Traveling via the school bus system is fairly common among school age children, and even in some instances younger age groups. Each school day, many kids utilize these buses to get them off to class or to end the day. Though the school bussing systems seem simple enough, getting on and off the bus can also be a dangerous task.
We all know that texting, checking in on our favorite social apps, and even just chatting on the phone to our loved ones is tempting while driving. We hear a soft bing or feel a buzzing sensation and suddenly we are tapped into our devices to see what’s going on in an instant. What most people don’t know is that even taking your eyes off the road for two-seconds can cause detrimental accidents to occur. The Lubbock texting and driving accidents attorneys at Liggett Law Group see these tragic accidents too often, and want to make sure drivers understand the two-second rule for driving.
With schools going back into session this month, student safety is on top of many parents’ and teachers’ minds, especially in regards to transportation. While many children ride the bus to school each morning, it’s important to remember accidents can and do happen. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is cautioning Texans to slow down within school zones and to be aware of children walking to and from school buses in the mornings and afternoons.
Texans are no strangers to inclement weather. The state experiences a wide array of weather conditions, particularly rainfall. While the dog days of summer might be very dry, Texas does experience torrential rainfall fairly regularly. With the regularity of rainfall, many people might forget how dangerous driving on wet roads can be. A recent bus crash in Humble, Texas served as a reminder of why drivers should use caution when driving in the rain.
In September of 2017, the state of Texas enacted a statewide ban on texting while driving in an effort to curb automobile accidents caused by distracted driving. Though the law explicitly discusses texting on one’s mobile device, it does not mention texting or interacting with wearable technology while driving. Now, a recent study done by the University of Texas in San Antonio (UTSA) revealed wearable devices are just as distracting.
Millions of Americans get behind the wheel of a vehicle every day. While some people drive responsibly, others are juggling multiple tasks while driving. To understand why distracted driving is so incredibly dangerous, drivers need to know about the three-second rule for driving.
Most people know speeding is an incredibly risky driving behavior, but it isn’t the only speed-related driving behavior that can cause car accidents. Driving too slow can actually cause just as severe of motor vehicle accidents as driving too fast. While many people wrongfully assume driving slower means driving safer, the reality is driving five miles per hour slower than the traffic around you is actually more dangerous than going five miles per hour faster than surrounding traffic. This makes driving slow in the fast lane incredibly dangerous.
According to the Pew Research Center, over 95% of Americans now own at least one cell phone. While cell phones allow for greater communication, they are having a devastating effect on driving safety. Many drivers use their cell phones while driving and it’s causing an astonishing number of car accidents. Data from the National Safety Council revealed a distracted driver using a cell phone causes one in every four car crashes.