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Bryan Pope

Texas A&M Study Says Texting Most Dangerous Distraction on Road

Three types of distractions affect drivers on the road, and the most dangerous of those is texting, according to a paper published in August by the Center for Transportation Safety at Texas A&M University. The study, conducted by researchers who […]

Bryan Pope

Texas Bans Texting while Driving—Is It Enough to Stop Distracted Driving?

Starting September 1, 2017, a law signed by Governor Greg Abbot will take effect that makes texting while behind the wheel of an automobile a misdemeanor that can be punished by a fine between $25 and $99 for first time […]

Bryan Pope

Legislation to End Vehicle Inspections in Texas Stalls Out

Texas is currently one of only 15 states that still require safety inspections for vehicles, but Senate Bill 1588 would have eliminated that process, saving drivers valuable time as well as $7 per vehicle per year. The bill was sponsored […]

Bryan Pope

Study Says Most Drive Unsafe when Phones Are Along for the Ride

Many people use their phones to text, talk, or surf while they drive—whether or not they choose to admit it. When averting one’s eyes for just seconds could result in a life-changing accident, U.S. drivers are reported to spend a […]

Bryan Pope

Is Texas Finally Ready to Ban Texting While Driving?

On March 31 along a state highway in south Texas, the driver of a pickup truck ran head-on into a church bus traveling in the opposite direction—killing 13 senior members of the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels. Video prior to the accident […]

Bryan Pope

Texas Lawmakers Consider Removing Red-Light Cameras

At a time when red-light camera tickets are increasing in Texas, two red-light camera bills could reach the state senate for consideration soon. One such bill would ban red-light cameras statewide, while the other would prevent county and state officials […]

Bryan Pope

Traffic Deaths in U.S. Climb for Second Year in a Row

Despite safety innovations and public campaigns warning drivers about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, 40,200 people died in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2016, a six percent increase. The estimates, which come from the National Safety Council, […]

Bryan Pope

Will Texas Continue to Look The Other Way to The Danger of Distracted Driving?

A bill was filed in the Texas House this week aimed at creating criminal penalties for people who choose to text and drive. Former Speaker of the House, Tom Craddick (R) from Midland called this…

Bryan Pope

Texas Legislature Recklessly Proposes 85 MPH Speed Limit

So I’m recently reading the Dallas Morning News and saw where our State Legislature, in its infinite wisdom, has proposed raising the speed limit on some highways to 85 mph. Ironically, this…

Jeff Rasansky

Hit and Run 101

When you were a kid, you probably knocked over a glass of water at least once. After an initial reaction of frustration or annoyance, your parents may have told you that accidents happen and that…