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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Delayed though Risks Remain

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Delayed though Risks Remain

In previous years, the National Safety Council (NSC) has observed Distracting Driving Awareness Month in April. In 2020, the NSC announced it was postponing this awareness month until October due to the main focus of our population on the COVID-19 pandemic. While the specific educational programs planned by the NSC have been postponed, it is […]

Trent Kelly
April 13, 2020
When Driving With Your Dog as Your Passenger

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

When Driving With Your Dog as Your Passenger

Driving with pets. If the outpouring of love and kindness after reading about the deep bond between a man named John Pointer and his dog Benny is any indication, people in Austin have genuinely caring and special relationships with their dogs. Twenty musicians in Austin played at a benefit for Benny, and Benny and John’s […]

Trent Kelly
November 9, 2019
Are Drivers Overly-Confident in Safety Technology?

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Uncategorized

Are Drivers Overly-Confident in Safety Technology?

Each year, auto manufacturers introduce new models of vehicles, boasting all new and improved safety technology. One safety system that is highly advertised is a vehicle’s ability to sense an obstacle and hit the brakes if the driver fails to do so to prevent a collision. Many drivers rely on this automatic braking system, expecting […]

Trent Kelly
October 21, 2019
How To Prove Fault In A Car Accident

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury

How To Prove Fault In A Car Accident

If you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver and need a little guidance, you are not alone. Distracted drivers killed more than 3,000 people in 2016 and injured many more. You have a right to seek compensation for your medical bills and the other expenses related to your incident, but you […]

Trent Kelly
November 28, 2018
Distracted Driving

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Texting while driving is distracted driving. In an article entitled “Police Losing Battle to Get Drivers to Put Down Their Phones” the New York Times published that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 3,500 people died in crashes involving distracted drivers in the United States and Puerto Rico in 2015. The agency […]

Trent Kelly
September 21, 2016
Pay By Phone Parking Coming to Downtown Austin

Car Accident Information, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury Questions Archives

Pay By Phone Parking Coming to Downtown Austin

Beginning in late March 2016, an app called ParkX will allow drivers in downtown Austin, Texas to pay for parking meters electronically. This will remove the need to use cash or credit cards, as drivers will be able to pay using their smartphones instead. The benefits of this new program are apparent, as it will […]

Trent Kelly
March 23, 2016
San Marcos, Texas Goes “Hands-Free” Only

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 […]

Trent Kelly
March 2, 2016
After Deadly Year Austin Joins National Vision Zero Program

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 […]

Trent Kelly
February 22, 2016
Don’t Eat And Drive! Top 10 Most Dangerous Foods

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury Questions Archives

Don’t Eat And Drive! Top 10 Most Dangerous Foods

In our on-the-go world, multitasking while driving is common. Many drivers try to save time by eating while driving. Unfortunately, drivers who eat and drive often fail to give proper attention to their driving and can cause accidents. Studies show that over 70% of drivers admit to eating while driving and 83% drink beverages while […]

Trent Kelly
November 16, 2015
Red Light Accidents: A Serious Problem

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

Red Light Accidents: A Serious Problem

Red Light Accidents. The running of red traffic lights is a serious problem across the United States, and it’s one that might require an austin car wreck attorney. A yellow light is intended to signal to drivers that they should slow down and come to a complete stop. Instead, many drivers speed up upon seeing a […]

Trent Kelly
October 26, 2015

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