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What should drivers avoid when near a truck?

Truck accidents are a scary experience. Trucks are large and heavy, if you are involved in a truck accident, you are lucky to walk away with your life. Often, those who survive a truck accident are still injured in some way. They may want to blame the truck driver for their injuries, but in some cases, it has been another driver's actions, not the truck driver's, that has caused the accident.

Giving trucks plenty of room can help prevent accidents

It's no secret that semi trucks are much larger than standard passenger vehicles. Because of this size differential, it is wise to give big rigs plenty of room when on the road. And on its website, American Trucking Associations gives specific suggestions on how to drive in proximity to trucks.

TxDOT wants drivers to be on the lookout for motorcyclists

As we head toward the days of summer in the Lone Star State, many Texas motorcyclists are looking forward to spending many hours in the saddle. But as we know, there are numerous hazards to look out for while riding, including careless or distracted drivers. So, in an effort to get motorists to take greater care in looking out for those on two wheels, the Texas Department of Transportation has launched a motorcycle safety campaign.

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.

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