With its long riding season due to pleasant weather, Texas really is motorcycle country. Motorcycle riders can be a common sight on Texas streets, rural roads and highways. For many bikers, nothing beats the freedom of riding in the open air, the sun shining on your skin and the wind blowing through your hair.
The advent of self-driving cars has left some consumers eager and others leery. The machines could revolutionize the way that Americans commute. But a recent fatal accident caused by a self-driving car that was being used as an Uber has proven a serious roadblock. Many motorists, scientists and legislators are now more skeptical of the technology than ever.
Semi-truck drivers are often driving cross country with little to no sleep and rest. Why? It may be the result of trucking companies guilty of rigging incentives to promote illegal amounts of non-stop transportation of goods. The endless carrot chase has many drivers sacrificing valuable sleep, while endangering the lives of small vehicle drivers. When roadway accidents occur it carries serious legal consequences along with the overall trauma of the accident.
Many shoppers go to the local dollar store expecting a bargain, but one customer in Lufkin got much more than that.
Motorcycle drivers always must be alert on the road as they face a number of hazards.
In September, the new texting while driving law took effect in Texas, banning the use of a wireless communications device for electronic messaging while operating a motor vehicle. This includes texting and reading or writing email.
School zones are high-traffic areas. Buses are loading and unloading, parents are picking up and dropping off, students are flooding the sidewalks and crosswalks. The chaos and confusion create a recipe for accidents - and children are frequently the victims. In 2015 alone, nearly 300 teens were hit and killed by cars while walking, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.