Distracted Driving Is an Ongoing Hazard

Research around smartphone addiction paints a bleak picture. It is well-established that modern phone usage is problematic. Cell phone use is tied to problems like depression and anxiety. It's also tied to distracted driving. As distracted driving causes a significant percentage...

Tackling Drunk Driving Fatalities: Where Are We Now?

Nearly a decade ago, the National Transportation Safety Board released a report about its goal to reach zero deaths caused by alcohol-impaired drivers. At the time, drinking and driving accidents accounted for around one-third of all deadly car accidents. Unfortunately, since th...

Can You Sue a Drunk Driver for Hitting You in Texas?

Can You Sue a Drunk Driver for Hitting You in Texas? Many people think of drunk driving as a criminal activity, and it is. A drunk driver can go to jail, especially if they cause a vehicle crash that injures someone or destroys property. However, in addition to...

How American Drivers Feel About Drunk Driving

How American Drivers Feel About Drunk Driving Drunk driving is just one of several unsafe behaviors that have increased over the past two years. The pandemic has increased almost every form of dangerous driving. Speeding, distracted driving, and aggressive driving accide...

Ride-Sharing Services Offer Pluses & Minuses

Ride-Sharing Services Offer Pluses & Minuses Texas was one of five states to receive a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association to encourage ride-sharing services this holiday season. The grant is meant to help drivers make the decision to call an Uber rat...

Impaired Drivers & Car Accidents

There’s no shortage of dangerous driving on Texas roadways. Car and truck accidents are an everyday reality in Dallas-Fort Worth. For the victims of those accidents, it’s important to understand the cause or causes that led to a crash. The Substances of Impairment ...

How Common Are Drunk Driving Fatalities?

How Common Are Drunk Driving Fatalities? The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently running a campaign designed to show people the seriousness of drunk driving. The campaign, “Faces of Drunk Driving,” attacks a problem that is more common than many p...

Why Is Less Driving Leading to More Deaths?

There is a normal relationship between how many miles people drive and how many car accidents there are. For example, lower gas prices have long been associated with a rise in highway fatalities, because cheap gas means more driving. One of the few bright spots associate...

Truck Drivers Under the Influence of Alcohol & Drugs

In the United States today, impaired truck drivers are a surprisingly big problem. You’d think that anyone responsible for a massive truck in dense traffic would want to be very sober, but this isn’t always the case. Truck drivers are known to face many ...