10/29/2014 (press release: 1800Houston) // Brian Eberstein
1-800-CAR-WRECK Houston personal injury attorneys discuss tips for staying safe while traveling in one of the nation’s busiest cities.
Houston, Texas is the nation’s fourth largest city. It is the most heavily populated city in the state. Therefore, it isn’t a huge stretch to suggest that it is also one of the most heavily trafficked cities in Texas as well as the United States. In any area where there is heavy traffic day-to-day, the risk of becoming involved in an accident is higher than in more densely populated areas. This is due to issues such as traffic congestion, which can trigger attitudes or behaviors that lead to negligence or misconduct on the road.
It is important that Houston drivers and others understand the importance of taking steps to protect themselves and others during every commute. Road traffic safety measures can be practiced by any user of the road including drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and users of public transport systems alike.
Source: Wikipedia Article “Road traffic safety”
“Road traffic safety refers to methods and measures for reducing the risk of a person using the road network being killed or seriously injured… Best-practice road safety strategies focus upon the prevention of serious injury and death crashes in spite of human fallibility.”
To read more visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_traffic_safety.
The Houston personal injury lawyers of 1-800-CAR-WRECK have outlined the following safe driving tips to help Houston drivers understand ways they can help make road travel safer for everyone around them.
Follow posted speed limits and traffic signs
Never drive while intoxicated
Do not tailgate other vehicles
Refrain from road rage at all times
Ensure that vehicles have been properly serviced and have adequate gas before traveling
Carry a mobile phone in the event of emergency
Do not text or use mobile devices while driving
Other safety tips can be found by visiting resources such as the Texas Department of Transportation online.
Source: Texas Department of Transportation “Safety”
“When it comes to traveling, no matter how you get where you’re going, safety is your first priority. Being safe means being aware of a lot of things: weather conditions, other drivers and travelers, emergency and construction personnel; even the loved ones you travel with are factors to consider when on the road.”
To read more visit http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety.html.
For those who have been injured in a serious motor vehicle accident in Houston, the Houston accident injury attorneys of 1-800-CAR-WRECK are available to help with their legal needs. Individuals who want to assess their legal options after being involved in a traffic accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of someone else can call 1-800-CAR-WRECK to speak with someone today.
Eberstein & Witherite, LLP