Today, more often than not you’ll find cars on the roadways with some form of safety technology. If your car was manufactured after 2015, it likely has a rearview camera and even blind spot detection to ensure your safety while you drive. Though these implementations may seem like great ways to keep us protected during our travels, researchers are finding many drivers are relying on vehicle safety technology more than they should.
Though it seems at one point or another we all have engaged in dangerous or reckless driving behaviors, teens are more apt to engage in these actions than others. This can be attributed to many different factors, such as limited driving and traffic experience and pressure from peers to act out.
Whether we’d like to admit it or not, we’ve all sped while driving at least once in our lives. You may have sped to the hospital so your significant other could give birth to your first child or raced down the highway to be on time for a big meeting. Just because speeding is a common occurrence doesn’t mean it should be.
A fatal tour bus wreck closed Interstate 25 in both directions just over a week ago, when a tour bus, semi truck, pickup truck, and car were involved in a deadly collision. Sadly, three people were killed in the wreck and 24 others were injured, some critically. The motor vehicle accident occurred just north of Bernalillo, New Mexico, which is about 18 miles north of Albuquerque. There were a total of 25 passengers and two drivers on the tour bus.
Most motor vehicle accidents occur between two cars, but in some instances, one vehicle will collide with a stationary object, such as a guardrail or tree. Lubbock residents have seen a number of these strange accidents this year, with a couple happening just weeks apart.
It’s been over one year since the devastating bus accident crash that killed 13 people in Uvalde, Texas, and although there is nothing that can bring back the victims, their families will at least see justice. The twenty-year-old intoxicated driver that collided with the bus has pled no contest to 13 counts of intoxicated manslaughter and will face a sentencing hearing in November.
Lubbock residents may have noticed an increase in patrols last month. Law enforcement in Lubbock is making a huge effort to remind drivers about Texas Move Over Laws. In just one three-hour period last month, over 40 cars were pulled over on the loop for not obeying Move Over Laws. While drivers may not have been happy about the citations, the effort to enforce these laws could help save lives.
Texas is famous for its beautiful state flower: the Texas bluebonnet. As Spring takes hold across the state, bluebonnet fields are blooming. While many people cherish the beauty of the state’s flower, the Texas Highway Patrol is actually warning people of its dangers.