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Tips for Sharing the Texas Roadways Safely With Big Rigs

Colliding on the highway with a big rig is a dangerous and often fatal situation. The odds of serious injury or fatality are much greater for drivers or passengers riding in the smaller vehicle. To ...
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Distracted Truck Drivers Causing Tragic Accidents

Distracted driving has become the leading cause of vehicle accidents across the country. Unfortunately, it is a big problem within the trucking industry as well. Given the large size and heavy weight ...
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The Worker Misclassification Mess in Texas

Costing Taxpayers and Cheating Workers Approximately 10 million construction workers are spending each day hanging drywall, painting, laying carpet, and shingling roofs in an industry that's ...
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Ever-Increasing Texas Truck Accidents Could Affect Your Safety

Ever-Increasing Texas Truck Accidents Could Affect Your Safety Spend just ten minutes on our Texas highways and you will surely notice the abundance of large 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and ...
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How to Prevent Your Teen from Driving Distracted

Distracted driving related accidents killed 3,328 United States citizens in 2012 alone. Also in 2012, distracted driving accidents caused 21% of all the fatal automobile accidents involving teenagers ...
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NTSB Says Medical Helicopter Crashed Due to "Texting While Flying"

Just as "texting while driving" has become a national safety concern, now the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that text messages received and sent by the pilot of a medical ...
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Risk of Motorcycle Accidents Increases During Dallas/Fort Worth Summers

As the weather warms, there are likely to be more motorcyclists on Dallas/Fort Worth roads, and unfortunately, that is also likely to lead to an increased risk of motorcycle accidents. Statistics ...
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Preventing Injuries from Dangerous Nutritional Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate the multibillion dollar nutritional supplement industry and Americans are at risk for injury from these, in many cases, potentially dangerous ...
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NHTSA's Secret Investigations of Defective Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't always reveal a problem with a vehicle make and model until after it reviews complaints and meet with automakers about the vehicle defects. ...
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AAA Study Reveals Double Standard Among Drivers

New research reveals that many drivers have the double standard of "do as I say, not as I do" when it comes to safe driving behavior, a study by the AAA Foundation reveals. Most drivers view speeding ...
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Texas Lawmakers Seek to Roll Back Driver Surcharges Traffic Violations

When Texas lawmaker introduced the Driver Responsibility Program they thought they'd solved several problems to a cash-strapped state. By levying steep surcharges on violations for drunken driving and ...
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Increase in US Traffic Accident Fatalities in 2012

After six straight years of continued drops in the number of traffic accident fatalities across the United States, the first six months of 2012 reported a substantial increase. In a report just ...
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Larger Vehicles Can Help Prevent Injuries in Dallas/ Fort Worth Accidents

Although smaller vehicles are much safer than they used to be, and newer models have side and rear airbags, when it comes to serious accidents in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, larger vehicles still ...
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Accident Risk Rises in Wrongly Inflated Tires

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure? Improperly inflated tires increase the risk of accidents, says a recent study in the UK. In a tire check event involving 82 cars, 55 percent had ...
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What's Behind Hit and Run Accidents in DFW?

Most people couldn't ever imagine leaving the scene of an accident, but hit and run accident levels are on the rise across the country. According to authorities, there are four main reasons why ...
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Do Seatbelts Help Prevent Truck Driver Fatalities?

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all commercial truck drivers to wear their seatbelts while operating their vehicles, many truck drivers do not comply. Shocking ...
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Mother Files Premises Liability Lawsuit against Galveston Hotel

The mother of an 8-year-old boy, who recently suffered serious and permanent injuries at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Galveston, Texas, filed a premises liability lawsuit when a tile fell on him. ...
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NHTSA Considering Adoption of Tire Aging Policy

At a recent annual government-industry conference, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) examined findings of the agency's tire aging research, which continues despite no ...
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Auto Industry Working on Seat Heater-Related Injury Protection

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had requested the auto industry to work on ways to help reduce the risk of seat heater-related injuries. Most injuries occur in people with some sort ...
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2012 Sees More Than 650 Auto Recalls

The automobile industry saw more than 650 auto recalls in 2012, totaling more than 17.8 million vehicles, child seats and other vehicle equipment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
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Lower Sleep Med Doses to Reduce Risk of Drowsiness Now Required by the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has stepped in after reports of vehicle accidents among several drivers who had taken a sleep aid the night before. In a recent announcement, the FDA stated that it ...
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Drunk Driving Among Females Ticking Upward

As the country sees a decline in the total number of drunk driving accidents, there is a surprising upward tick of the number of drunk driving accidents involving female drivers. The number of DUI ...
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How to Find A Good Dallas/Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney

Picking a random name out of a phone book when you need a personal injury lawyer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, may not get you the results you want and need. An Internet search can help, as will ...
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Could More Be Done to Prevent Fatal Car Accidents in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area?

A report from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has good and bad news. The good news is the number of fatal car accidents throughout the country dropped by 1.9% in 2011 from a ...
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Could Fatigued Doctors Be Causing Car Accidents Across Dallas/Fort Worth?

Medical interns are often fatigued and under extreme stress due to the pressure of their studies and work demands at their training hospitals. According to research from the Mayo Clinic, 11 percent of ...
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