In 2017, the United States saw an alarming rise in pedestrian deaths. So did Texas. According to the Los Angeles Daily News
, there were 6,000 pedestrian fatalities, marking an 11% increase from the year before. Pedestrians now account for the largest proportion of traffic deaths in a quarter-century. Read the rest »
“Don’t drink and drive.” You’ve heard it over and over again for years, and you are aware of the strong stigma attached to drinking and driving.
But have you ever heard “don’t take your prescription medication and drive?” It’s not quite as catchy. It is, however, just as important of a message. Read the rest »
It’s the most romantic time of the year…right? Unfortunately, not everyone on the road feels the St. Valentine’s Day spirit. As much as we worry about car accidents caused by distracted driving, unfortunately, injuries can be caused intentionally by drivers’ rage. Read the rest »
Although Hurricane Harvey made landfall months ago, the storm is still fresh on Texas residents’ minds, especially those living in areas still feeling Harvey’s effects. ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight reported that the storm was one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S. history. Harvey has cost the United States billions of dollars, set a record for tropical rainfall in any one place in the U.S. over the past 50 years, and taken a toll on the oil and gas industries. Read the rest »
Putting a family member into a nursing home is fraught enough with emotion. But for those in Texas, it is also imbued with a sense of concern. Why? While some facilities have demonstrated improvement, the fact remains that within the recent past, Texas has held the dubious honor of being ranked the single worst state for senior care
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While known as “man’s best friend” in more cozy environments, the stray dogs roaming the streets of Dallas pose a very real threat to the residents. Read the rest »
On Black Friday, hundreds of thousands of Dallas-area shoppers will hit the stores in the hunt for the perfect deal on a coveted Christmas gift. The stores will be crowded, disorganized, and poorly managed, resulting in an increased risk of an accident. With frazzled employees who are more focused on quickly cashing out stressed customers, dangerous conditions often arise in the store.
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With Christmas just around the corner, you likely have been keeping your eye posted for good deals at stores like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target when shopping for your children. However, you should also be paying attention to whether these toys are safe.
Toys made for children include information on the box about the ideal age range of the child that the toy was designed for. However, these are merely suggestions and do not highlight the possible dangers inherent in the toys, especially for younger children such as toddlers. As a parent, you have become an expert on baby-proofing your home, but did you know that you should also baby-proof your child’s toys?
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Every year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, stores open early while it is still dark outside to crowds of eager shoppers hoping to score a discounted deal on a hot item, such as a television or laptop. While many of the deals are attractive and can help bargain shoppers score holiday gifts for loved ones at a fraction of the regular retail price, Black Friday has a darker side. In recent years, the shopping holiday has become notorious for overzealous shoppers who will stop at nothing to nab a coveted deal in short supply. The Dallas news has extensively covered reports of stampedes at retail giants like Walmart. One spate of injuries that has been overlooked, however, have not occurred inside the stores on Black Friday but rather, on the streets.
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Texas has seen more than its fair share of unenviable weather, and every year drivers in Dallas and the rest of our fair state face dangers from flash flooding
As a Texas driver, you need to understand what the risk is, how to handle it properly, and what can happen to those who fail to heed flash flood warnings. Read the rest »
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