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Study: Texas ranks 9th in the U.S. for distracted driving crashes

We know that distracted driving is a growing problem. Handheld devices offer more options at our fingertips that extend beyond making phone calls or sending text messages. Distracted driving involves more than using the phone, however. Any activity that causes visual, manual, or cognitive distraction can significantly increase the risk of a crash. Everywhere we...

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How common is road rage?

Texas has an alarming number of drivers on edge, according to a new study that examines road rage in the Lone Star State. shared a study that concluded that Texas drivers admit to road rage and aggression behind the wheel at a rate that exceeds the norm in other states. Everyone gets angry and...

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Traffic fatalities have declined nationally, but not in Texas

Traffic fatalities across the United States have dropped to 36,560 in 2018 (down 2.4 percent from 2017), and are projected to have decreased even more during the first half of 2019. While this sounds like good news on a national scale, Texas has seen the opposite. The stark increase in fatal crashes and the erratic...

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Pickup trucks pass SUVs for risks posed to car occupants

Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and light trucks have become the latest craze in the automobile market — outselling smaller cars at a rate never seen before. Some analysts believe the booming economy and low gas prices may be what's driving more people to purchase larger vehicles. Prior research concluded that SUVs posed a danger to drivers...

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Distracted driving goes beyond just texting behind the wheel

There are a number of reasons why people drive distracted, but two leading factors include the urge to multitask and drivers' confidence in their ability to engage in risky behavior behind the wheel. Unfortunately, distracted driving is becoming the new norm. You see it everywhere on Laredo-area roads and interstates: Drivers with their heads down,...

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The risks of drowsy driving are greater than we think

Believe it or not, losing a few hours of sleep can impact drivers the same way alcohol or drugs do. Drowsy driving often causes delays in reaction time, poor attentiveness, and impairments in decision-making skills — even when drivers are still awake. Drowsy driving is becoming a growing threat to public safety in Laredo and across...

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Will State Officials’ Tougher Stance Make Texas Roads Safer?

According to the Texas Tribune, there has been at least one traffic fatality per day in Texas since November 7, 2000. On a positive note, the statewide death toll has declined by two percent from 2016-2017, but Texas still leads the nation in traffic fatalities. This has state officials exploring ways to bring the death...

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