Ride-hailing companies provide a valuable service for people who might not be able to drive or who don't want to drive around town. While this might sound like a win-win situation for everyone involved, there is a big downside to these services. There isn't a clear path of liability when an accident occurs and a rider suffers an injury.
Victims of auto accidents in Texas will, like victims in other states, have to invoke the legal concept of negligence when building up a personal injury claim. This means determining who was acting in an unsafe or careless way behind the wheel and how that contributed to the crash. It is a process that can be difficult, especially in the case of multi-vehicle crashes.
Drivers in Texas are probably aware that safety tech in vehicles has its pros and cons. This holds true for ignition interlock devices, too. IIDs are in-car Breathalyzers that require drivers to pass a breath test before allowing them to start the vehicle. For over a decade, they have prevented hundreds of thousands of attempts made by drunk drivers to head out on the road.
Like most kids in Texas, your teen cannot wait to get his or her driver’s license. While most are excited about the freedom and independence it may bring, they often do not thoroughly consider the great responsibility and potential liability, too. What is the best way to impress upon your child the importance of focused driving?
Cars are still abundant on Texas roadways, even after the sun sets for the day. You may be out finishing your errands, coming home from work or going to dinner with friends. While you may be familiar with navigating the roads at night, you may be unaware of the increased dangers that come with nighttime driving. In fact, you are three times more likely to lose your life in a car accident at night than you are during the day. It is important to understand the dangers of nighttime driving so you can minimize your risk of becoming involved in a deadly accident.
Although using a hand-held cellphone while driving is not against the law in Texas, the consequences of engaging in this task could be disastrous. In 2017 alone, approximately 3,166 people lost their lives in distracted driving accidents and thousands more were injured in similar incidents. In an attempt to stay safe on the road, many drivers have turned to using hands-free cellphones. While hands-free devices allow you to keep your hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road, they still cause a significant amount of cognitive distraction, which could lead to a catastrophic collision.
People in Texas know that the legal drinking age is 21. They also know that driving after consuming alcohol is dangerous and can be illegal if a person is under the age of 21 or has a blood alcohol content level exceeding 0.08%. Unfortunately, these facts seem to make no difference to some people out there as they simply wish to do what they want with no regard for the safety of others.
Many drivers often find themselves falling victim to road rage. This occurs when you let the frustrations of driving get to you, which can lead to some aggressive and dangerous behaviors. Avoiding road rage is crucial, whether it's curbing behaviors affecting your own driving or avoiding other motorists who are driving aggressively. Geico offers the following tips on how you can do just that.
The development of ride-sharing apps in Texas has been nothing short of explosive and pretty much everyone is aware of what an Uber or Lyft is. While these innovative options for getting from place to place have benefited many people, they also pose a unique set of risks to people who accept their use and rely on a ride-sharing app to get them to their destination.
With the explosive growth of ride-sharing companies in Texas such as Lyft and Uber, paying passengers assume a certain level of risk when they agree to travel with a driver they do not know. For one, they must rely on that person's level of responsibility and experience in following the rules of the road and getting them safely from one place to another.