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2014 Traffic Fatalities Drop, 2015 Numbers Increase

While the number of 2014 traffic fatalities dropped slightly, an estimated increase in 2015 deaths is up 8.1 percent from the same time last year. These numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) serve as a wakeup call for… Read More

Worst Texas Cities for Thanksgiving Day Travel

Thanksgiving Day travel can be dangerous as well as stressful. Through an analysis of travel data, Google has compiled a list of cities with the worst traffic during Thanksgiving week. Three Texas cities made the list. The study analyzed data from Thanksgiving… Read More

Most Pedestrian Accidents Involve Those in Wheelchairs

The risk of being in a fatal pedestrian traffic accident is one-third higher for wheelchair users than the rest of the population. Approximately 528 wheelchair users were killed in pedestrian traffic accidents between 2006 and 2012 in the United States. By… Read More

Is Distracted Driving Fueling a Push Toward Autonomous Cars?

A new study from Mobil-eye shows that the threat of distracted driving may be helping fuel growing support for autonomous vehicles in the United States. About one third of those surveyed said they would feel safer with autonomous vehicles on the road.… Read More

Man Arrested for Fatal Friday Night Pedestrian Accident

A 28-year-old man has been arrested following a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Friday, Nov. 13 around 7:00 p.m. At the intersection of 1900 Moody Street and 2500 Harry Hines Boulevard, a black Nissan Maxima ran a red light and struck a Nissan… Read More

Cellphone Use Leading to Pedestrian Accidents

Cellphones aren’t only a distraction to drivers. Fifty-three percent of adults who own a cellphone report being involved in a walking accident caused by distractions from the device. More and more incidents of distracted walking are being reported. Distracted… Read More

Drowsy Driving Week Raises Fatigue Awareness

As many as 100,000 automobile accidents could be avoided each year if fatigued drivers stayed off the roads. Drowsy Driving Prevention Week aims to educate drivers about this dangerous problem and how to prevent it. The National Sleep Foundation is sponsoring… Read More

National Teen Driver Safety Week

When teenagers first receive their drivers license, it is an exciting time. They have reached a new level of independence and want nothing more than to drive everywhere they can and show their friends that they can now drive. Unfortunately, their inexperience… Read More

Could Head-Up Displays Lead to More Distracted Drivers?

In a tech-driven world, some question if the newest advances in automobile technology are simply more distractions to a driver who is already overloaded with too much information. Specifically, the integration of head-up displays into the everyday automobile… Read More

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Aggressive Driving

Can a traumatic brain injury (TBI) lead to more aggressive driving and increased risks for being involved in an auto accident? A new study out of Canada says yes. The study, published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal, examined 4,000 drivers… Read More