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Running red lights can put others in danger

Running a red light is one of the most dangerous actions a Texas driver can take. A June 2019 survey from AAA found that 85% of respondents said that they understood the dangers of doing so. However, about one-third of respondents said that they had gone through a red light within the past 30 days. According to AAA, there were 939 people killed in accidents involving drivers who ran red lights in 2017, which was a 28% increase from 2012.

Vehicle safety technologies less capable than drivers think

Advanced technology safety features are increasingly standard equipment in new vehicles in Texas, but they may not be as safe or capable as people believe them to be. Automatic emergency braking, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, may reduce rear end crash rates by as much as 50% and could lower the total number of crashes reported to police by 20%. The sensors technologies like autonomous driving rely on, though, are not very good at some important things.

The ever-present threat of drunk driving

Over the past three decades, the number of drunk driving fatalities has gone down by a third. Still, more than 10,000 people in the U.S. died in drunk driving crashes every year between 2006 and 2016. This trend is showing no signs of ending in Texas. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 30 people die each day in drunk driving accidents.

Accidents affect Subaru Crosstreks more than any other car

According to a survey from Insurify, there are more at-fault crashes involving Subaru Crosstreks than any other vehicle on the road. The auto insurance comparison site examined 1.6 million insurance quotes in its database and came up with a list of nine other vehicles that are the most accident-prone. Residents of Texas should be aware that in order for these quotes to be considered, they had to reveal the car's make and model and whether the vehicle was in a prior accident.

How to avoid distracted driving

In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that 3,166 people were killed because of distracted driving. There are many different ways that a person can become distracted while driving on Texas roads or others throughout the country. Texting or otherwise using a cellphone is one of the most common distractions. However, anything that takes a driver's focus off of the road qualifies as a distraction.

IIHS study shows where rear seat safety is inadequate

Improvements in car safety largely benefit front-seat passengers but not those in the rear seats. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has called rear seats a "danger zone" and has laid out the various deficiencies in rear seat safety. Residents of Texas may want to avoid sitting in the rear whenever possible.

Study: women's risk for car crash injury higher than men's

The journal Traffic Injury Prevention has a study out that shows how women are more likely to be injured than men in front-end crashes, the most common motor vehicle crashes. Specifically, the risk goes up 73% for women. Texas residents should know that the study covered over 22,000 front-end crashes that occurred from 1998 to 2015 and that involved belted drivers.

More DUI deaths on July Fourth than any other US holiday

Independence Day is the major US holiday that sees the most drunk driving fatalities, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. Texas residents will want to be very careful if they go out on the road during this holiday. Between 2010 and 2017, the number of DUI fatalities came to 1,192. After this came Memorial Day with 1,105 such fatalities in the same period.

IIHS: driver assistance systems do not make cars self-driving

Few people in Texas and across the U.S. know what driver assistance systems are capable of, according to a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study. In fact, a great many people think that these systems are actually capable of fully autonomous driving. Yet autonomous vehicles are far from being perfected. The testing of them has even led to fatalities.

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