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Traffic Deaths, Injuries in Texas Have Jumped 20 Percent Since 2011

In 2015, Texas had the highest number of car accident deaths out of all 50 states, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Unfortunately, the number of traffic fatalities in Texas was even higher in 2016, as… Read More

New Study Says Almost 90 Percent of Young Adults Text and Drive

Many people assume teenagers are the main driver of the nation’s growing texting and driving problem, but a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study has found that texting and driving is more prevalent among young adults. Young millennial drivers… Read More

Study Shows Ignition Interlock Laws Can Reduce Deaths from Drunk Driving

All-offender ignition interlock laws are associated with a seven percent reduction in fatal drunk driving accidents, according to research from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. These laws are in place in the District of… Read More

Woman Dies in Crash with Pickup Truck While Fleeing Police

Early Friday morning, the driver of a sport utility vehicle was killed in crash that happened while she was running from police near I-40 and Agnew in Oklahoma City. At approximately 8:05 a.m., police officers noticed a black Ford Explorer being driven… Read More

Prevent Drunk Driving After the Super Bowl by Planning Ahead

Are you hosting or attending a Super Bowl party where alcohol will be served? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and local law enforcement want hosts and partygoers to plan ahead to help prevent people from driving home after… Read More

Jason Stephens Quoted on Reuters.com About Liability for Self-Driving Systems

Founding partner Jason Stephens was quoted in an article published last night on Reuters.com about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) decision not to order a recall of the Tesla Model S. Stephens pointed out that the NHTSA decision… Read More

TxDOT Installs New Wrong-Way Driver Technology in Tarrant County

Texas has led the nation in wrong-way crashes for several years. In recent weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) started adding signs, advanced sensors and other features to freeways in Tarrant County to try to reduce these collisions… Read More

Distracted Driving Crashes Decrease After Texting and Driving Ban

There was a decrease in distracted driving accidents involving electronic devices after the state's ban on texting and driving took effect, according to new statistics from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. In a nine-month period after the law took… Read More

Report Says Missing Two or Three Hours of Sleep Doubles Car Crash Risk

Drivers double their risk of an accident if they get behind the wheel after getting just five or six hours of sleep, according to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This is particularly alarming given the fact that 35 percent of… Read More

Texas Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims

You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for damages you suffered in a car accident. This is because the Texas statute of limitations sets a strict deadline for filing lawsuits.   A statute of limitations is a law that… Read More