The Dangers of Autonomous Trucks

The image of the truck driver, especially long-haul truckers, is one that is in many ways synonymous with America’s highway system. It is easy to picture: A driver traveling the open road in a big rig, communicating with other truckers via CB radio as they all crisscross the country to deliver vital consumer goods to…

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The Importance of Boating Safety

There’s nothing quite like getting out on the water and enjoying the many beautiful lakes, rivers, and miles of coastline here in Texas. However, a great day on the water can quickly turn into a terrible time in the emergency room – or worse – if people fail to follow basic boating safety laws and…

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Cirrus SR22T Engine Failures Caused by Too Much Fuel or Too Little Fuel

The NTSB reports are replete with unfortunate and preventable accidents caused by aircraft running out of fuel.  Engine failures can also be caused by too much fuel.  The issue with too much fuel is especially prevalent in the Continental TSIO-550 series engines that power some of the most popular high performance single engine aircraft, including…

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Deadly Scooter Accidents Across Austin Cause For Concern

A few recent and fatal scooter accidents here in Austin call new concerns about the dangers of electric scooters. Because these small, open, motorized vehicles provide absolutely no protection from external forces, in the event of a collision, the scooter operator is typically severely or fatally injured. And, motorist negligence is often to blame for…

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Liability for Autonomous Vehicle Accidents in Austin

Autonomous vehicles can already be seen on some Texas roads. The development of these self-driving cars may help the local economy through new manufacturing jobs, and self-driving cars may allow travelers to better use their time than focusing on traffic. There are dangers, though. Computer intelligence isn’t the same as human intelligence. Many traffic risks…

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April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The International Labor Organization (ILO) observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work (also just called “World Day”) every year as a way to raise awareness about work-related safety, and reduce on-the-job deaths and injuries. This year World Day falls on April 28 and the topic is participation and dialogue in creating a positive…

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April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Driving is a complex process, engaging almost all of your senses. Controlling and navigating a multi-ton machine, whether it’s a standard sedan or long-haul 18-wheeler, requires a lot of concentration. Yet every day, drivers, pedestrians, and others are at risk of injury in a collision with a distracted driver. Driver distraction is a big problem…

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