Month: February 2016

Car Accidents

Road Rage Leads to Violent Encounter on Austin Road

This January in Austin, a road rage incident turned ugly. While stopped at a traffic light on a heavily congested street, two men engaged in an armed fight. A fellow motorist took a video of the incident on his phone, and the incident is now being investigated by the Austin Police Department as an aggravated […]

February 29, 2016

Car Accidents

Rock Throwing Incidents Continue On I-35

Local and state officials are stepping up their efforts to identify those responsible for throwing rocks at vehicles traveling along Interstate 35 in and around Austin, TX. Approximately 60 rock-throwing incidents have been reported since June 2014, some of which have resulted in serious injuries. At first it was believed that the rocks were being […]

February 24, 2016

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents Archives, Wrongful Death

After Deadly Year Austin Joins National Vision Zero Program

After Austin experienced 102 traffic deaths in 2015, setting a new record, the city was included in the Vision Zero Focus Cities program, joining Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. Getting its start in Sweden in October of 1997, Vision Zero is a national traffic safety program that tries to reduce or completely eliminate traffic […]

February 22, 2016

Car Accidents

Austin Sends Uber, Lyft Fingerprint Mandate to Voters

After a lengthy battle in City Hall, voters in Austin, Texas will get the chance to decide whether drivers for Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies (TNCs) need to be fingerprinted and undergo a background check in order to transport passengers. Voters will get to decide on May 7th in a special election that […]

February 19, 2016

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death

102 Traffic Fatalities on Austin’s Roads

The year 2015 was a horrible year for drivers in the Austin area. Last year Austin, TX broke the record for the number of fatalities related to driving accidents with 102 traffic-related deaths. When compared to 2014 this number has nearly doubled. What’s Causing The Increase In Traffic Related Deaths? The increase in traffic accidents […]

February 17, 2016

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