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Texas Driving Safety

This section contains information valuable about driving safety, including information about defensive driving techniques, road rage, Texas school zones and Texas Seat Belt Law.

Defensive Driving Techniques

On your drive home from work, at some point in time you've likely found yourself slowed down to a stop, peering over other cars to get a glimpse of crushed metal and broken glass at the site of an accident and wondering what caused it. Chances are that one or the other of those drivers was not driving defensively. What is defensive driving, anyway? Simply put, defensive driving is driving with the safety of yourself and others first and foremost on your mind. Driving defensively means learning and using safe driving tactics every time you drive. Read More...

 

Road Rage

Let's face it: everyone gets frustrated driving in heavy traffic. Some people, however, let this frustration boil over into anger. When drivers become so angry at other drivers that they actually try to retaliate against them, "road rage" is the result. In Texas, road raging drivers can attempt to get revenge by driving dangerously, intentionally causing accidents, and even by acts of violence such as assault and murder. Read More...

 

Texas School Zones

When school is in session, drivers approaching Texas schools may encounter some special traffic hazards. First of all, large numbers of children may be present, often walking to and from the school building on foot. Secondly, at the beginning and end of the school day, the streets surrounding the school are often clogged with school buses and the cars of the students’ parents.  Therefore, drivers need to give Texas school zones special attention in order to drive defensively. Also, there are special speed limits and traffic laws that apply around school zones during these busy times of the day. Read More...

 

Texas Seat Belt Law

Like every state except for New Hampshire, Texas has a law on the books requiring the use of safety restraints for people riding in motor vehicles. In this case, the relevant law is Sec. 545.413 of the Transportation Code, which details the circumstances in which seat belt use is required and the fines for not doing so. Under section A of this statute, it is illegal for anyone, adult or child, to ride in the front seat of a vehicle that has seat belts without having their seat belt properly fastened. Section B states that it is illegal for anyone under the age of 17 to ride in any part of a motor vehicle without a seat belt if the vehicle is equipped with them. Read More...

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