Auto accidents are always a worry for drivers in Texas and across the United States, and they're quite frequent; at least 6 million car crashes happen every year in the United States. That figure has continued to grow, with the number of fatalities escalating in both 2015 and 2016. Researchers are examining these crashes to learn more about their causes in an attempt to prevent future car accidents as well as cutting down on the human cost in deaths and injuries. Technologies that track driver behavior and detailed accident investigations are both being used in order to develop an understanding of the crashes.
Everyone knows that divorce can bring about many changes in the day-to-day lives of transitioning families in Texas. However, both parents and children may find the disruption of long-standing routines especially poignant during the holiday season. Children who are bouncing between households may not really understand the legalities involved. On the other hand, parents could experience a range of emotions during what is traditionally touted as a time of peace, goodwill and family togetherness.
Some divorcees in Texas may find themselves experiencing parental alienation. This happens when one parent attempts to turn a child against the other. A parent who has been diagnosed with a borderline or narcissistic personality disorder may be more likely to target an ex with parental alienation. Parental alienation may start in subtle ways, but there are signs that parents can watch for.
The Federal Highway Administration states that nearly 1.3 million car accidents every year are weather-related. Residents of Texas who experience icy and snowy winters should know about the ways to protect themselves when on the road so that they can avoid becoming a statistic.
Distractions have existed for as long as there have been drivers on the nation's roads. Drivers must constantly fight to keep their focus on the task at hand and not have their attention diverted by outside temptations like billboards, scenery, highway markers and the like.
In Texas and across the U.S., the smartphone-based game called Pokémon Go became a craze among players of all ages, so much so that it led to reports of people being injured and killed while playing it. A study made by two professors from Purdue University has further shown that distracted driving was a byproduct of the Pokémon Go phenomenon.