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April 2014 Archives

March for Change occurring in Austin today

Drunk driving has a very high human cost. Last year, over 1,000 people lost their lives in alcohol-related accidents in Texas. The problem isn't limited to Texas; every day, around 28 drunk driving accident fatalities occur nationwide, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates.

Intoxicated driving suspected in fatal Texas truck accident

Tragedy can ensue when a truck driver gets behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or other substances. Recently, here in Texas, a fatal truck accident occurred in which allegations of intoxicated driving have been leveled.

Avoiding distracted driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so today, the focus of our discussion will be this type of dangerous behind-the-wheel conduct. Sadly, there are a great many activities that drivers sometimes engage in when out on the roads that can distract them from driving, such as: using electronic devices, dealing with something happening in the back seat, reaching for objects, eating, drinking, engaging in personal grooming, adjusting the settings of various things in their vehicle and getting into in-depth conversations with passengers. Regardless of what causes a driver to become distracted, distracted driving can have a huge impact, as it can lead to injuries and, in severe circumstances, deaths.