Vehicle To Vehicle Communication Set To Change The Face of Road Safety

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 20th, 2014

The Department of Transportation recently announced plans that would drastically change the face of car safety in a positive way thanks to the implementation of a new program.

Vehicle to Vehicle communication is a new technology that’s estimated to avert up to 80 percent of automobile accidents.

Denton Texas Moves to Ban Texting While Driving

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 10th, 2014

UPDATE (12/07/2016) — Denton City Council has now banned ALL handheld use of electronic devices while driving. This new “hands-free” law will go into effect June 1st, 2017.

UPDATE (05/07/2014) — Denton City Council has unanimously voted 7-0 to ban texting while driving.

Texting while driving might seem like a harmless practice due to the proliferation of digital devices, but the resulting accidents from individuals doing this tell a different story. When you’re on the road, your total attention is needed in order to avert a car accident. Even though it might be tempting to read a message from a loved one, it’s ALWAYS a better idea to wait until you’ve parked your car somewhere safe to do so.

New Texting Law

Denton Bans Texting While DrivingTexas has passed laws banning the use of handheld devices (prohibeted in school zones as well as for novice drivers, truck drivers, and bus drivers). However, there is no state-wide law... yet. A new law is set to change the status quo in Denton, Texas. The Denton city council is currently in the process of enacting legislation to ban texting while driving. The law also covers other risky activities such as checking email and using social media, which includes Twitter and Facebook.

Texas Move Over or Slow Down Law Now Includes TxDOT Workers

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 7th, 2014

Accidents and emergencies can happen anywhere, and the roadside is no exception. Motorists are required to pay attention to traffic at all times; however, there are times when distracted driving may cause a car accident.

Military Personnel Texting While Driving

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 26th, 2014

Who is the most likely to take dangerous chances by texting and driving? This is a question to which most of us believe we have the answer. However, a recent survey by USAA may leave you surprised.

Brake Override Systems

Submitted by jrlaw on Feb 19th, 2014

Brake override systems can prevent car accidents, and should be a standard safety feature in ALL automobiles.

A brake override system is a computerized component which automatically overrides the throttle mechanism of a vehicle, helping you to brake even when the accelerator pedal is depressed. This means that a vehicle with unintended acceleration issues may be able to come to a stop during such a situation, averting a potentially deadly car accident.

Texas Reports Fatal Car Accident Every Day for the Past Thirteen Years

Submitted by jrlaw on Jan 29th, 2014

One of the worst things a person has to face is hearing that knock on the door only to find a police officer standing there. “Mrs. Smith, we are sorry to inform you, but your (son, daughter, husband, etc.) has been in an accident.” It’s heartbreaking to see the faces of those loved ones but unfortunately in Texas this is a reality that literally happens on a daily basis.

Laws on Highway Merging in Texas

Submitted by jrlaw on Jan 2nd, 2014

What are the laws in regard to merging traffic on Texas highways & freeways? Who has the right of way? Who must yield?

Car Accidents While Riding UberX

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 30th, 2013

Have you been hurt in a car accident while riding in an UberX car? Are you getting the runaround by the insurance company?

How to Get Car Crash Reports & Accident Records in TX

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 19th, 2013

For liability purposes, it’s often necessary to obtain the official police report of your accident.  For some drivers, this is the first time you’ve even thought about an accident report. Others just may not know the procedure in the State of Texas. Either way, we'll explain the process on this page.

NTSB Calls Out FMCSA For Failing to Do Their Job

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 16th, 2013

NTSB Calls Out FMCSAThe National Transportation Safe Board (NTSB) is questioning the competence of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in light of four recent accidents which have resulted in 25 wrongful deaths and 83 injuries. The investigation also revealed that there were safety issues and red flags which were present before the accidents occurred, and the FMCSA either overlooked the flags or failed to act upon them.

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