Let us say you stop at a light and someone who, thankfully, is driving at a low speed, rear-ends you. Nevertheless, you feel the impact from your head to your toes.
People driving behind a pickup or trailer loaded down with furniture or other random cargo on a Texas highway have every reason to feel uncomfortable. ABC News reports on a study by the nonprofit organization, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, that found over 200,000 road debris crashes occurred between 2011 and 2014. Two-thirds of the objects that caused the accidents came from moving vehicles.
The people who drive trucks for a living work long hours and fight fatigue every day. The goal of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to improve highway safety, and as part of that effort, the department has issued regulations regarding the number of hours truck drivers may operate.
If you have been in a car accident, you want to get your damage repaired and your medical bills covered as soon as possible. To get there, you will need to deal with insurance companies, whose goal is usually to pay out as little as possible. Coverage can get complicated, so it is no wonder that many people have misconceptions about how Texas insurance works when it comes to car accidents.
If you are driving today, you probably know that the issue of driver distraction is one of the most pressing concerns when it comes to traffic and vehicle safety. Where once intoxicated drivers were viewed as the major concern, decades of careful work to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads and technological changes have created a new American driving landscape, one where the potential hazards are more numerous, but where the consequences remain the same.