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June 2015 Archives

Smart car technology would prevent DUI accidents, hopefully

Friends don't let friends drive drunk. Older drivers in the Galveston area will likely recognize that slogan. It was first introduced in public service announcements in 1983 and is still in use today, though perhaps not as often.

'See-through' semis: Safety improvement or new distraction?

Transparency is a good thing in a lot of situations. That's one of the reasons many states, including Texas, have open meeting laws. We want government business to be conducted in the open to prevent corruption. But a new idea in motoring technology that is making headlines currently has some wondering if the idea of transparency isn't being taken a bit too far.

Brisk Houston ghost bike business is not a good thing

Some issues just seem to need more attention than others do. The issue of motorists not seeing bicyclists is one of them. We attempt to do our part by posting regularly about such matters. We did it most recently just last week with an entry about the fact that a measure that had sought to give unprotected road users across the state a level of increased security had stalled in the Texas Legislature.

Who may be held liable for pedestrian accidents?

Accidents involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian have the potential to be catastrophic. And because pedestrians are so vulnerable and lack any structural protection in a crash, they are typically the ones who suffer the brunt of the damage in a collision.

A bill to protect Texas non-motorists dies for lack of action

As we noted last week, the death knell rang for the third time on a measure in the Texas Legislature to try to create a statewide ban on texting and driving. Proponents of the bill had hoped that the third time through the process would be the key to passage, but it was not to be.

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