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https://www.reyeslaw.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-13-at-2.30.13-PM-300x167.pngDALLAS — A woman living in Uptown is dealing with some fairly intense injuries after she crashed an electric rental scooter last weekend during her first ride.

The woman, Kelley Mitchum, told WFAA that she was with friends at a restaurant on McKinney Avenue and decided to try out the new scooters.

At the end of June, the City of Dallas passed regulations for bike share companies that many in the city have been asking for.

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Safe Driving Over The Long Term

Something drivers quickly come to understand is that there is something to be said for experience. Insurance companies charge higher premiums for younger drivers specifically because of this. If you’re a young male getting his license for the first time, don’t be surprised if you pay $100-$200 a month for insurance, or more.

Meanwhile, if you’re over twenty-five with a clean driving record, you can get a full policy on a motorhome for around $1k a year. While we’re on the age of twenty-five, it’s notable that this age is when you become able to rent a car. If you acquired a license at sixteen, by twenty-five you’ve had nine years of experience. This allows you to understand how people act behind the wheel, and how to be subconsciously aware of what goes on around you.

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36763952_10100840680796264_2022825649617502208_o-566x1024Author: Matt Howerton, Published: 07/10/18, originally from the WFAA

DALLAS — As rental scooters begin to share the streets with bikes, cars, and buses in Dallas, a California attorney already handling over a dozen cases involving the two-wheeled transportation says to get ready for accidents to start piling up.

At the end of last month, council members from the City of Dallas passed regulations for bike share companies that many in the city have been clamoring for.

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driving-in-summer-300x169Summer is in full swing and whether you and your family are enjoying a stay-cation in Dallas, or traveling, you’ll likely be spending a good amount of your time driving in a motor vehicle.

Summer vacation means crowded roads, highways, and sometimes overly-packed cars. To keep yourself and your passengers safe, practice these driving tips.

1. Plan Ahead

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Ctrl-300x200There are many measures to determine car safety, and one is to examine driver death rates per vehicle. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released in May identified the most dangerous cars on the road based on this measure.

Most of the models that have the highest driver fatality rates are small cars with structures that are less able to absorb the brunt of crashes. All of the cars with the lowest driver death rates were either large luxury cars or SUVs.

According to IIHS, 4-door minicars have the worst death rate at 87 per 1 million registered vehicles, while 4-wheel drive large luxury SUVs have the lowest with six driver deaths per 1 million registered vehicles.

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Lane Splitting – the practice of going between cars moving slowly or at a standstill while riding a motorcycle – has been a common technique used by motorcyclists for years. Motorcycle rider advocates in Texas cite studies that show that lane splitting contributes to a significant reduction of rear-end rider fatalities. They also say that it can reduce rider fatalities, improve rider safety, and reduce traffic congestion.

But what does Texas law say about lane splitting?

Well, not much – at least not yet.

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Sheltered-bigstock-Fireworks-lit-with-flame-of-ma-26408282-300x201The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission staff’s analysis of data on nonoccupational, fireworks-related deaths and injuries has shown deaths and injuries occur through the season as late as July 22.

As many of us are getting ready for firework festivities, it is important to remain safe.

Firework Injury Prevention

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heatwave12-300x169Summer is a dangerous time to drive: more drunk drivers, new drivers, and more confused tourists are out on the road with you in Dallas, Texas, and the surrounding areas.

But even if you take other drivers out of the picture, the summer months still have their own inherent climate-related dangers. The heat alone is dangerous for passengers and drivers alike. The most important things to watch out for during the summer months include: tire failure, heat stroke, and an overheated engine.

Tire Failure. The over-usage of drivers on the road, along with excessive heat, can wear down and cause great damage to your tires. Tire damage and failure causes over 11,000 accidents each year.

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250652-300x200New cars have steadily increased the high-tech crash-prevention gear, and now they are having a perverse effect on car-insurance costs: They are soaring.

Safety features such as autonomous braking and systems to prevent drivers from drifting out of their lanes are increasingly available on vehicles rolling off assembly lines. Auto companies and third-party researchers say these features help prevent crashes and are building blocks to self-driving cars.

But progress comes with a price.

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Teen_Driver_2-731735-editedThe financial shock of adding a teenager to a family auto insurance policy is getting less shocking… kind of.

An annual analysis by insuranceQuotes.com found that adding a teenager still increased annual premiums substantially, but the magnitude of the increase has been falling over the past few years.

Adding a single teenager to a policy caused annual premiums to increase an average of 78 percent, or $671. But rate increases have been decreasing since 2013, when the average increase was 85 percent.

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