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Unsafe speed during thick fog was a factor in a devastating truck crash

Inclement weather conditions in Texas are often problematic for drivers of large commercial trucks. Visibility is compromised by thick fog and heavy rain. Truck stability is threatened by high winds. Wet road surfaces and rare bouts of snow cause skidding and loss of vehicle control. Weather conditions, however, can only be blamed for Texas truck...

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The most dangerous highways in America for holiday travel are right here in Texas

A holiday celebration or trip to visit friends and family shouldn't have to end in a tragedy. Unfortunately, traffic fatalities occur on Texas highways during the major holidays, including Christmas. Personal finance website ValuePenguin compiled crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and found that from 2015-2018, approximately 3,399 traffic fatalities occurred on...

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Changes to HOS Regulations Could Put Texas Drivers At Risk: Waco Attorneys Warn

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a notice of proposed changes to the hours of service (HOS) rules, which seek to update the existing regulations on the trucking industry. The currently HOS regulations place an 11-hour cap on driving time within a 14-hour shift. The FMCSA asserts that these changes will provide...

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Texas Attorney Weighs in on TxDOT's Commitment to Vision Zero

In 2017, approximately 3,721 people across Texas were killed in traffic collisions. Now the Texas Transportation Commission wants to cut those numbers in half by 2035 and eliminate traffic deaths entirely by 2050, according to an article in the Houston Chronicle. What does the vision zero goal mean for Texas? The state’s intended goal to...

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Texas Attorney Weighs in on Young Truck Drivers & Safety Concerns

Currently, 70 percent of freight in the United States is transported by commercial trucks. The trucking industry, however, is experiencing a high turnover rate, primarily due to an overall dissatisfaction in compensation and benefits. According to NPR, the shortage has been a problem for nearly a quarter-century and has caused the demand for freight to...

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Safety Advocates Offer Best Ideas to Reduce Texas Traffic Accidents

In their 2019 report, the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety (AHAS) raises concerns regarding highway safety. The organization identifies 16 essential highway laws they believe all states should adopt and enact. The report said that every single state still has gaps in their laws. However, if they passed just one measure this year, substantial...

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