Three-Vehicle Accident Site Not New to Crashes

A road in northwest Houston is being fingered as a particularly dangerous stretch—the scene of many Texas car accidents, some of them fatal. The most recent accident occurred just last week and resulted in three deaths.The scene of the fatal accident was North Eldridge Parkway. It happened when the road was wet. The family of … Continued

Local Officials Stress Boat Safety This Summer

Boat Safety Week kicked off the week before Memorial Day. It serves as an annual reminder to boaters across the state that being out on the water isn’t just fun—it’s potentially dangerous. And as we enter into summer, it’s crucial that boaters follow basic safety rules in order to keep themselves and their passengers safe. … Continued

Will Texas Speed Limits Reach 85 mph?

Texas Department of Transportation officials are testing out a stretch of road between Austin and Seguin to see if raising the speed limit to 85 mph is feasible. We all know people have a tendency to drive faster than the posted speed limit. This is particularly true on the highway between towns. But what are … Continued

CDC Releases Motorcycle Helmet-Safety Data

The Centers for Disease Control released the findings of a study this week that says states with strict motorcycle helmet laws fare better than those without. According to the study, reported here from the Houston Chronicle, only 12% of motorcycle deaths involving no helmet occurred in states with strict helmet laws. Including costs for medical … Continued

Texas DOT Provides Traffic Safety Tips and Information

The Texas Department of Transportation dedicates a large portion of its website to traffic safety, but many people don’t know the resource exists, so it remains underutilized. All of us licensed to drive in the state passed an examination that included safety questions, but how long ago was that for you? Though it may seem … Continued