Texas has one of the highest rates of driving under the influence (DUI) traffic fatalities in the country. Thousands of accidents involving a DUI driver occur every year resulting in crashes and death. The Texas Department of Transportation gathers data from traffic accidents across the state. In 2017, there were 3,721 deaths, 17,546 suspected serious injuries, 80,621 non-incapacitating injuries, and 156,686 possible injuries due to drunk drivers in Texas. Recently, it was announced that Harris County in Houston, Texas has one of the highest rates of DUI fatalities in the state. It has been found that approximately 30% of all fatal crashes involve a DUI driver.
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In August of 2015, Caitlin Clark, then 19 years old, died while a passenger on a motorcycle. Her father has filed suit against Tin Roof Acquisition Co. LLC for overserving alcohol to the motorcycle driver, who became "grossly intoxicated."
Several bus accidents have occurred in the past year which has caused the bus industry to receive extreme criticism and inspection. Negligence was the cause of the accident on March 12th where fifteen people lost their lives in Bronx, New York. This was a result of oversights in the World Wide Travel hiring office. Another unrelated bus incident that caused the industry scrutiny occurred in route to Baltimore from New York. This Bolt Bus was pulled over by a New Jersey State Trooper for "erratic driving." Following the driver's failed sobriety test, he was arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence). No one was harmed and a potential tragedy was avoided.