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.
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.
Takata airbags have been a problem for more than ten years now, but despite a plethora of evidence that the airbags are dangerous, General Motors (GM) is asking U.S. safety regulators to delay the recall of nearly 1 million vehicles.
The great state of Texas is known for many things, but unfortunately, not all of them are good. Texas has more drunk driving accidents than any other state in the U.S., but some Texas cities are worse than others. A study released earlier this month looked at more than 24,000 alcohol related crashes in Texas and found the city of Lubbock had the highest number of drunk driving accidents per capita than any other Texas city.
Whether you are in hurry or just not paying attention, running stop signs is not only illegal, it’s incredibly dangerous. While running or rolling through a stop sign might not seem like a big deal, it could have disastrous consequences.