We are lucky enough to live during a time where if you need a ride somewhere but don’t have access to a vehicle, you can simply call an Uber or Lyft and be on your way. Now, electric scooters are becoming the new norm for simply riding short distances around town—and Lubbock will soon have its own scooters to choose from. While this sounds like a fun and innovative way to get around town, it does come with many shortcomings, some of which can be deadly.
The holidays are a time for fun, family, food, and festivities. During this season, we often spend much more time than usual driving, whether it’s driving to purchase gifts, a road trip to grandmas, or simply driving to the office holiday party. While all of this sounds like a great way to get into the spirit of the season, it’s important to keep safety measures in mind for when you may need them.
Tyler Green is a familiar face at the Liggett Law Group office, and we are proud to count him as our newest attorney. He had been working as a law clerk, but officially joined the firm as an attorney last month. We are extremely proud of Tyler for passing the Texas Bar Exam and excited to welcome him into his new role.
We are fortunate enough to live in a time where we have access to many different options when it comes to transportation. Long gone are the days where relying on taxi cabs and public transportation were the norm for getting from point a to point b if you didn’t own a vehicle. Now, with the availability of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft you can simply open an app and be on your way to your destination in no time.
When it comes to Texas traffic, no one knows it better than the Texas Department of Transportation or TxDOT. While TxDOT helps manage the construction and maintenance of our local road systems, they are also involved in overseeing aviation, railways, and the various public transportation systems throughout Texas. Recently, TxDOT became the first agency in the United States to help its employees earn the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals (SCTPP) endorsed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Employee concerns about health and/or safety hazards at work can generally be put to rest by knowing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists. With that being said, workplace accidents can and do happen and unfortunately OSHA violations are often a part of these occurrences. For an idea on just how frequently these instances occur, let’s take a look at the top 10 OSHA violations for 2018.
Whether it’s due to getting up early for the morning commute, staying up late working on a big project, or just simply not getting enough sleep—we probably drive drowsy more often than we think. Generally this wouldn’t be very alarming. Driving drowsy isn’t the same as driving under the influence, right? Unfortunately, in most cases…
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.