Are Parents Liable for Their Teen Driver’s Auto Accident?

If you are the parent of a teen driver and your child is in an auto accident, you may wonder what kind of responsibility you as a parent may have to the other driver for your child’s auto accident. Under Texas law, parents can be held vicariously liable for the actions of their teen drivers under some circumstances, so carrying automobile …

Avoid an Accident: Texting while driving is like driving blindfolded.

Texting while driving can cause an accident. Would you ever agree to ride in a car with a blindfolded driver? That is the equivalent of what you are doing if you ride with a driver who is texting and driving. The Average Text Distraction Lasts 5 Seconds –Long Enough to Cause An Accident. According to a 285 page U.S. Department …

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Kicks Off TV Ad: “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.”

The United States (U.S.) Department of Transportation’s (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have joined together to kick off the Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to NHTSA’s website, in 2014, 3,179 people were killed and an astounding 431,000 were injured in collisions involving distracted driving in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, …

What you Need to Know about Distracted Driving This Holiday Season

In 2013, distracted driving resulted in 424, 000 injuries and 3,154 deaths in the United States. This sobering statistic not only alerts us to the dangers of distracted driving, but the need for continued awareness, education, and action against poor driving habits that lead to fatal consequences. Not many people realize that distracted driving is more than just taking your …