Taxicab accidents

Taxicab Accidents in Texas

At any given time, thousands of taxicabs travel the streets and highways all over Texas. People use them to get back and forth to work, to get to a doctor’s appointment, to enjoy a night out without having to worry about driving or many other reasons.In their constant effort to make a profit, some taxi drivers try to pick up and drop off as many passengers is possible in the shortest possible time frame. Quite often, either the driver or the passenger is in a hurry and the combination of time pressures, traffic and distractions can lead to accidents, which in turn may cause serious injuries to passengers, other drivers, bicyclists and even pedestrians.

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Liquor Laws in Lubbock and Drunk Driving

Liquor Laws in Lubbock and Drunk Driving

When it comes to alcohol, the state of Texas definitely has a complicated hodgepodge of laws that can make drinking in the state extremely confusing. It wasn’t until 1970 that an amendment to the Texas Constitution made liquor by the drink legal within the state; the first time since prohibition was passed that liquor by…

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Fall Roadway Conditions in North Texas

Fall Roadway Conditions in North Texas

As the weather transitions from summer to winter, drivers in North Texas have to deal with fall roadway weather conditions in the meantime. It’s a time of year when there is more rain than in summer and a less snow or ice than in winter, but there is a possibility of both. Add into the…

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Texas Drunk Driving Laws

Texas Drunk Driving Laws

Anyone who decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after they have been drinking alcohol has found the most likely way to find themselves into the criminal justice system in Texas. If someone is caught driving drunk in Texas, a number of harsh penalties await. For a first offense, the defendant faces a…

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Staying Safe on the Road this Memorial Day Weekend

Staying Safe on the Road this Memorial Day Weekend

According to predictions from AAA Texas, nearly three million people will take to Texas roadways this Memorial Day weekend, from Thursday May 21 through Monday, May 25, and drive at least 50 miles from home. That number represents a five percent increase over last year’s holiday travel numbers, because of much lower gas prices and strong employment numbers.

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Kids and Cars

Kids and Cars

Being distracted and in a hurry can cause us to forget there may be little ones in harm’s way that we cannot see from our driver’s seat. Every week in the United States, 50 children are injured from being backed over by a vehicle. Of these 50, an average of two are fatalities.

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texting while driving

Statewide Ban on Texting While Driving Passes Texas House

On March 25, 2015, the Texas House of Representatives approved House Bill 80 to outlaw texting while driving throughout the state of Texas. The bill must still make it through the Senate and past a possible gubernatorial veto. Former Governor Rick Perry vetoed two previous bills addressing the issue in 2011 and 2013, but legislators are hopeful for a different result this time around.

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Crashworthiness

Crashworthiness

The first motor vehicle fatality occurred in 1889 in New York City. Since then, The United States has continued to elevate its standards with regard to vehicle safety, including focusing on a concept called crashworthiness.

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