Federal Law Bans Cell Phone Use in Trucks

By devCar Accidents

This year, a federal law went into effect that bans big rig drivers from using handheld telephones while driving. The intent of the law is to prevent car accidents caused by distracted driving, an issue that is especially dangerous for large vehicles like commercial trucks. The law bans text messaging, taking telephone calls without a headset, and even holding a …

Dallas County DWI Task Force Creates New Website

By devDrunk Driving Accidents

Recently, Dallas County DWI Task Force created a new website, in order to reach out to the public about drunk driving. The Task Force is a group of several local organizations and government agencies that lead initiatives to prevent incidences of drunk driving.  The group’s new website encourages Dallas citizens to reach out and share their experiences with drunk driving. Additionally, …

Fort Worth in Top 10 DWI Cities

By devDrunk Driving Accidents

In Insurance.com’s annual evaluation of the top cities in America with the most DWIs per capita, Fort Worth was listed at number eight–a significant jump from 2010, when it was ranked 14th. Austin, Dallas, and Houston appear in the 11th, 12th, and 13th spot. San Diego, Los Angeles, and Indianapolis ranked as the top three cities with the most reported …

Graduated Driver Licensing Could Save 2000 Lives Each Year

By devCar Accidents

Recently, the Allstate Foundation License to Save Report revealed that Graduated Driver Licensing laws could be the solution to car accidents caused by teenage drivers. According to the report’s findings, if all 50 states adopted GDL laws, 2000 lives and $13.6 billion could be saved per year. GDL laws would vary from state to state, but most would include some …

Study: Texas Drivers are Some of the Nation’s Worst

By devDrunk Driving Accidents

Hey Texans! Do you consider yourself a good driver? If true, you might be in the minority, according to a new report. Ahead of only Louisiana and Missouri, Texans ranked as the worst drivers in the county. Not a fantastic stat to be remembered by, Texas ranked in the bottom 20 of nearly every driving category researched. As a result, …

Tougher Teen Driving Laws

By devCar Accidents

It is a rite of passage for many, an acceptance ticket into adulthood. Receiving your driver’s license is a very big deal, no question about it. However, the debate continues; how safe are these new drivers on the road? Some argue that once a driver’s license is awarded, that person is considered a capable and competent driver. Others feel that …

4th Pedestrian Accident at Dangerous Intersection

By devPedestrian Accidents

A few days before Christmas, another pedestrian was hit by a car in the intersection of Cedar Springs and Knight Street (see Google Maps). The 72-year-old man suffered injuries but was released from the hospital on Christmas day. The accident marks the fourth time a pedestrian was struck on Cedar Springs Road in the past two months, prompting officials to …

Twenty Percent of Commercial Vehicles Fail Safety Standards

By devCommercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles are some of the most troubling roadway hazards–and according to a recently released report, they may be only getting more dangerous. Thousands of buses and trucks were taken off the road in 2010 due to faulty brakes, tire problems, and broken lights. In 2010, about 16% of car crash fatalities involved a commercial vehicle. Additionally, this year, the …

Pedestrian Injuries Increase in 2010

By devPedestrian Accidents

The recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration brought good news to many; road deaths in general fell significantly as motor vehicle crashes became less frequent. However, even in light of recent data, one form of transportation is still becoming more and more dangerous: walking. The report showed that pedestrian injuries from car crashes has jumped 4.2% …