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Early this morning, a driver driving the wrong way on IH 35 near Kyle (where I grew up) caused a wreck that killed four people and injured two others. In this instance, the wrong way driver was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of IH 35 at the Kyle Parkway exit.  Unfortunately, the car hit…

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My son sustained a concussion last spring while playing baseball.  During that process, my son took a test called an IMPACT test to help diagnose the concussion and to help figure out when he had recovered sufficiently to return to normal activities. But our problem was that we didn’t have a baseline.  The IMPACT test…

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Yesterday, the Austin City Council adopted a ban on drivers using hand held electronic devices, including cell phones.  The ban, to go into effect on January 1, 2015, doe contain exceptions for hands-free devices and for 911 or other emergency calls.  You can read more about the ban in this article by KXAN. I have…

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A lot of momentum seems to be developing for the idea that Austin will ban drivers from using hand-held devices while driving.  In February, the Austin City Council appointed a Distracted Driving Study Group to look at the problem of distracted driving.  On Monday, the study group released a memo recommending that the city council…

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Last week, local news station KXAN ran a great story on the problems that consumers encounter trying to get insurance companies to pay their claims.  Unfortunately, I see this on a daily basis.  When you’re hurt or injured, insurance companies seem to employ the old deny, defend and delay tactics to try and minimize what…

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If you read this blog, you know one of my pet peeves/big topics is texting while driving. Yesterday, two texting while driving stories caught my eye.  On the national scene, Yahoo news ran a story about new efforts to enforce texting while driving bans.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued several grants to…

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If you’ve read the blog regularly at all, you know that one of my pet topics is distracted driving.  We see distracted drivers causing unnecessary car wrecks and trucking wrecks and personal injuries on an almost weekly basis.  And police officers aren’t immune to the problem — in fact, the potential problem is worse for police…

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