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Dangers of Tailgating

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When driving, you are supposed to leave a three-second gap between you and the vehicle in front of you. That’s the law and it’s also a safe practice. However, drive out on any roadway and you’ll see drivers right up on the rear-end of vehicles. This is called tailgating and it is illegal. It… Read More »

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Unsafe Lane Changes

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You’re in a hurry and there’s a slow car in front of you, so you change lanes abruptly without using your turn signals. No big deal, right? Wrong! Not using turn signals, crossing multiple lanes at once, and not leaving enough space between your vehicle can cause you to be cited for an unsafe… Read More »

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Understanding Auto Insurance Fraud

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When money is involved, you can bet that someone will try to get some via a scam or some kind of fraud. This is true when it comes to auto insurance. Auto insurance fraud can happen in a number of ways. It involves misleading an insurance company on purpose in order to receive some… Read More »

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Dealing With Dangerous Curves: Driving Safely

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Driving in a straight line is pretty easy. Get a few curves in the road, though, and things can take a dangerous turn quickly — literally. Curves in the road can really catch a person off guard, especially if they are on an unfamiliar road. Curves can lead to serious accidents, especially if the… Read More »

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Pedestrian Safety in Texas

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Walking is a great form of exercise and for those without a vehicle, it may be the main way they get from place to place. However, being a pedestrian is not necessarily a safe practice, especially in Texas. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are on the rise. In 2022, 922 pedestrians and bicyclists were killed in… Read More »

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Garbage Truck Accidents

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In your neighborhood, you may see garbage trucks on a weekly basis as they pick up your trash. Garbage trucks have an important job, but these are large vehicles that can cause serious accidents. Garbage trucks are much larger than your average vehicles, weighing as much as 25 tons when fully loaded. Plus, these… Read More »

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Pedestrian Safety Tips

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If you’re not in a vehicle, being around cars and trucks can be a scary situation. Pedestrians and motor vehicles have to learn to co-exist, but sometimes it does not happen. Pedestrian accidents occur often and can be catastrophic or deadly. In 2021, more than 7,000 pedestrians were killed in the United States. More… Read More »

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FAQs About Texas Car Accidents

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Have you ever been in a car accident in Texas? Even if you have, it’s always a scary process. You want to make sure you know what to do in the hours and days following a crash. If you fail to do something or make mistakes along the way, it can affect your insurance… Read More »

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Understanding Driver Fatigue

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Driving while intoxicated can be deadly, but they say that driving while tired can be just as bad as driving drunk. You may think that being a little tired is no big deal, but before you know it, you could be shutting your eyes while driving and even falling asleep, causing a major accident…. Read More »

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Drug Impaired Driving

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When you think of impaired driving, you may think of drunk driving. However, alcohol is not the only substance that causes impairment. Drugs such as prescription medications and recreational drugs can also make it harder to stay alert while behind the wheel. Drug use makes it harder to drive safely. Even though marijuana use… Read More »

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