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Doesn’t Matter How Far: Just Belt Up!

A two-second task is one of the least expensive and most effective ways for Texas employers to reduce costs associated with crashes. By promoting seat belt use, you save lives…

No Seat Belt? A Tragedy Waiting to Happen

When it comes to seat belts, who are the risk-takers? Our Driving Concern Sr. Program Manager Lisa Robinson looks at the research. She says those who refuse to buckle up…

Why I Ticket: Sgt. David McDonald

“Having to tell someone their loved one is deceased, that’s one of the hardest things you ever have to do.” (Courtesy of Texas Department of Transportation)

Why I Ticket: Deputy Jon Culin

Officer recounts the sad story of a driver who died in the lap of his fiancée. (Courtesy of Texas Department of Transportation)

Behavior Pattern Analysis Thrusts Attention on Rear-Seat Belt Use

If there is one downside to cheaper gas prices and economic recovery, this mustRearbelt Deaths be it: The Governors Highway Safety Association reports traffic fatalities have jumped 8.1% during the first half of 2015 as compared to the same period last year.

While the benefits of an improved economy and cheaper gas prices have put more cars back on the road, GHSA points to three driver behaviors that contribute to a majority of fatal incidents, impaired driving, failure to buckle up and excessive speed.

Make it a Practice to Buckle Up, Partner

When it comes to wearing seat belts, Texans exceed the national average.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 94% of the state’s drivers and front seat passengers wear seat belts. That compares with an 86% rate nationwide.

When it comes to motor vehicle occupant deaths, Texans also exceed the national average.