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Texas moving closer to banning texting and driving

While many states have laws prohibiting drivers from texting and driving, Texas has yet to pass similar legislation. Distracted driving injures and kills thousands of people every year in the United States. In order to prevent these avoidable tragedies, law enforcement officers are cracking down on people who choose to use their cellular devices while behind the wheel.

Men are more likely to drive aggressively

Men by nature, are often more aggressive than women. This does not change when it comes to driving. A report published by AAA found that men are three times more likely than women to display road rage behaviors. Whether they are stuck in traffic on their way to an important appointment or meeting, or they are simply frustrated with a slow driver blocking their path, men tend to get more aggressive while behind the wheel. In fact, at least 80 percent of motorists in the United States admit that they have become aggressive while driving. It is simply not uncommon for people to feel angry, anxious and impatient when trying to get to where they need to go.

Who will pay for my pain and suffering?

If you have been involved in a car accident in Texas, you likely have many questions, including who will pay for the damage to your vehicle and any court fees incurred. Another concern is likely whether or not your insurance company will compensate you for any pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the crash.

Explaining the dangers of eating while driving

Distracted driving has become a national topic of conversation in recent years due to the proliferation of cell phone technology. People texting or talking on the phone while driving on Houston’s roads can present almost as great a danger to other motorists as those impaired by drugs or alcohol. Fortunately, solutions have been introduced in recent years to curb handset use while driving. Yet what many fail to recognize when it comes to distracted driving is that there are other equally dangerous forms of distraction that are often overlooked.

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