Author: Jude des Bordes

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Rideshare Apps Linked to Decrease in Drunk Driving Hospitalizations

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (“JAMA”) appears to show a link between the introduction of rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft in the Houston area and a decrease in drunk driving convictions and hospitalizations. The study tracked cases in Houston’s two level-1 trauma centers, Ben Taub and Red…

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Recalls of Several ATVs

At the end of September, Polaris Industries Inc. announced a recall of 2011 through 2021 Model Years of its Phoenix 200 All-Terrain Vehicles.  These ATVs, imported from Taiwan, have drawn attention for a malfunction in the vehicle’s throttle speed control.  The recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) warns that the control…

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Drunk Drivers Cause About a Third of Traffic Fatalities

In 2016, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) report found that 28 percent of all traffic accident fatalities involved drunk drivers. In Texas, this number sat even higher at 38 percent. The same report found that over 25 percent of motorcyclists killed in motor accidents had a BAC level of .08 or greater. Further,…

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Another Drawer Chest Recall Over Tip-Over Fears

Following its warning notice earlier in the month regarding Canyon Furniture’s Creekside Kids Five-Drawer Chest recall, on July 22nd, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) issued another alert for another five-drawer chest over similar tip-over and entrapment concerns. This warning, regarding the Barrington 5-Drawer Chest, cites the risk of serious injury or death to…

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