During an average week, people get behind the wheel and drive to work or school, out with friends, to see family, and for many other reasons. Holidays, however, can be much different. While there may be fewer drivers on the road during holidays, the threat of an accident with a drunk driver is much higher….
Driving on Texas roadways can be incredibly dangerous. In fact, the Texas Department of Transportation estimated that between 2010 and 2018, more people died on Texas roadways than in any other state. In addition to being the state with the most traffic fatalities, Texas also had the highest number of drunk driving fatalities. According to…
We all know what a fun holiday the Fourth of July is in Lubbock. Fireworks, backyard BBQs, and pool days are some of our favorite ways to celebrate. Another way we like to commemorate Independence Day is by helping our beloved city of Lubbock stay safe. Read below for our top Fourth of July safety…
Going out on a Friday night or on the weekends for a few drinks is something most people over the age of 21 do fairly often. Most of the time, we are meeting up with friends, having a girls or guys night out, and just enjoying ourselves. Back in 2012, however, this typical chain of events took a turn for the worse when a high-profile patron at a Dallas nightclub was overserved, resulting in a horrific car accident.
As summer comes to a close and schools get back underway, Texas’ annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign kicks off. The Lubbock Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to look out for drunk drivers. This high-visibility national enforcement campaign runs from August 17 through September 3, 2018 During this time, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving.
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.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get an average of seven hours of sleep each night, but only 21% of adults report getting between seven and eight hours. Proper sleep doesn’t just have health benefits – people who drive while they’re fatigued can be just as dangerous as drunk drivers.
Driving under the influence is dangerous for any driver, but motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of serious injury or death when they are drinking and driving than any other motorist. Motorcyclists driving under the influence suffer from slower reaction times and poor judgment, which can easily cause an accident that endangers themselves and any other motorists on the roadway.