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Motorcyclists share love and dangers of riding

There are many benefits to riding a motorcycle. For one thing, with the price of gas being what it is, motorcycles can be extremely economical. Riding a motorcycle is also a great way to enjoy the outdoors. While motorists in cars are surrounded by a shield of metal, plastic and glass, motorcyclists move along at one with the elements.

How long can a truck driver stay on the road during a shift?

If you have ever traveled the Texas roadways during the overnight hours, you may well have been sharing lanes with big-rig trucks. This would not be unusual as the demands of moving cargo across the state and country requires drivers to spend long stretches of the day and night on the move.

Statistics demonstrate dangers of holiday driving in Texas

Ready or not, we are rapidly approaching the holiday season. With Thanksgiving coming in November, followed by Christmas and New Year's around a month later, it is a sure bet that many Texans have plans to visit with friends and relatives. And it is having the opportunity to spend time with the one's we love that makes this time of the year so special.

Car caught on video swerving and hitting motorcycle in Texas

Perhaps you have seen the shocking video footage taken on a Texas highway, in which a car swerves from its lane and strikes a motorcycle that appeared to be attempting to pass on the left. Upon impact, the motorcycle, which had a driver and his girlfriend on board, took a tumble onto the highway.

Difficulty getting claims paid can add to a victim's burdens

Being involved in a car crash can be a life-altering experience. In the blink of an eye, you can find your whole world changed in ways you could have never expected. Even a mild accident can produce injuries severe enough to require medical attention.

Intoxicated driver nods off, runs into painting business

Many Texans enjoy having a drink or two to relax or socialize, which is perfectly fine. However, moderation is generally advised for any number of reasons. This is especially true for those who know they will be driving after drinking.

Trivial distractions can lead to fatal car accidents

Life is filled with things that, at the moment, may seem very important, but are actually very trivial. For instance, a phone call to confirm an appointment or to gossip could feel like something that must be attended to immediately. So could listening to a new song, fixing hair, applying makeup or having a snack.

Tracy Morgan's recovery from truck accident on display at Emmys

When comedian Tracy Morgan made a surprise entrance at this year's Emmy Awards, it marked the first time he's made a live appearance in public since being involved in a serious truck accident. In June 2014, the limousine in which Mr. Morgan was traveling was struck by a truck driver who had allegedly not slept for 28 hours. Mr. Morgan was severely injured in the crash. A fellow comedian and friend of Mr. Morgan's, James McNair, was also in the limo and died as a result of the crash.

What should I look for when choosing a motorcycle helmet?

Riding a motorcycle around Houston can be fun, but challenging. There are some scenic routes you can take for pleasure rides, but there also many congested thoroughfares. Motorcyclists are so physically vulnerable that they must always keep an eye out for potential dangers. It is all too easy for an unexpected hazard to cause a rider to take a serious spill.

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