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People tend to think that summer is the safest time to be on the road. After all, there is no snow or ice on the road, but there are other challenges and dangers you need to be aware of before you get behind the wheel this summer.
School is out. When school is out for the summer, more children are playing and biking outside, which increases the risk of a pedestrian or bicycle accident.
People ride bicycles for different reasons. Whether it is a hobby you enjoy with family, a great way to exercise, or how you commute to work, cycling has many advantages. However, it is not always the safest mode of transportation. Knowing how to stay safe while sharing Houston streets with other vehicles is key to avoiding serious injuries.
If you or your family is going to be exploring Houston on two wheels this summer, consider these tips:
According to Houston’s Bicycle Ordinance, all children must wear a helmet when riding, so protective gear is especially important if you are cycling with children. While it may not be illegal for adults to ride without a helmet, we recommend everyone wear a helmet every time. Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect yourself in case of an accident.
Over 800,000 people in the United States seek medical treatment for a dog bites each year; more than 400,000 of them are under the age of 18, according to statistics provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dogs are members of the family, and provide great companionship for kids. However, they can also pose a great danger.
Teaching your children how to meet and interact with unfamiliar dogs can help them stay safe. Consider these tips:
Pedestrian accidents are rising quickly in Houston. The rate of pedestrian accidents was 31 percent higher in 2016 than in 2015, reports the Houston Police Department.
There is no clear consensus on the reason for the increase in pedestrian accidents in Houston. Houston Police Department Sgt. Derrick Hall said it has been “really hard for us to explain why.”
Despite what you may have heard, Cinco de Mayo is most definitely not the Mexican version of Independence Day. In fact, Mexico’s national Independence Day is September 16 and is one of the country’s most important holidays, while Cinco de Mayo is barely celebrated at all outside of the United States.
Many people don’t realize that Houston actually played a crucial role in establishing Cinco de Mayo as an unofficial (but much loved) U.S. holiday. Cinco de Mayo, literally “May 5th” in Spanish, began as a spontaneous celebration of the Mexican army’s stunning victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla. [Read more…]
Houstonians know that, in addition to being dangerous, our streets and freeways are also quite congested. But what many might not know is that we actually have many of the worst bottleneck freeways in the entire nation.
Bottleneck freeways are major roads that cannot handle the normal flow of traffic due to inherent design flaws, leading to frequent, extreme traffic jams. For example, consider a three-lane highway that suddenly drops down to a single lane. Vehicles traveling on this highway must reduce their speed in order to merge, slowing down traffic behind it. The bottleneck occurs where the cars are merging; however, a bottleneck can slow down traffic for miles behind it. [Read more…]
Self-driving cars — we have seen them in movies for years. We have dreamed of riding to work with our eyes closed or focused on the morning newspaper. Well, the future may be closer than we think because self-driving cars are already on our streets. However, accidents involving these autonomous vehicles are already happening. [Read more…]
For the first time in ten years, road fatalities are on the rise across the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 35,000 people were killed in U.S. car accidents last year. Half of the deaths happened because the driver or passenger was not wearing a safety belt. One-third of the deaths occurred because a driver was drunk. Finally, one out of ten happened because a driver was distracted. [Read more…]
The holidays are upon us. This is a time to celebrate with friends and family. These celebrations often involve driving long distances to see friends and family, heading to a celebration at the local bar, or sending 2016 off at a friend’s house.
Regardless of where Houstonians celebrate, these big celebrations are sure to include alcohol.