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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Estate Planning for Parents: Securing Your Family's Future

In the tapestry of parenthood, one thread woven intricately with love, dedication, and a vision for the future is often overlooked: estate planning. While parents naturally prioritize providing for our children's daily needs and nurturing their growth, the concept of preparing for a time when we might not be around can be unsettling. Yet, it's...

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Speeding a Factor in Nearly 30% of Traffic Fatalities, Study Reports

A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety sheds light on the dangers of speeding, which consistently leads to a significant number of fatal car accidents. The study examined the impact of speed limits on car accidents nationwide, analyzing before-and-after data on a dozen roadways with raised or lowered speed limits. Dr. David...

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Reach Alarming Levels

Pedestrian deaths in Texas are up 20% since 2019. Deadly pedestrian accidents have skyrocketed in Texas since 2019, when there were about 660 fatal crashes, according to a new study. Preliminary estimates for last year indicate 834 fatal pedestrian accidents in Texas, according to Governors Highway Safety Association research. Hoover Rogers Law, LLP represents victims...

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Texas, Oklahoma Among Top States With Highest Teen Driver Fatality Rate From 2011-2020

Young drivers are susceptible to serious and fatal car accidents. Every year, thousands of young lives across the nation are tragically cut short due to car accidents, making teen driver fatalities a pressing concern that demands immediate attention. In Texas and Oklahoma, the numbers paint a stark picture. According to a report by ValuePenguin that...

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