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Archive for July 2010

Distracted Driving Deadly

It used to be that we had no phones in our vehicles and there weren’t as many accidents. Now, that’s a whole different story. Since the advent of the cell phone, life has become incrementally more interesting, lively, exciting and deadly. While it’s nice to have 24/7/365 constant contact with friends and family, there needs…

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Books For Brooks

This post is way off-topic, but bear with me.   How can you help out some deserving kids while ridding your house of clutter? For the last 3-4 years, my wife and I (with a lot of help from another volunteer) have set-up and run a program where we distribute books to kids at Pickle…

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Weary Truckers Create A Risk For I35 Trucking Accidents

IH 35 is a bit unique in that it spans from the southern border with Mexico to the northern border with Canada.  But no matter where you are along the highway, you face a grave danger of being involved in a trucking accident.  And yesterday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune had a good article, based in large…

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Car Wrecks Not as Simple as They May Seem

You were in a car accident, end of story. Surprisingly, there is a lot more to a car wreck than meets the eye. Texas law requires drivers to carry minimal auto insurance. At a minimum, drivers must carry $25,000 per person/$50,000 per occurrence limits for personal injury damages. What does this mean? The “per person”…

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John Stossel – Tort Reform Hypocrite

There is something that Americans love about the story of the hypocrite.  The anti-corruption policitian that eventually gets busted for taking bribes; the anti-gay preacher busted for being gay; and John Stossel. Stossel is the tort-reform movement’s favorite “journalist” because he’s always willing to “report” on the evils of trial lawyers and personal injury suits. …

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What May Cause A Truck To Cross The Median?

Interstate 35 between the Laredo border and Dallas may be the most dangerous section of highway in the country. This weekend, there was another example of how it can be so dangerous. Around 9:30 Saturday morning, an 18 wheeler was heading south on I 35 about 45 miles north of Laredo when it crossed the…

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