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Car Accidents Caused By Sleep Deprivation

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Experts suggest that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. However, more than 30% sleep fewer than seven hours a night on a regular basis. Many drivers think they can function well on little sleep, but the statistics show otherwise. Sixteen percent of fatal car accidents are caused by drowsy driving. Sleep is… Read More »

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Texas Woman Arrested After Attempting To Hit Man With Car

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Most car accidents are just that—accidental. However, there are some cases where crashes happen deliberately. Sometimes people get mad and use their vehicles as weapons as they try to run over a victim. In some cases, they’re successful, causing serious injuries or death. Other times, they are caught and arrested before they cause significant… Read More »

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Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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Car accidents are an everyday occurrence, and they happen quite a lot in Texas. In fact, Texas ranks #1 for car accident fatalities. In fact, based on crashes reported in 2019, the average is that one person dies every two hours and 25 minutes from car accidents, with one person injured every two minutes… Read More »

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Reckless Driver Killed After Colliding With Semi Truck In Houston

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Many drivers are in a hurry and they take out their rage on others. They traverse the roadways in a reckless manner, weaving in and out of lanes and speeding. One person was recently killed in a reckless driving accident on the Katy Freeway in Houston. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of… Read More »

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Car Accidents Caused By Medical Conditions

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In some cases, it’s easy to identify the cause of a car accident. A driver was drunk or not following traffic laws. Someone was driving while texting or talking on the phone. However, some car crashes are caused by medical conditions. A person may have a chronic condition that can cause them to lose… Read More »

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Car Accidents Caused By Animals

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While driving into the country may seem beautiful and peaceful, dangers still lurk on the roadways. The most common one is animals. Wild animals and pets can enter the roadway with no warning, causing you to lock up your brakes. If you’re lucky, you’ll avoid a collision. In a worst case scenario, though, you… Read More »

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Head-on Accidents

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Driving on the road can be scary, even for an experienced driver. There are many ways in which car accidents can occur. Sometimes a car can come straight at you, causing a head-on collision. As the name implies, a head-on crash occurs when the fronts of two vehicles hit each other. While they don’t… Read More »

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What Does Auto Insurance Cover?

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Auto insurance is required for vehicles that travel on Texas’ roadways. You may know that your insurance will cover damage to your vehicle if you are involved in a car accident, but it likely covers much more than you think. Each auto insurance policy is different, but more than likely, your insurer will cover… Read More »

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Dangers of Driving While Sick

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Getting sick is just part of life and for some, it happens quite often. Some of us get a cold or flu every winter, while others are lucky enough to hardly ever get sick. It’s likely happened at some point where you’ve had to drive while ill. You may have to drive to a… Read More »

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Staying Safe While Driving at Night

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Many people avoid driving at night, and for good reason. Car accidents are more likely to occur at night due to reduced vision. It’s much harder to see the road, especially with the glare from the headlights of oncoming vehicles. Plus, you have less time to react and stop. In fact, fatalities are three… Read More »

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