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Certain in-car features could reduce the number of auto accidents

Human error is to blame for most auto accidents. From speeding to distraction, Texas drivers can make various mistakes that can lead to serious or fatal auto accidents. Automakers are trying to improve auto safety and reduce the number of accidents by including certain types of features in newer vehicles. There is evidence that some of these safety features could go a long way in making the roads safer for everyone. 

Auto accidents caused by older drivers often due to distraction

Distraction is a major safety concern to Texas drivers and others across the country. One of the main sources of this dangerous behavior is the use of cellphones. Studies have found that for elderly individuals, distracted driving is a significant issue. Any time a person is not focused on safe driving, he or she is at an elevated risk of causing auto accidents. 

Vehicles getting safer, but auto accidents still major concern

Many vehicles now come with various types of technology that is intended to keep drivers safe and help them make safer choices behind the wheel. Many of these tools were designed in response to growing safety concerns related to distracted driving and the many auto accidents it causes. Despite vehicles that are safer and more advanced than ever, the rate of Texas auto accidents involving pedestrians and bicycles continues to rise. 

How distraction is impacting the rate of auto accidents

Texas drivers have probably noticed the impact of distracted driving while on the road. Most people have probably seen another driver texting, looking at his or her phone, putting on make-up or eating while driving. These drivers are probably driving at erratic speeds, swerving and placing everyone else at an increased risk for an accident. There is clear evidence that distracted driving has had a significant impact on the overall rate of auto accidents. 

Distraction-related auto accidents in some Texas cities

Distracted driving is a problem in Texas and across the country, leading to an increase in the number of serious collisions. Auto accidents related to distracted driving are particularly high in some Texas cities, including Dallas and Houston. Distraction is a primary factor in thousands of accidents every year, and despite people being fully aware of the risks, statistics indicate it is only getting worse.

Is road damage caused by trucks to blame for auto accidents?

Large commercial trucks and semitrailers play a vital role in the Texas economy, but they also inflict serious damage on the road. Many towns and cities in the state are dealing with damaged and crumbling roads as a result of increased truck traffic, and it can take a long time to get the necessary funds to repair them. When roads are in poor condition, it can significantly increase the chance of auto accidents.

Who's Responsible in a Rideshare Accident?

Auto accidents and the unseen way they affect victims

A car crash can leave a victim dealing with various negative effects, including significant injuries. Auto accidents can result in physical damage that is permanent or debilitating, affecting a person's ability to work and live a normal life. Many of the ways that a Texas car accident affects a person are physical, but there are many unseen effects that can also significantly impact a person's life.

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