The risk surrounds us, moves with us, passes us. It follows us on the way to work, to school, to church. We see it coming in the rear-view mirror. A pickup plows into the back of a helpless car at 100 mph in northwest Harris County, killing two. A 17-year-old loses control on a … Continue reading Out of Control Houston’s Roads, Drivers are Country’s Most Deadly
Distracted driving is fast becoming one of the country's biggest health concerns. As more and more drivers text while on the road, distracted driving crashes are steadily increasing year over year. In fact, the Center For Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 9 people are killed every day in the U.S. and more than 1,000 injured in … Continue reading Distracted Driving
Hurricane Harvey has hit Houston HARD. You may have seen on the news or heard from a neighbor about the many people who have drowned trying to drive in flooded waters. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND TAKE PRECAUTION. Below are some safety tips to consider before driving in these dangerous conditions. Flood Types Know the types … Continue reading Driving in Hazardous Weather
so what makes summer driving so dangerous? On the surface, driving through a summer heat wave seems quite serene compared to a winter whiteout. But according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the month of August had the second highest number of fatal car accidents in 2014, with 3,037 (right behind October's 3,068). … Continue reading Dangers of Summer Driving
Between getting to and from school, as well as various extracurricular activities, teens are behind the wheel from early morning to late evening. These increasingly long days and busy schedules can lead to distracted and dangerous driving. Not only do 50 percent of teen drivers admit to texting while driving in the past 30 days, … Continue reading Best Cars For Teen Drivers
Texas lawmakers are planning (once again) to introduce a bill banning texting and driving statewide, but will it become law? There have been several unsuccessful attempts to ban texting and driving in Texas, and while we know the practice is extremely dangerous, there still appears to be quite a bit of opposition. Both sides are ready to discuss their opposing … Continue reading Should Texas Ban Texting & Driving?
When there are multiple passengers, the crash risk is three to five times greater than when driving alone. Parents talk to your teens about the various types of distractions while driving (like their cell phones!). Be safe. Drive Safe. Key Facts and Statistics In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor … Continue reading Distractions While Driving