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New Technology to Detect Wrong-Way Drivers

Over the past 10 years, approximately 650 people were killed, and another 800 people were injured, in collisions involving wrong-way drivers on Texas roads, according to reports by the Texas Department of Transportation. Emerging technology aims to alert authorities and drivers on the road of oncoming danger. The President George Bush Turnpike, located in Dallas,…

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Uprise in Gas Leak Explosions in North Texas

The Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) recently reported that since 2010, on average, every forty hours there was a fire or explosion caused by a gas leak in the United States. In the PIRG’s 2022 report, the PIRG documented approximately 2,600 gas leak explosions between 2010 to 2021. Further, the PIRG’s report found that those…

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Increase in Pedestrian and Cyclists Fatalities Prompt “Be Safe. Drive Smart” Campaign by Texas Department of Transportation

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), traffic accidents resulting in pedestrian and cyclist deaths are increasing across the state. From 2018 to 2022, TxDOT reported an increase in pedestrian deaths by 30% and cyclist fatalities by 28%. In 2022, over 900 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in traffic accidents across Texas. According to…

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Driver Dead and Several Injured After Vehicle Crashes into Texas Emergency Room

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, a vehicle crashed into the emergency room waiting area of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. The vehicle struck a large aquarium tank in the lobby, which investigators believe absorbed some of the resulting impact and helped save lives. Investigators did not share details about the speed of the vehicle….

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Man with Prior DWI Conviction Drives 40 Miles with Legless Body of Hit-and-Run Victim in Passenger Seat

Around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023, police were called to a Jack in the Box parking lot because there were reports of a vehicle in the parking lot with catastrophic damage. When they arrived at the scene, police found the driver slumped over the steering wheel and a legless dead person in the…

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Texas Leads the Nation in Car Crash Fatalities Caused by Negligent Driving

Texas is the most dangerous state for negligent driving, with 91% of driving fatalities due to impaired driving, according to a recent report by Forbes Advisor. Texans are also reported to be the most confrontational drivers in the country, which the report explains might give rise to why fatal car accidents increased in Texas by…

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