Graduating high school is a momentous occasion in any teenager’s life; and, prom is one of the most memorable events leading up to graduation. Although many teenagers enjoy prom responsibly, the reality is prom can be a very dangerous time. In their excitement, teenagers might make poor decisions that could not only affect themselves, but also others.
Using a cell phone while driving is incredibly dangerous. Each year, thousands of drivers using their cell phone while driving cause car accidents resulting in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Although most people know texting while driving is unsafe, many Texas drivers engage in this risky behavior anyway. However, Texas legislators are doing everything in their power to bring an end to car accidents caused by texting drivers.
Seatbelts are the most fundamental safety features in cars and other motor vehicles. However, unlike airbags and other safety features, seatbelt use is entirely up to the driver or passenger. Many people hop into cars and start driving or riding without ever thinking about buckling their seatbelts, but this deprives them of the one safety feature that could save their lives.
Driving comes with many risks and it is a driver’s responsibility to do everything in his or her power to minimize these risks by driving safely. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen and some drivers are worse than others.
Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. Even when drivers exercise the utmost caution, motor vehicle accidents can still happen. When an accident occurs, all parties involved are expected to stay on the scene, but this doesn’t always happen. Hit and run accidents are very serious, and Texas law imposes harsh penalties when drivers flee from an accident scene.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents, causing millions of accidents each year. Cell phone use is one of the most common driving distractions, accounting for over 330,000 car accident injuries each year.
At any given time in the state of Texas, there are around 2,500 active work zones where construction is being performed on state roads. For construction workers, surrounding traffic poses a serious risk for injury, and motorists need to exercise extra caution when driving near and/or through work zones.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports there are more than six million car accidents every year, and rear-end collisions account for more than 40% of all accidents. Seeing as rear-enders are the most common type of car accident, it’s likely that at one point in our lives, each of us will be involved in one, so it’s important to know what to do when one occurs.