Car Accidents

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Mopac Realignment Causes Traffic Headaches Throughout Austin

The Mopac Expansion Project. Austin residents are well familiar with the Mopac construction project, but the recent reduction of northbound Mopac to only two lanes of travel has created a whole new set of problems for commuters throughout the city. Starting late last month, a single lane along Mopac at Enfield Road will be closed […]

March 21, 2016

Car Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board Pushes for Lower BAC

With an increasing number of drivers on America’s roads, safety continues to be a primary concern. As decades of public service announcements regarding the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol appear to have done little to quell the alarmingly high number of car collisions attributable to this one cause alone, many are […]

March 9, 2016

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

San Marcos, Texas Goes “Hands-Free” Only

The city council of San Marcos, Texas officially passed a hands-free ordinance in November 2015 with an effective date of February 1, 2016. With their slogan “No Hands, No Hassle” the city hopes to inform San Marcos residents and visitors of the new law and to make the transition to hands-free devices while driving as […]

March 2, 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 in 2015

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 […]

February 17, 2016

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Questions Archives

Rainy Winter Ahead: How to Drive Safely

Due to a strong influence from El Niño, a periodic warming of the equatorial eastern Pacific Ocean, this winter season is predicted to have more rainfall than usual. We’ve already experienced some heavy rainfall and flooding this season and Austin’s weather is only expected to get worse as the temperature drops and we move further […]

December 14, 2015

Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Austin Approves More Sky Bridges to Keep Pedestrians Safe

Traffic accidents in Austin are at an all-time high. So far this year, traffic accidents have caused 81 deaths – making 2015 one of the deadliest years on record. What’s even more troubling is that one-third of those fatalities involved pedestrians, which is double the national average. In order to prevent accidents involving pedestrians, and […]

November 23, 2015

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