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Two Things to Know About Texas Holidays

Two Things to Know About Texas Holidays

    Holiday travel season is in full swing! If the beautiful state of Texas is in your travel plans, then we’ve got 2 items for your attention (Naughty and Nice): 1. Naughty: DPS Launches Enhanced Traffic Enforcement for Holidays The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to help make the holidays […]

Is the Era of the Red Light Camera Coming to an End?

Is the Era of the Red Light Camera Coming to an End?

I don’t know many people who are enthusiastic about red light traffic cameras. In my experience, they easily cause as many problems as they solve. People slam on their brakes to avoid oft-shortened yellow light cycles. Others have been getting tickets for making rolling right turns on red, “guilty” of violating a three-second-stop rule that’s […]

TEA Approved Texas Driver Safety

TEA Approved Texas Driver Safety

  What’s an Online Driving Safety Course? You can easily remove a ticket from your driving record in the state of Texas when you take a Driving Safety Course through an approved provider. Skills you’ll learn in an online driving safety course include: Current Driving Laws Safe Driving Techniques Effects and Risks of Drinking and […]

Move Over Law explained

Move Over Law explained

  Move-over laws require motorists traveling on multi-lane roadways to, when practical, merge away from a vehicle working on the side of the highway to provide an empty travel lane of safety for the worker. If not practical (either due to traffic volume or road design), the motorist must slow significantly below the posted speed […]

DUI Laws Could Be Changing

DUI Laws Could Be Changing

  The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken driving. Currently, all 50 states have set a BAC level of .08, reflecting the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the blood. If a driver is found to have a BAC level of .08 or […]

Dismissing your Texas Traffic Ticket

Dismissing your Texas Traffic Ticket

    To Dismiss Your Texas Traffic Ticket…   1. Contact your court and request permission to take defensive driving. You may do this by phone, in writing (on the back of your citation), or in person. You have until the appearance date on your citation to request permission. At that time, you must plead […]

Fiery Crash Kills 5 Teens in Texas

Fiery Crash Kills 5 Teens in Texas

  AMARILLO, Texas March 12, 2013 (AP) The deaths of five teenagers in a fiery wreck after their vehicle ran a stop sign and collided with a tanker loaded with fuel affected families throughout the Texas Panhandle, a local official said Tuesday. “It’s had a big effect on the whole area, and I think it […]

4 Tips for Teaching Teen Drivers

4 Tips for Teaching Teen Drivers

  If you are a parent with a teen going through the driver’s education process, you are probably pretty anxious about what you can do to make sure they stay safe on the road. Ensuring that teens have a good start to their driving education is always essential. It’s particularly important since parents and legal […]

5 Most Common Traffic Tickets in Texas

5 Most Common Traffic Tickets in Texas

  Have you seen those red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror lately? If you want to keep your record clean, it’s good to know what cops are looking out for on the roads in Texas. A recent article on PopularMechanics.com by Phil Berg gave some interesting insight into why you might get […]

National road safety report shows Texas lacks key laws

National road safety report shows Texas lacks key laws

  Texas ranks among the worst states for passing highway safety laws, according to an annual report released Tuesday. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released the “Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws” grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their performance based on 15 basic traffic safety laws. Texas – the […]