Seat Belt Replacement After a Car Accident

Should you replace the driver’s seat belt after an accident?  Absolutely.  In fact, the seat belt for all occupied passengers should be replaced as well. My daughter was recently rear-ended by a 90 year old woman who could not walk without the aid of a...

Austin Traffic Deaths Down in 2017

On Austin roads last year the number of traffic deaths in 2017 fell to 76.  This was the second consecutive year in which there was a decrease, from 79 in 2016, following a record-setting spike in 2015, when 102 people died. Although several of the crashes in 2017...

Driving under the Influence … of your meds!

It turns out many folks have no idea that their prescription medications make driving dangerous and put them at risk for a DUI arrest. A recent 2017 study looked at data from the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey, in which drivers across America were asked about drug...

Study: New-car info tech is distracting and dangerous

New-model cars are loaded with more driver distractions than ever before, including navigation systems that take an average of 40 seconds to program, according to a study of more than two dozen 2017 vehicles. “It’s a staggering increase in the technology...

Truck Drivers with Sleep Apnea Pose Danger to Public

The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for the fatigue-inducing disorder that has been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New...
Traffic deaths surged last year

Traffic deaths surged last year

Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained by more Americans on the roads due to the economic recovery, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...