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 […]

The Pitfalls of Playing Pokémon Go

Dangers of Augmented Reality Video Games Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game, was released unto the wild July 6th, 2016 and may have already passed Twitter in the number of users. A staggering statistic that Ni-antic, its creators, and the Pokémon Company must be ecstatic about. The game released for mobile devices on iOS and […]

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 […]

Biking to Work Increases 60%

Just in time for National Bike Month, the U.S. Census Bureau has released its first report that focuses solely on bicycling and walking to work. According to the report, the number of people bicycling to work has increased by about 60% since the 2000 Census. Walking to work has increased, too, but not nearly as […]

Bicycle Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents

Spring is in the air, and with it the urge to enjoy the great outdoors. For many, this means cycling. But did you know that, on average, two people are killed each day in the United States in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes? Many serious injuries also occur. It makes sense then to understand the rules of […]

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Auto Accidents

Self-driving cars are already here. While fully autonomous vehicles that require no human driver or occupant are a few years out, cars with self-driving features are already available. The hope is that fully autonomous vehicles will put an end to traffic fatalities. But accidents are inevitable during the experimental and transitional phase when new technology […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By now we all know that distracted driving is possibly the biggest hazard we face on the roads today. What many people aren’t thinking about is the danger they place themselves in with distracted walking. We’ve all seen the zombie pedestrians, eyes glued to their phones as they wander straight into traffic without ever noticing. […]

Poor Visibility and Auto Accidents

Poor visibility can occur under a number of conditions. It is a common factor in inclement weather and often found in combination with treacherous road conditions, making for an extremely dangerous situation. But poor visibility is not always accompanied by hazardous weather, and can be the result of harsh natural or manmade lighting conditions. Although […]

What Are Your Rights After an Accident While in an Uber or Lyft?

For modern day transportation needs, transportation network companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular over recent years. The use of a TNC, sometimes referred to as peer-to-peer ridesharing, allows passengers to connect with independent drivers. While strict regulations governed by the state are in place for commercial vehicles, TNC’s such as […]