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Apr

U.S. Traffic Fatality Rate Soars

In the early 20th century, the automobile industry witnessed a significant shift towards enhanced safety measures, resulting in a substantial decline in road fatalities. However, the United States is now grappling with a disturbing trend - a surge in traffic-related deaths...

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Apr

TxDOT’s ‘Be Safe. Drive Smart.’ Campaign Aims to Curb October Pedestrian Crash Trend

The month of October brings the beauty of autumn and the transition of seasons, but it also carries a sobering statistic: the highest number of pedestrian accidents in Texas in 2022, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). As daylight hours decrease and visib...

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13

Apr

On the Edge: Understanding the High Stakes of Pedestrian Safety in Texas

Step onto the bustling roadways of Texas, and you'll see a whirlwind of activity. But beneath this colorful façade, there is a sobering reality: Texas has earned a notorious reputation as one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians.Why is Texas Dangerous for Pe...

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13

Apr

Deadly Wreck at White Rock Lake Trail Sparks Community Outcry for Dallas Pedestrian Safety

A tragic car wreck at Dallas' White Rock Lake trail killed 19-year-old driver last Tuesday (April 14) after he veered over the curb at high speed and crashed into trees. Several pedestrians and cyclists who frequent the nearby Garland Road could easily have been involved in...

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Apr

The Disturbing Trend of Traffic Fatalities: How Can You Stay Safe?

Traffic deaths have hit an all-time high since 2005. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report released on April 18, 2023, approximately 43,000 persons died in motor vehicle accidents on U.S. highways in 2021. This marks a 10% increase over the...

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13

Apr

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN TEXAS

Pedestrian Safety in TexasPedestrian traffic is not unusual in Texas. With many sporting events, outdoor markets, concerts, fairs, and upcoming holiday events, Texans are constantly out and about.According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), pedestrian deaths...

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13

Apr

Road Rage Is on the Rise in North Texas

The Dallas Morning News recently reported that road rage is on the rise in North Texas. While I share the assessment, I too have been unable to find reliable data to measure the extent of the problem. When asked specifically, the Dallas Police Department has confirmed at least 60...

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13

Apr

Auto Safety Systems Struggle to Work in the Dark

About 3/4th of all pedestrian deaths occur at night. One common automobile safety system does not work well in the dark to prevent that danger. The automatic braking system that engages when a vehicle detects an object close by has particular trouble seeing pedestrians afte...

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13

Apr

An Unlikely Effect of the Pandemic: Rising Pedestrian Fatalities

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the United States had seen an increase in pedestrian deaths at the hands of motorists. While many people have minimized their driving time due to varied restrictions there are still several contributing factors.The NumbersAccording to an artic...

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13

Apr

Who Can be Held Liable when a Bus Strikes a Pedestrian in Texas?

If you or someone you love was struck by a bus, you are probably wondering how to reclaim your life. A well-versed bus accident attorney could explain the ways in which different scenarios can affect liability for a public transit vehicle collision. Ask our lawyers about who can...

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