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Fatal motor vehicle accidents can blindside family members

It is unhealthy to spend time in morbid contemplation about all the bad things that could possibly happen. In fact, to function and lead a happy life, it is best to retain a positive attitude and not dwell on the negative. But while this outlook is largely beneficial, it can also leave us in shock when we are forced to deal with sudden misfortune.

Negligent drivers can make flash floods more dangerous

Houston is a wonderful city to live in. However, the roads and highways can get congested and as such, defensive driving is always advisable. And sometimes circumstances can arise that demand extra care when behind the wheel. For instance, when weather conditions become extreme, it is vital to take the proper precautions to avoid danger.

Why does alcohol lead inebriated people to think they can drive?

It is quite likely that you have already heard that alcohol is a depressant. In this regard, alcohol alters the brain's chemistry by changing its neurotransmitter level. Neurotransmitters are what send signals through your body which control your emotional, behavioral and thought processes.

Truck drivers may be unknowingly damaging tires

Since federal regulations limit the number of hours truck drivers can spend behind the wheel during shifts, it stands to reason that they would want to cover as much ground as possible before stopping. On some Texas highways, trucks are permitted to travel as fast as 85 mph. While such a high rate of speed may help trucker drivers arrive at their destinations sooner, it also poses a very real danger.

Dangers of distracted driving subject of TXDOT campaign

In April, the Texas Department of Transportation actively participates in National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. TXDOT has chosen "Talk/Text CRASH" as the name of its campaign to help alert the public to the dangers of driving while distracted. The hope is that the campaign will inspire Texans to refrain from using their cell phones while behind the wheel.

What do I need for my motorcycle road trip?

As spring brings its warmer temperatures, motorcyclists all across Texas are getting their motorcycles out of storage and prepping them for the months ahead. The vast variety of landscapes throughout the state provide riders with opportunities for some great over-the-road adventures. But as rewarding as a long-distance motorcycle journey can be, there are also some things that riders must keep in mind as they head out on the roadways.

Daylight saving may be related to drowsy driving accidents

Very recently, every last one of us in the United States had one hour of one day taken from us. Yes, it was once again the bi-annual ritual known as daylight saving time. While at one point in history there was reason for this time adjustment, these days it is viewed more as a nuisance that simply won't desist.

How to have a safe motorcycle group ride, part 2

With the arrival of spring, motorcyclists all across the Lone Star State will likely have an abundance of opportunities to get together with friends and go on group rides. Riding as part of a group can have many advantages. For example, group riders can look out for one another's safety. Also, if one rider has mechanical issues, then his or her friends can stop and lend a hand in making repairs.

Drugged driving becoming more problematic

The dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Every year in Texas, many lives are lost or irreparably altered due the actions of drunk drivers. While the financial cost of such devastation can be calculated and assigned a number, the emotional cost to the victims and their families can never be truly accounted for.

Truck drivers are responsible for ensuring their cargo is secure

When driving on the highways in and around Houston, you will at some point find yourself in proximity to big-rig trucks. In fact, the truck traffic is such that it's easy to find yourself surrounded by these super-sized vehicles. Of course, your first concern will likely be avoiding a collision, but there are other potential hazards to watch out for when driving near trucks.

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