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J.D. Power study shows effectiveness of new car tech

Though some drivers in Texas and across the U.S. are looking forward to self-driving cars and a future of zero accident fatalities, the vehicle safety tech seen today is already helping to save lives. J.D. Power has a study out showing that more than half of new car owners were able to avoid an accident in the first 90 days of owning their car thanks to technology.

Safety experts urge greater protection for rear seats

Auto accidents in Texas can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. However, improved safety technologies mean that modern automobiles are now safer than ever before. Devices like automatically locking seat belts and airbags save lives. Yet some of the most effective technologies to save lives in a crash are often confined to the front seat only.

Some ride-sharing vehicles may be unsafe, new study shows

When you hail an Uber or Lyft ride in Austin, what concerns are going through your mind? You might be worried about whether the driver is going to be too chatty. Or you might worry that he or she will be driving distracted. One thing you probably don’t worry about is whether the car itself is safe.

Stay alert for distracted drivers

It only takes one trip down I-35 to know that there are some crazy drivers in the Austin area. Some people drive too fast or too slowly, others weave in and out of traffic, and some won't think twice about throwing what's left of their fast food lunch at you over some perceived offense.

Volvo to introduce onboard cameras that detect drunk driving

Volvo Cars wants to make Texas roads safer by installing in-vehicle cameras and sensors that will determine when a driver is drunk or distracted. The technology will be available on the Swedish automaker's vehicles sometime after 2020.

Ford uses 'Sleep Suit' to warn against drowsy driving

It's not uncommon for Texas residents to find themselves driving drowsy on occasion. However, they should understand how risky this can be. Fatigue is a major factor in up to one in five road accidents. Experts say that someone who drives after 18 hours or more of wakefulness can become as impaired as a driver who exceeds the legal limit for alcohol.

Why fatal motor vehicle accidents are on the rise

Texas drivers may be a bit more anxious when they get into their vehicles these days, especially if they're aware of the latest statistics from the National Safety Council. The NSC reports that car accident fatalities increased nearly 15 percent over a two-year span. This marks the sharpest increase in more than 50 years. There are several factors that likely contributed to this alarming trend.

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