Category: Traffic Laws

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  • August
    04 2015

    Infant Dies in Houston Fatal 18 Wheeler Accident

    A nine-month-old baby boy was killed in a Houston fatal 18 wheeler accident Monday afternoon when a sport utility vehicle struck a tractor trailer. The Houston fatal 18 wheeler accident occurred near Tomball, a suburb north of the city. The infant’s mother and three-year-old brother were transported to a local hospital. Local news reports quote […]

  • August
    25 2012

    Traffic Deaths Decreasing

    According to a recent article featured by StateImpact, the Texas Department of Transportation has reported a decrease in traffic deaths of almost 15 percent since 2006.  Reportedly, these numbers correlate with the national trend.  According to StateImpact, 2010 was the most recent year considered in the report in which Texas saw 3,028 traffic deaths from […]

  • June
    17 2011

    Governor Vetoes Texting While Driving Ban

    On June 17, 2011, sources say Governor Rick Perry vetoed H.B. 242, a bill which would have banned texting while driving on Texas roads.  Governor Perry was quoted as saying, “I support measures that make our roads safer for everyone, but House Bill 242 is a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.” Reportedly, […]

  • June
    04 2011

    Texas’ Texting While Driving Ban

    According to reports, the Texas legislature has approved a law which will give police the authority to crack down on motorist texting while driving.  Sources say the Texas lawmakers passed a statewide ban on sending or reading emails, text messages or instant messages while driving.  Reportedly, unless the Governor Rick Perry vetoes the bill it […]

  • May
    28 2011

    Texas Senate Approves Texting While Driving Ban

    On May 25, 2011, sources say the Texas Senate added a measure to House Bill 242 which would ban texting, sending emails, and instant messaging while driving.  Supporters of the bills say texting while driving is 23 times more dangerous than non-distracted driving and 17 times more dangerous than talking on the phone while driving. […]