Distracted driving is a leading cause of injury and death on Texas roads and highways. Nationwide, almost 500,000 people are injured every year in accidents caused by distracted drivers.
A recent article in a national public policy magazine presented data showing that pedestrian deaths are higher in poorer communities throughout the United States. A writer for the Houston Chronicle recently looked at the data for Houston, and concluded that a major factor in local pedestrian deaths is the routing of major arterial streets through low-income neighborhoods. Statistics show that in Houston, a disproportionate number of pedestrian deaths occur on major thoroughfares, which often have higher speed limits.
Being involved in a car accident, even a minor one, can be a traumatic experience. In the immediate aftermath of the accident, people may feel confused and upset. Sugar Land readers may want to keep in mind a few key things they should do -- and not do -- right after a car accident.
Drunk drivers are one of the greatest menaces to public safety in the greater Houston area. Recently, yet another individual in the area was killed in what police say was an accident caused by a drunk driver.