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Local MADD Chapter Holds Vigil for Texas DWI Victims

There were 1,446 deaths caused by drunk drivers in Texas in 2014; more than any other state. Texas also led the nation in drunk driving deaths in 2013, with 1,337 deaths. To honor victims and raise awareness of the drunk driving problem impacting the… Read More

Texas Ranks 4th for Worst Drivers in the Country

A study conducted by carinsurancecomparison.com has identified the states with the worst drivers. For the second year in a row, Texas has come in at number four for the worst drivers in the country. The study analyzed data from National Highway Traffic… Read More

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