Nevada Considering ‘Textalyzer’ Cellphone Scan Technology For Police Use

Nevada Considering 'Textalyzer' Cellphone Scan Technology For Police Use - Reyes Browne Reilley

Although texting while driving is already banned in many states, one state is considering taking this safety measure to the next level. Nevada could potentially pass a legislation which would grant law enforcement officers the ability to search through drivers’ cell phone usage history after a car crash.

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U.S. Traffic Deaths Exceed 40,000 for the Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row, there have been more than 40,000 traffic deaths throughout the United States. Although this number is startlingly high, there has been a slight downward trend over the past two years.

In 2017, the traffic death toll of 40,231 decreased by slightly less than 1% compared to 2016’s count of 40,327. The National Safety Council reports that 2018 is down another 1% with an estimated 40,000 traffic fatalities.

Annual Motor Vehicle Fatality Estimates - NSC

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Bird Box Challenge Gone Wrong

Bird Box Challenge Gone Wrong - Reyes Browne Reilley

Everyone is talking about the latest Netflix original movie, Bird Box. (For those who have not seen it yet, don’t worry, we won’t release any spoilers.) In the film, the characters must navigate through the world while remaining blindfolded. The internet took this idea and ran with it, thus giving birth to “The Bird Box Challenge.” This meme is centered around performing everyday tasks all the while, you guessed it, remaining blindfolded. Unfortunately, one risky individual took this challenge to the streets.

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The Bigger The Truck, The Worse The Wreck

The Bigger The Truck, The Worse The Wreck - Reyes Browne Reilley Accident Attorneys

In the state of Texas, getting your drivers license when you turn 16 is a typical milestone on your journey to adulthood. In northern states and denser metropolitan areas, obtaining a drivers license immediately may not be such a household tradition, as many families rely heavily on public transportation. The wide open plains of Texas are filled with drivers bustling to and from work, home, and travel. However, smaller personal vehicles sharing the road with commercial-grade trucks can pose a very real threat to your daily routine.

Over the last two decades, the number of vehicles on Texas highways increased by 23%, which was 7 points higher than the national average of 16%. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2017 there were more than 16,000 large-truck crashes in Texas. There were also 7% more of these crashes than the previous year.

The larger, longer, and heavier the truck, the more severe the car wreck. Massive commercial-grade trucks are difficult to pass in heavy traffic, and they also take a longer time and distance to come to a complete stop. This additional force wears through their brakes, tires, and other safety features at a faster rate.

The Texas Police Chiefs Association as well as the North Texas Police Chiefs Association are joining forces to keep our roads as safe as possible. They have both opposed legislation to add larger, heavier trucks on Texas roadways.

Every driver can do their part to proactively avoid automobile accidents by minimizing distractions and staying observant of their surroundings. Keep in mind that large-scale trucks have a delayed response time, and take longer to speed up and slow down. Adding extra special padding around your vehicle can help compensate for this potential hazard.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you need the most trustworthy legal advocates on your side.

After more than 30 years representing injury victims in car wrecks, truck wrecks, and motorcycle accidents, the experienced team of Dallas truck accident attorneys at Reyes Browne Reilley have seen the consequences of negligence first-hand. If you have sustained injuries because of a car wreck which was not your fault, contact us now for a free and confidential case review. Fill out our form online, or call (214) 526-7900, and we will get you on the road to recovery.

Two Young Sisters Killed by Texting and Driving

Auto Accidents

We’ve all seen those “It Can Wait” billboards and bumperstickers, but just how pervasive is the No Texting While Driving movement?
Smart phones are so deeply integrated in today’s society, it almost seems second nature to check that little red notification bubble as soon as it pops up, even while behind the wheel. However, texting (or being on your phone at all) while driving is extremely dangerous. Every second you take your eyes off the road is a gamble, and when lives are at risk, the stakes could not be higher.

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Elementary Football League Bus Crash, 1 Child Dead and 45 Injured

Auto Accidents, In The News

BENTON, ARKANSAS — A charter bus carrying a youth football team crashed in the early hours of Monday morning. The team was from Tennessee, and had just played a championship game in Dallas this past weekend. On their homeward-bound commute at about 2:40 AM, the bus lost control and veered off of Interstate 30, where it rolled to a stop outside of Benton, Arkansas.

The tragic incident left one casualty and injured at least 45 others. The Saline County coroner identified the victim as 9-year-old Kameron Johnson. The majority of those injured were children, ages 8-10, accompanied by chaperones. The injured survivors were taken to hospitals in Little Rock and Benton, Arkansas.

The Tennessee charter bus company Scott Shuttle Service has had a clean record over the past two years with zero crashes. However, they received a penalty fine in July 2018 for a driver operating a truck without a proper license.

“It’s devastating. I know that the hearts and prayers of all Memphians go out to all the children and parents and their families.” — Jim Strickland, Memphis Mayor

The youth football league was a part of the Orange Mound Youth Association in Memphis. The community mourns the loss of Kameron, who was in 3rd grade at Aspire Coleman Elementary School in Memphis, TN. Three of his fellow classmates were also injured in the wreck. The school has offered to provide grief counselors to its students.

After more than 30 years representing injury victims in car wrecks, truck wrecks, and motorcycle accidents, the experienced team of accident lawyers at Reyes Browne Reilley have seen the consequences of negligence first-hand. If you or a loved one have been involved in an automobile accident, contact the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex’s professional car accident attorneys now for a free and confidential case review. Fill out our form online, or call (214) 526-7900, and we will get you on the road to recovery.

The Greatest Risk For Teenage Drivers? Lack of Experience

The Greatest Risk For Teenage Drivers? Lack of Experience

Adolescents are known to take chances, succumb to peer pressure, overestimate their abilities, and have emotional mood swings. Each of these behaviors can increase the likelihood for the teenage driver to be involved in an automobile crash. Investigations have shown that “the cause of teenage crashes is not the skill with which they can drive, but the judgment they exercise while driving,” according to an editorial in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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