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December 2015 Archives

Why is the number of Texas auto-pedestrian accidents rising?

In 2010, the Texas Department of Transportation started keeping records on how many people were killed in the state in auto-pedestrian accidents. Since that time, the number of people killed has risen 36 percent. The number of people killed in all traffic fatalities has also risen -- 15 percent since 2010. These increases are not inline with national numbers, which have either remained the same or fallen.

The safe driving advice truckers give -- and should follow, too

In a recent post, we discussed safe driving this holiday season. The post ended with a reminder about the large amount of big, commercial vehicles on the roads in Galveston and other cities in Texas and the U.S. Those trucks can be dangerous to motorists in smaller vehicles. 

Fiat Chrysler rammed by regulators over missing safety data

When you climb into your car or truck, unless you know that something might be amiss due to wear and tear, you expect it to be up to snuff and as safe to drive as the manufacturer can make it. If for any reason there's a defective part and it results in accidents that cause serious or fatal injury, victims in Texas need to know that options may exist for seeking compensation and recovering for damages suffered.

Drive safely this holiday season and avoid a crash

With several holidays just around the corner, we wanted to use this time to wish our Galveston County readers a happy and safe rest of 2015. This time of the year means drivers rushing home to see their families, out of state drivers who are unfamiliar with the area, and get-togethers that could include the consumption of alcohol. This is a dangerous mix for drivers in Texas. But if you're reading this post, you may be prepared for the weeks ahead.

Single Lone Star Rally fatality sparks wrongful death suit

As major community events go, the recent Lone Star Rally likely will go down in the books as one of the more successful and peaceful. According to an aftermath report in The Daily News, Galveston officials said things went well.

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