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The Dangers of Seat Back Collapse Accidents

A CBS investigation has found that an out-of-date government safety standard is putting drivers and their families in danger. In their six-year study, they identified over 100 people who were either severely or fatally injured by seat back failures. Vehicle front seats—particularly, the seat backs—can collapse in rear-end accidents, pitching…

Most Common Out-of-Service Violations Found By The CVSA

Each year, The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance hosts an International Roadcheck, a 3-day inspection event that works to discover out-of-service violations and remove unsafe trucks and 18-wheelers from the roads. The date for this year’s International Roadcheck has been set for May 4-6, 2021. The inspection process varies regionally, though…

Urban Researchers Call Upon Federal Government to Give Cities Greater Say on Infrastructure Spending and Reform

With the new administration should come a new federal infrastructure package, complete with a thorough consultation and complete reform of the American infrastructure system, according to a report released by the Kinder Institute. The report was co-authored by William Fulton and Henry Cisneros. Fulton is the director of Rice University’s…

The Dangers of House Bill 19 Trucking Bill

Texas legislators are working to pass legislation called House Bill 19, also known as HB 19.  This proposed legislation protects unsafe trucking companies from being held accountable for truck accidents caused by their negligence.  If passed, HB 19 will shield trucking companies from responsibility when their negligent acts hurt and kill…

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Texas roads have not seen a deathless day since 2000, and Houston has also long been plagued with car accidents, even dubbed the deadliest driving city in America by the Houston Chronicle. But Houston government officials state that they have a plan to end road fatalities within the next decade….