Most Dangerous Highways in Texas for Teens

For many parents of teenagers, one of the biggest concerns regarding their children is when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. This can be an especially stressful time when allowing teenagers this bout of freedom and many take care to ensure that the vehicle is properly maintained and promises are made to check

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Using Uber to Prevent a DUI

  It is common knowledge that Houston is the DWI capital of the United States as far as fatal accidents are concerned. While statistics may vary, Houston is at the top or near the top in serious injury accidents and fatal crashes involving alcohol. Combating the DWI dilemma can seem insurmountable at times but the

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Texas Seat Belt Laws

    Texas laws regarding seatbelt use are contained in Transportation Code Chapter 545. There are fines and penalties for failing to use seat belts and separate provisions dealing with transportation of minors.   This article deals with failing to wear a seatbelt under section 545.413.   It is an offense to ride in a

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Texas Share the Road Program

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the people of Texas “enjoy a highway system that is the envy of other states.” As such, it is essential for the populace to be mindful of other drivers while migrating from one area to the next. These not only include other drivers of passenger vehicles, but also

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Cars Affected by GM Ignition Recalls 2014

Consumers should be aware that General Motors is currently recalling approximately 3.36 million coupes and full-sized sedans due to ignition problems. Affected models that are currently involved in the recall include the following: 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse 2006-2010 Lucerne 2005 Regal LS / GS 2006 – 2014 Chevrolet Impala Limited 2006-2008 Monte Carlo 2000-2005 Cadilac Deville

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Boating Safety

    A recent collision between two boats on Lake Conroe north of Houston, Texas resulted in one fatality, one person missing and several with serious injuries. A bass boat and a pleasure boat crashed about 9 Tuesday night. Read about the terrible crash here.     Let us hope and pray that the injured

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Texting and Driving Laws in Texas

  It is well known that distractions cause and contribute to car accidents. Some estimates place driver distraction as involved in up to one third of car wrecks.   At the Baumgartner Law Firm we have been advocates for a uniform Texas law dealing with texting and emailing while driving. Unfortunately, even though the legislature

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