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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Apr 26, 2017

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and a variety of other law enforcement and public safety agencies in Texas and across the nation are raising awareness about the dangers and costs associated with distracted driving. The NHTSA will be…

Work Zone Safety in Texas

Apr 3, 2017

Work Zone Safety in Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) wants to raise awareness about the importance of Work Zone Safety. With lane shifts, barrels, signs, lights and busy workers, work zones can be areas of high-activity and congestion. These can be dangerous areas, not just for roadside workers, but for motorists too. According to TxDOT, the top two…

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Mar 31, 2017

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

The National Sleep Foundation is getting the word out about the Dangers of Drowsy Driving. After the daylight saving time change, motorists are at a particularly higher risk for being drowsy behind the wheel.  The loss of that hour can directly impact drivers the morning after the change, and the adjustment can take days, weeks…

Things to Consider When Adding a Lift Kit to Your Truck

Mar 30, 2017

Things to Consider When Adding a Lift Kit to Your Truck

Lift kits are a popular choice for truck and SUV owners in Conroe and throughout the state of Texas. Lifting the body or suspension of a truck can allow for larger tires and additional utility in a variety of off-road situations. While lift kits can certainly increase utility, function and style for many truck owners,…

Conroe ISD School Bus Crash

Feb 16, 2017

Conroe ISD School Bus Crash

On February 2, 2017, a Conroe ISD school bus was involved in a head-on collision. For currently unknown reasons, the Conroe ISD school bus and a Chevrolet SUV collided head-on. According to ABC News Channel 13, there were four children on the bus at the time of the crash. The bus driver reportedly told Conroe…

Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Feb 15, 2017

Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Although e-cigarettes have been touted as the safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, consumers are being reminded of the potential risks associated with vaping. It’s not just the nicotine or the chemicals used in the flavor additives that you have to worry about. With more reports surfacing about the dangers of exploding e-cigarettes, safety advocates are…

Dangerous Rollover ATV Accidents

Feb 7, 2017

Dangerous Rollover ATV Accidents

A 16-year-old girl from Rowlett, Texas was recently killed in an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash near Nocona. According to News Channel Six, the wreck also sent two other teenage girls to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. On Saturday afternoon, the three girls were reportedly riding an ATV about a mile west of…

Is it Legal to Ride in a Pickup Truck Bed in Texas?

Jan 28, 2017

Is it Legal to Ride in a Pickup Truck Bed in Texas?

No Texas law forbids adults from riding in the back of a pickup truck.  While it’s not uncommon to see farmers and ranchers in rural areas of Texas moving their workers from place to place in the back of a pickup truck, it’s definitely not a safe choice for most motor vehicle passengers.  For those…

Smartphone Apps may be to Blame for Increase in Traffic Fatalities

Jan 1, 2017

Smartphone Apps may be to Blame for Increase in Traffic Fatalities

  The New York Times recently published an article reporting on the Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years, and some researchers are blaming apps. After a steady decline in traffic deaths for the past four decades, traffic deaths on U.S. roadways just made the largest annual percentage increase in 50 years. The National…

Pedestrian Safety in Conroe

Dec 7, 2016

Pedestrian Safety in Conroe

  There has been a disturbing Spike in Pedestrian Deaths in Houston. The number of pedestrians killed in Houston already this year has gone up 31 percent when compared with the total number of pedestrian fatalities in Houston for the entire year of 2015.  As of October 31, 2016, there have been 71 pedestrian fatalities…