too many motorcyclists are dying and getting injured on Texas roads. According to a recent report, a rising number of motorcyclists in Texas are becoming victims of motorcycle accidents. The numbers are shocking and prove that traffic safety could be improved.According to the Texas Department of Transportation, motorcyclists and their passengers accounted for a whopping 14 percent of Texas' traffic deaths in 2009. In all, motorcycle accidents that year caused 434 fatalities in the state.

Texas is a signature away from higher speed limits

"The faster you can get somewhere, the better," says one Texas resident when asked about a proposed change to the state's traffic laws. Among the proposed changes, the bill's supporters want highway speed limits increased by 5 mph and for night-time speed limits to be done away with.

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