There are few things in life more maddening than being injured in a car accident that wasn't your fault. This is especially true if the other driver was drunk.
Residents of Texas who are concerned about drunk driving might be interested in new technology that could stop drunk driving by disabling the vehicle when the driver is intoxicated. A test car equipped with the technology was demonstrated in Washington, D.C., on June 4.
A 39-year-old man was involved in and is in police custody after an accident that left two people dead. The accident took place around 5 p.m. on Sept. 22 on Air Base Road and Pecan Lane in Bellmead. Police say that the victims were a 25-year-old woman and a 38-year-old woman.
On July 29, a fiery accident near Bastrop involving four vehicles resulted in a fatality, according to the Department of Public Safety. Officials charged a 28-year-old woman with intoxication manslaughter in connection with the incident.
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.
It is well-known that it is important for parents of teenagers to keep a close eye on their children's driving conduct. Another thing that it can be very important for such parents to be vigilant about is who they allow their teenage child to ride in the car with. This is underscored in a recent study.