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New technology reduces chance of accidents, doesn't stop

While it seems that everyone has a wonderful new piece of technology these days, there may be same in Killeen, Texas, who wonder whether the world might from time to time rely too much on electronic devices and too little on their own brains.

Labor Day is not a happy time for many Texans

For many residents of Killeen and Fort Hood, Labor Day comes as a welcome break before the full onset of fall and then the winter holiday season. However, judging by the statistics, many Texas families likely remember Labor Day as a time that they lost a loved one to a tragic and preventable car accident.

In wake of rising problem with drug driving, agency launches ads

Many agree that the problem with drugged driving has gotten worse over recent years. Although not necessarily a smoking gun, one piece of evidence to this point is that, in 2016, of drivers who died in fatal car accidents, 44 percent had drugs in their systems. In 2006, this number was only 28 percent.

Distracted driving season still in full swing

A previous post on this blog discussed who people are most likely to be communicating with when they choose to engage in distracted driving. This same report also described what some might call a distracted driving season, that is, a time of the year in which it is more likely that an innocent Texas motorist might be victimized by a distracted driver.

Who are people talking to when they drive distracted?

As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, distracted driving is not only illegal in Texas, it is also very unsafe and leads to serious personal injury. A Killeen resident who engages in this sort of behavior, even if he only takes his eyes off of the road for a second or two, runs the risk of causing a fatal car accident or, at least, an accident that leaves a victim seriously injured.

People still texting and driving even kids in car

Some of the latest statistics regarding distracted driving are not encouraging when it comes to evaluating whether and to what extent stepped up enforcement against texting in driving here in Texas and in other parts of the country are working.

Motorist strikes, critically injures man

A pedestrian accident in the Killeen area left one man critically injured recently. Police who investigated the incident said that the man had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver of the car who hit the man remained at the scene and was not physically injured in the crash.

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