Category: Car Accidents

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Over the past several days, officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – the agency tasked with investigating claims regarding the potential dangers of ET-Plus guardrails – have been zealously defending their investigation and analysis methods. The FHWA has been on the defense since being criticized for recently giving the controversial ET-Plus guardrail system a…

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Safety regulators from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have announced that they will be launching a $4 million study on driver fatigue and commercial trucking safety. The FMCSA – a government agency tasked with regulating commercial freight and passenger carrying companies – will be working with researchers from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute…

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A recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is reporting that better vehicle designs, more safety features, and other technological innovations have helped significantly save lives on American roadways. According to the study – which analyzed crash reports involving 2011 model cars during the 2012 calendar year – auto safety improvements have…

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Last Friday – January 30, 2015 – Honda announced that an airbag manufactured by the Japanese auto parts company Takata Corporation ruptured in a fatal collision that killed a man in the Houston area in January. The death is the sixth fatality linked to defective airbags in Honda vehicles, in addition to at least 52 confirmed injuries….

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Each year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) publishes a list of its most wanted transportation safety improvements. The list is designed to highlight serious issues Americans face as motorists and passengers – by land, sea, or air – and to suggest changes that will help reduce transportation accidents and save lives. The Most Wanted…

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The first of the year is an important time for policymakers because many new laws officially take effect. In addition to national legislation becoming law, many bills in cities and states across the nation also take hold beginning with the New Year. In Texas, 2015 brought with it a number of new laws, including several…

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The holiday season is a time for celebrations and get-togethers, and many of them involving alcohol. Because of this, holidays tend to see higher rates of alcohol-related traffic accidents, injuries, and deaths than other days of the years. In Texas, crash data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) show that the state sees a…

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The news and headlines are frequently filled with reports of various cars and trucks being recalled. While this isn’t all that unusual – automobiles are recalled quite regularly for one reason or another – you may have noticed that these types of stories are popping up more often than they usually do. This is because…