Austin lowering speed limits

Over the next several months, Austin drivers will start seeing posted signs alerting them to reduced speed limits on certain residential and urban core streets. The reductions, aimed at improving traffic safety, were unanimously approved by the City Council earlier...

Pedestrian deaths rise more than 50% in US

Pedestrian fatalities on U.S. roads have increased by more than 50% over the past decade, while deaths of people riding in cars, trucks and other vehicles remained essentially unchanged, according to an analysis of federal and state data released Thursday. The...

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...