Last day Texas had no traffic deaths: 11/7/2000

Last day Texas had no traffic deaths: 11/7/2000

  Over the course of 12 years, a lot can happen. We could elect multiple American presidents, take part in the census twice and watch the Chicago Cubs continue their never-ending World Series drought. It’s a long time especially when you consider this little-known stunning fact: The last day there wasn’t a single fatality on […]

Dog Safety Tips For Car Travel

Dog Safety Tips For Car Travel

  1. Preparation: Don’t wait for the last minute! When you put it all together at the last minute that creates more anxiety and tension for your dog as well as you! When you are prepared your dog will have a more normal experience. If you planning to make hotel reservations there many pet-friendly hotels […]

Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

  A recent National Sleep Foundation study discussed on ‘Good Morning America’ showed that 37 percent of all drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel, and over 60 percent have driven while drowsy. In one year, 100,000 crashes involving drivers asleep at the wheel account for 1,500 deaths. Aside from the health problems associated with […]

The Perfect Car Seat

The Perfect Car Seat

  Anyone who braves a long commute or conquered a solo road trip knows that we’ve become inured to uncomfortable seats in our cars. But leg cramps and numb buttocks aren’t the real safety concern. In the ongoing battle to keep drivers from getting sleepy, Nissan has debuted what they call “fatigue-free seats” that are […]

Seat Can Detect Drowsy Drivers

Seat Can Detect Drowsy Drivers

  Sleepy drivers could be warned by electrostatic non-contact heart rate sensing, claims Plymouth-based Plessey Semiconductors. According to the firm, it is possible to tell when a driver is starting to become sleepy from beat to beat heart rate variability. The firm’s proprietary sensing technology, branded EPIC, is capacitive and can detect body electricity, from the […]

Driver Aids For Mobile Phones

Driver Aids For Mobile Phones

  A new Android app will bring lane derivation warnings and driver fatigue alerts to not just Volvos and Mercedes-Benzes, but AMC Pacers and Yugos. CarSafe, developed by computer science researchers at Dartmouth College and led by Professor Andrew Campbell, uses data from smartphone cameras and internal mechanisms to warn drivers if they’re being unsafe. […]

Safer Roads Contribute to Drop in Highway Fatalities

Safer Roads Contribute to Drop in Highway Fatalities

  AUSTIN – Motorists across Texas are safer on today’s highways for many reasons—more people wearing seat belts and public campaigns that discourage drinking and driving—but there’s no doubt that safer highways have also contributed to the significant decline in fatalities across Texas. Last year, there were 388 fewer fatalities on Texas highways, an 11 […]

Top 10 ways to get a traffic ticket

Top 10 ways to get a traffic ticket

  1. Speed– more often than not, motorists get tickets for speeding. Why? Well- it’s one of the easiest things to prove in court in case you plan to fight your ticket. The radar gun used by the officer, if calibrated and certified in regular intervals- is a hard piece of evidence to beat. In […]