Kids Cause Distracted Driving Accidents

We hear a lot of distracted driving these days. Most of what we hear is about drivers texting or posting to social media while they drive. So it might surprise you to hear that one of the worst distractions, today, is also one of the oldest. Having children in the car is 12 times more […]

13 Senior Citizens Killed in Crash. Will Texas finally Pass a Texting Ban?

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 13 senior citizens were killed in a horrific crash caused by a 20-year-old man who told a witness at the scene that he had been texting. Texas is one of only four states that does not have a ban on texting while driving. Bills have been considered by the legislature […]

Is Your Vehicle Safe? With Recalls Rising, Here’s What You Need to Know

If you feel like you know too many people who have been in bad automobile accidents, or seem to hear about them on the news every day, you’re not alone. Sadly, with so many vehicles on the roads these days, and so many drivers being over the legal limit on substances, too tired to concentrate, […]

Recent Traffic Fatality Statistics Show Reverse In Forty Year Trend

Until recently, the rates of traffic-related deaths have been declining, In fact, since the 1970s, the rates of traffic deaths have dropped from 50,000 per year to nearly 30,000. However, in 2015 this trend reversed when traffic fatality rates spiked by 7.2 percent, the largest jump in nearly 40 years. The fatality rates were even […]

Traffic Fatalities Continue to Rise as a Result of Distracted Driving

According to the NPR article “Human Errors Drive Growing Death Toll in Auto Crashes,” the first six months of 2016 have shown higher rates of traffic fatalities. Specifically, statistics show that the first half of 2016 had a 10.4 percent higher rate of traffic-related deaths (nearly 18,000 in total) than the previous year. Government agencies […]

Tobacco Kills: Why are People Still Smoking?

With the numbers, and the ad campaigns, telling us that smoking is deadly, many non-smokers wonder why people still smoke. Many don’t even bother wondering. They make assumptions and rush to judgement. If we really want people to stop, and to prevent non-smokers from starting, then we have to throw out the assumptions and look […]

Labor Day Accidents

The National Safety Council (NSC) predicts that this year’s Labor Day weekend will be the deadliest on U.S. roads in eight years. The organization estimates that there will be more than 50,000 injuries and about 438 traffic deaths over the three-day weekend in 2016. In 2008, the NSC predicted 439 deaths, and the actual total […]

In-Vehicle Communication Technology is Not as Safe as You Think

The problem of distracted driving is plaguing the roads of America. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed as a result of distracted drivers (according to the official US government website for distracted driving: distraction.gov). Many people think that this problem can be avoided by using hands-free communication devices and other in-vehicle features. However, recent studies […]

Snapchat – How New Legislation is Fighting Distracted Driving

Everyone knows that it’s illegal and unsafe to use a phone while driving, and yet people still use their phones every day while on the road. Even more troubling, however, are features of certain apps that encourage unsafe behavior while driving. Last month in Georgia, two parties of an auto collision were nearly killed due, […]