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Category: Car Wrecks

Mobile Apps to Prevent Distracted Driving

Every single day, drivers are hurt or killed due to a wreck related to distracted driving. These deaths are preventable. Distracted driving is a very real danger that continues to grow. Cell phones and smartphones have played a big role in the increase of distracted driving wrecks. They are NOW also playing a role in solving the problem! Some app developers are working to create ways to help make your phone a tool to fight against distraction! Choosing a Distracted Driving App When choosing a distractive driving app, consider the following: Is the app compatible with your phone? Does it have the… Read More

You CAN avoid driving distracted!

Distracted driving is a major cause for a large number of car wrecks. Often, we don’t realize we are distracted until it’s too late.  Here are a few tips to avoid driving distracted: USE YOUR CELL PHONE AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE It can be easily tempting to answer your phone or reply to a text message while driving. Taking your eyes off the road, even for a split second, can cause a serious wreck. Even using a hands free device can cause you to be distracted or miss hearing something that will alert you to a dangerous situation.  Limit your… Read More

Red Light Cameras in Fort Worth- Should They Stay or Should They Go?

The red-light-camera program is effective and should be continued, a city official told the City Council on Tuesday. “First and foremost, the driver for this is public safety,” said Alonzo Linan, assistant director of transportation and public works. “Our goal is to change driver behavior through the issuance of citations.” The first red-light cameras were installed in stages during 2008. In 2009, an average of 3,850 citations per camera were issued. Today, that’s down to 1,529, Linan said. And wrecks at the same intersections have dropped off. In 2009, the crash rate was 0.70 per million vehicles at the intersections.… Read More

Texting and driving ban in Denton

Texting and driving is a deadly combination. Denton’s new city ordinance banning phone use for anything other than calls while driving took effect Tuesday morning. The ban does include any interaction with a phone, including texting, operating a GPS device or other apps, surfing the Internet, etc. The use of Bluetooth or hands-free technology will still be allowed, as will talking on the phone and dialing a number. Also, the interstates that run through Denton will not be included in the ban to avoid confusion for drivers just passing through. If you or a loved one have been in a… Read More

Texting, Driving, and Teens

Did you know that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens?  And when it comes to distracted driving, young people are among the most likely to text and talk behind the wheel. Texting, Driving, and Teens “For decades, the most common cause of death for teens ages 14-19 years old has been traffic accidents, but the causes of those accidents have been changing. While anti-drunk driving campaigns have been quite successful in reducing the number of drunk driving related deaths among teenagers, the total number of accidents and fatalities has been on the rise due to… Read More

Two killed in early morning crash

The Star-Telegram reports a  three-vehicle crash left at least two dead about 1:20 a.m. Monday and shut down the northbound lanes of West Loop 820 at Clifford Street, in Fort Worth, according to police reports. “There were three vehicles involved in this accident, with one deceased adult and [one] deceased child,” said officer Tracey Knight. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner reported that Brent Moore, 37, of Fort Worth, died at 1:34 a.m. at the on ramp to northbound Loop 820 at Westpoint Road in Fort Worth. A MedStar spokesman said that one adult and one child were taken to a local… Read More