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How to help your teen become a safer driver

As a parent, you worry about the day your teenager gets his or her license. Although your teen wants this increased freedom, you have concerns about your child’s safety since accidents involving teenagers are so common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

What are the 3 types of driver distraction?

When you drive, anything that takes your focus away from the task of operating your vehicle is a distraction. This is why distracted driving is more than simply using your cellphone to text while you drive.  Distracted driving is an issue that kills approximately...

Do you need an uninsured motorist policy?

Texas requires all drivers to carry an auto insurance liability policy. This type of insurance covers the costs of injury to other people and their property if you cause an auto accident. However, some motorists fail to follow this law, leaving victims to deal with...

Study to examine causes of truck accidents

Your 3,000-pound car collided with an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer. Something very bad likely happened to you, loved ones or your vehicle. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to know why. The agency, for the first time in more than 15 years, will...

Dangers of common prescription drugs

Many people take prescription drugs to control chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. However, dangerous complications can arise, especially if you must take multiple medications.  Harvard Health Letter recommends awareness of side effects if your...

Truck driver fatigue and the law

Every day, as Houston residents commute to and from work and daily activities, they share the road with large trucks. The trucks and their drivers may only be traveling around the city area, while others journey from Texas and beyond to other states. According to the...

Distracted driving is a serious problem

While Texas residents probably know that drunk driving is a common problem in the state, recent statistics indicate that distracted driving is a significant concern as well. Most distracted driving accidents occur because drivers are texting or looking at their cell...