Houston & Harris County Defensive Driving

Houston & Harris County Defensive Driving

  Houston drivers are encouraged to complete a TX Approved Traffic Safety Course at least every three years. Our official TX Defensive Driving Website provides Harris County drivers with everything they need to become a better driver, dismiss a traffic ticket and earn up to a 10% insurance discount. Regardless of age, our Harris defensive […]

It’s the time of year to end unsafe driving practices

It’s the time of year to end unsafe driving practices

  The woman cradled a toddler and thumbed a text on her cellphone while trying to steer her car one-handedly over a winding road. She zigzagged, then crashed through a fence into a pasture, flipping the car. Thankfully, the only casualty was a cow. “I could have died,” said Emily Schafer, protectively clutching her 20-month-old […]

Texas A & M Student Killed While Texting & Driving

Texas A & M Student Killed While Texting & Driving

  A Texas A&M student is dead after Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers say she crashed her vehicle while texting and driving. DPS says that at exactly 3:16AM Wednesday, Chandler Renee Small,19, of Montgomery County was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed on Highway 30 near the Walker/Grimes County line. Soon upon […]

Traveling With Children

Traveling With Children

  Planning a getaway with your kids?  Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for all children. Protect your most precious cargo by following these easy travel tips: Traveling by Car? Involve your children early on when planning a road trip, which will help keep their interest during the trip.  Show them […]

N.J. driver sentenced for sleep aid-related fatal crash

N.J. driver sentenced for sleep aid-related fatal crash

  A New Jersey man who caused a fatal crash after taking four times the recommended dose of the sleep aid Ambien has been sentenced to 41 months in prison.   Dennis Smentkowski was also ordered Tuesday to serve three years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison. The 47-year-old Tinton Falls resident had […]

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

    To keep yourself safe on the road in winter weather, follow these driving tips: Winterize your vehicle to make sure your brakes, wipers, defroster, headlights and heater are all working properly. Stop gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake. Turn on your headlights to increase […]

Texas Officials are Serious About Drunk Driving Consequences

Texas Officials are Serious About Drunk Driving Consequences

  In early December 2012, Dallas Cowboys fans woke to tragic news that lineman Josh Brent had been charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of his close friend and new teammate Jerry Brown. Reportedly, Brent hit a curb in Irving, Texas, while speeding, flipping the car in which Brown was a passenger. Brent tested […]

Winter Travel

Winter Travel

    TxDOT’s #1 priority is the safety of the traveling public. We use every resource available to keep the roads open and passable during winter storms. Hazardous weather can unexpectedly change from freezing ice to snow to fog in some areas of the state. You can reduce your risk by simply practicing a few […]

Sandy Relief Concert

Sandy Relief Concert

  One of the greatest lineups ever assembled for a rock concert — including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Who and Eric Clapton — will be at Madison Square Garden tonight for the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert. With widespread exposure on television, radio, web sites and […]

New App Allows Parents To Monitor

New App Allows Parents To Monitor

  SpectorSoft Corporation, the leading provider of parental monitoring software, today announced the launch of their free safe-driving app detext. detext decreases the risk of teens being involved in injurious and fatal automobile crashes by reducing distractions caused by mobile phones, which include texts, emails, calls and Web browsing. To further help parents promote safe […]