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What are the laws regarding child passenger safety in Texas?

As a parent, you want to keep your children as safe as possible, and that includes in the car as you drive them from place to place. It is important to be familiar with the Texas laws that concern passenger safety for children, not only to keep your child safe, but also to avoid receiving a ticket or other consequence for non-compliance.

The latest trend in distracted driving: taking selfies

Distracted driving has become an increasingly prevalent problem, leading to some cities and states, including San Antonio, to implement laws requiring hands-free devices while driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control, traffic accidents attributed to distracted driving account for 1,161 injuries and eight deaths per day.

The potential for fatalities of bystanders in police car chases

Police officers and other law enforcement agents in Texas have a notoriously dangerous job. Working a shift at night increases the danger involved in the job, leading to a higher risk of serious injuries. According to HealthDay, the risk of officers working the night shift suffering from injuries on the job is significantly higher than their day-working counterparts.

Are you at risk of a car accident due to road rage?

You have probably experienced an instance of road rage at some point in your life when someone cut you off or otherwise did something that upset you on one of the freeways in San Antonio. Although movies and TV often focus on physical altercations or even gun fights as the consequence of road rage, there is a much more common dangerous side effect: the increased risk of car accidents, according to NBC News.

Fatal crashes attributed to marijuana tripled from 1999 to 2010

Although many people only associate driving under the influence with alcohol, drugged driving, or driving under the influence of legal or illegal drugs, has the potential to be just as dangerous. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, "10 million people aged 12 or older reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs during the year prior to being surveyed." This does not take into account legal drugs, such as prescription drugs or marijuana in some states.

Are hands-free devices safe to use while driving?

San Antonio recently joined the ranks of cities that have hands-free laws in place to enhance the safety of roads. As such, you may feel as though using your Bluetooth speaker or other hands-free device makes you a safer driver, as well as one complying to the law. However, hands-free devices might be more dangerous than you think.

Injured in a car accident while at work? You may have a separate car accident claim.

For thousands of Texans, driving is part of their day to day job responsibilities. Whether that involves driving a car, a truck, a boat or any other vehicle, there is always the possibility of an accident.

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson sued over son's car crash

A person drives negligently and hits another car, injuring someone else. That is a clear-cut case of personal injury, but the plaintiff may have options besides pursuing damages from the driver. Other parties who were not present at the accident scene may also be liable, because of actions (or inactions) that occurred before the crash.

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