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After Deadly Year Austin Joins National Vision Zero Program

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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
Austin Moves to Decriminalize Public Intoxication

Car Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents

Austin Moves to Decriminalize Public Intoxication

With our large entertainment district and flourishing craft beer scene, it is not surprising that about 10% of all arrests in Austin are for public intoxication. The process of jailing intoxicated people, fingerprinting them, and having court hearings is lengthy and frustrating. The city also faces unsettling accusations of racism and homophobia, since some people […]

Trent Kelly
October 19, 2015
Sure Austin Labor Day DWI Arrests Going Down, But Are We Any Safer?

Drunk Driving Accidents

Sure Austin Labor Day DWI Arrests Going Down, But Are We Any Safer?

DWI Arrests Going Down, is it safer? According to recently released data from The City of Austin and the Austin Statesman, Labor Day DWI arrests have gone down in Travis County for the 2nd straight year in 2015, continuing the trend started in 2014. In 2013, there were 106 people arrested on suspicion of DWI […]

Trent Kelly
September 17, 2015
Texas Toughens Requirements for Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving Accidents

Texas Toughens Requirements for Drunk Driving

Recently, the Texas House of Representatives passed new requirements that would allow convicted drunk drivers to drive–but only if they’re sober. These new Texas requirements are a grim reminder of how high a percentage of car accidents involve intoxicated drivers. Often, those drivers have suspended licenses due to previous drunk-driving convictions. The new requirements hope to […]

Trent Kelly
May 13, 2015
Conference explores issue of distracted driving

Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving Accidents

Conference explores issue of distracted driving

Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Transportation held a conference called the “Distracted Driving Summit,” which put the issue of distracted driving front and center. The goal of the conference was not only to raise awareness of the problem of distracted driving, but also to come up with ways to improve the situation. Improvements […]

Trent Kelly
June 27, 2014
Drunken driving deaths in Texas on the increase over last couple years

Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunken driving deaths in Texas on the increase over last couple years

Drunken Driving Deaths, Texas. According to recently released data from the Texas Department of Transportation, the state of Texas—which had the highest number of drunken driving fatalities in 2011 nationwide, reaching a total of 1,213 deaths—has reportedly experienced an increase in drunken driving deaths over the last couple of years. The most recent numbers show […]

Trent Kelly
April 30, 2014
Another victim of drunk-driving accident dies

Drunk Driving Accidents

Another victim of drunk-driving accident dies

A drunk-driving accident in Austin last month that left several people dead and numerous others injured has reportedly resulted in a fourth death. The most recent death was an 18-year Fort Worth man who was injured after being run over by the driver, who was apparently attempting to escape police at the time.  The victim was […]

Trent Kelly
April 22, 2014
Study: Drugged driving increasing fast, outpacing drunk driving

Car Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents

Study: Drugged driving increasing fast, outpacing drunk driving

Researchers have found a disturbing upward trend in drug-related fatal traffic accidents. They warn, however, that the data comes from just six states, the only states that routinely run toxicology tests on drivers involved in fatal crashes. Texas is not one of those states, but that does not mean that Texans should not pay attention. […]

Trent Kelly
February 7, 2014

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