NHTSA Sounds Alarm on Distracted Driving: 'Pay the Price or Risk Lives'

Recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that 40,990 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2023. Despite an increase in driving—with total miles reaching 67.5 billion in 2023—traffic-related deaths fell by 3.6%. However, distracted driving remains a serious concern. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month In light of...

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Identifying the Symptoms of TBI After a Car Wreck

Traumatic brain injuries can have severe consequences. Due to their potentially life-altering effects, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most devastating outcomes of car accidents. TBIs manifest in various forms, which is why seeking immediate medical attention after a crash to mitigate long-term brain damage is essential. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, offering...

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Study Highlights Shortcomings in Front Crash Prevention Systems

Recent advancements in automotive safety technology have led to significant improvements in preventing rear-end collisions and other car accidents. However, two new studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveal a critical gap in these systems' effectiveness. That includes the effectiveness of front crash prevention systems in preventing collisions with large trucks and...

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Why Are There So Many Dangerous Drivers?

A closer look at a serious problem on our roads. We’ve all encountered dangerous drivers on the road. Drivers who are going way too fast or who are acting aggressively. Drivers who are checking their phones or who are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Too often, we’ve also seen the car accidents these drivers cause,...

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Texas Traffic Fatalities: 23 Years Without a Death-Free Day

Texas recently reached an unfortunate milestone, as the Department of Transportation confirmed that, since 2000, not a single day has passed without a fatal car accident on the Lone Star State's roads. The last day without a fatal crash was Nov. 7, 2000. Since then, fatal accidents involving cars, trucks, 18-wheelers, and other motor vehicles...

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Texas Allocates Record $345M for Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Projects

Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are on the rise in Texas In an effort to reduce the number of bicycle and pedestrian accidents statewide, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently designated $345 million for improvement projects for pedestrians and cyclists, including bike paths and pedestrian walkways. "People who walk and bike make up about 1...

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Roadway Fatalities Down in First Half of 2023, Yet Still Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

Roadway fatalities in the United States increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. While they still haven't dropped below pre-pandemic levels, some recent estimates show that there is some hope. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been 19,515 roadway fatalities across the U.S. during the first half of...

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