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How phone usage among drivers is becoming more dangerous

More and more drivers in Texas may be using their cellphones in unsafe ways. According to observational surveys by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted in 2014 and 2018, drivers were 57 percent more likely to be spotted in 2018 using phones to text or in other ways that did not involve talking to someone. However, drivers in 2014 were more likely to make calls while behind the wheel.

How to help your teen avoid drunk drivers on the road

Earning a driver’s license is a big step toward freedom for many teenagers, and it is only natural that as a parent you might worry about your teen driver. After all, your teenager will always be your child, even as he or she grows up and becomes more independent. While this is a time in your teenager’s life when he or she may want to revel in newfound independence, teens may not yet be experienced enough to understand how to avoid some of the risks associated with driving a vehicle.

Drowsiness a safety risk among ridesharing drivers

Compelled by low fare and salary incentives, many ridesharing drivers in Texas choose to overwork themselves, becoming sleep-deprived in the process. This can especially make them dangerous behind the wheel in the early morning and late at night. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine issued a position statement back in April 2018 regarding this widespread problem.

Your teen shouldn’t post about their car accident on social media

Many drivers experience a collision at some point after getting their license. But as a parent of a teen driver, did you know that your kid’s social media accounts might be part of an investigation after a car accident? Insurers or investigators could use social media posts to establish your teen driver’s liability.

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