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  • 7 Jul. 2016

    Fatal Sealy Truck Accident Investigated As Homicide, Police Report

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    A truck accident in Sealy, Texas injured one person and killed another when a Texas Disposal Services truck collided with an Old Highway 90 bridge. According to law enforcement, the truck was in a raised position when it hit the overpass, causing debris to fall into traffic on Highway 36. A white sedan carrying a mother and two children struck the rubble, injuring the mother and killing the child ...
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  • 25 Jan. 2016

    Economists Say Climate Change May Lead to More Traffic Fatalities

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    When gas prices dive, more people take to the roads. While it is unsurprising that there is a correlation between the number of people on the roads and the number of accidents and fatalities, economists are also predicting that nice weather may be linked to rates of traffic fatalities. At the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in San Francisco, a pair of economists presented the ...
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  • 5 Jan. 2016

    3 Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    As we head into the winter season, Texas will experience several days of wet weather. With wet pavement contributing to approximately 1.2 million collisions every year, it is important to exercise extreme caution while driving in the rain in order to avoid losing control of your vehicle. We at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs have put together a short list of tips to remind drivers how to ...
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  • 18 Dec. 2015

    4 Holiday Travel Tips

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    The Automobile Association of America (AAA) estimates that as many as 8.3 million Texans will be traveling between now and the end of the holiday season, with the majority of them hitting the road. A seven percent increase over last year, Texas highways are expected to see a ton of traffic. We want you and your family to arrive at your destination safely, so if you plan on driving this Christmas, ...
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  • 13 Oct. 2015

    New Drunk Driving Law Takes Effect in Texas

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Last month, a new law aimed at decreasing the number of drunk driving offenses and protecting Texas drivers went into effect just before Labor Day Weekend. Signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the law now requires all drunk driving offenders to install Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs) on their vehicles as a condition for regaining their driving privileges after a DWI arrest. The law has received ...
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  • 16 Jun. 2015

    Trinity Industries Ordered to Pay $663 Million by Federal Judge Over Highway Guardrails

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Last week, a federal judge in Texas ordered Trinity Industries to pay $663.4 million in a whistleblower case involving defective guardrails manufactured by the Dallas-based company. The lawsuit - filed under the False Claims Act in 2012 - also resulted in a substantial whistleblower award. Here are some details about the case: The case involves defective guardrails - known as ET-Plus guardrails - ...
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  • 1 Jun. 2015

    Takata Officials Announce Replacement of Volatile Chemical Linked to Airbag Explosions

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Last month, Japanese auto part maker Takata announced that it would be expanding its recall of U.S. cars and trucks fitted with defective airbags. The expansion brought the recall to 34 million U.S. vehicles, making it the largest auto recall in American history. 53 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide. As part of the recall, Takata admitted that its airbags contained a dangerous defect ...
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  • 14 Apr. 2015

    Texas Reminds Drivers of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and motorists across the country are being urged to remember the dangers of distractions behind the wheel. In Texas, safety advocates and officials from the Texas Department of Transportation teamed up earlier this month to launch the annual statewide “Talk, Text, Crash” campaign. Like national efforts to increase awareness about ...
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  • 7 Apr. 2015

    AAA Study Shows Distracted Teens Behind the Wheel

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is garnering national attention for a shocking set of videos that show distracted teen drivers in action. The study - which was released just in time for April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month - was designed to determine how common and dangerous distractions are among teen drivers. Here are a few points about the study: ...
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  • 17 Mar. 2015

    Federal Highway Administration Defends Evaluation of ET-Plus Guardrail Risks

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Over the past several days, officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - the agency tasked with investigating claims regarding the potential dangers of ET-Plus guardrails - have been zealously defending their investigation and analysis methods. The FHWA has been on the defense since being criticized for recently giving the controversial ET-Plus guardrail system a passing grade, ...
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  • 10 Feb. 2015

    Study Finds Auto Safety Advancements Save Lives

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    A recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is reporting that better vehicle designs, more safety features, and other technological innovations have helped significantly save lives on American roadways. According to the study - which analyzed crash reports involving 2011 model cars during the 2012 calendar year - auto safety improvements have brought death rates down. ...
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  • 2 Feb. 2015

    Honda Links Death of Houston Man to Defective Takata Airbags

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Last Friday - January 30, 2015 - Honda announced that an airbag manufactured by the Japanese auto parts company Takata Corporation ruptured in a fatal collision that killed a man in the Houston area in January. The death is the sixth fatality linked to defective airbags in Honda vehicles, in addition to at least 52 confirmed injuries. According to a statement released by Honda, the Houston man ...
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  • 14 Jan. 2015

    NTSB Releases "Most Wanted" List

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    Each year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) publishes a list of its most wanted transportation safety improvements. The list is designed to highlight serious issues Americans face as motorists and passengers - by land, sea, or air - and to suggest changes that will help reduce transportation accidents and save lives. The Most Wanted List is compiled using common issues noted by NTSB ...
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  • 12 Nov. 2014

    Record-Setting Number of Auto Recalls: How to Make Sure You're Safe

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs

    The news and headlines are frequently filled with reports of various cars and trucks being recalled. While this isn't all that unusual – automobiles are recalled quite regularly for one reason or another – you may have noticed that these types of stories are popping up more often than they usually do. This is because 2014 has seen a record-setting number of auto recalls from a ...
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