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Passenger Sues Lyft After Fatal DUI Accident

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In June, a Lyft passenger was injured in a fatal DUI crash between the car they were riding in and another vehicle near Humboldt Park in Chicago. The passenger is now suing Lyft and both the drivers. The accident, which took place in early June, occurred when the driver of a Toyota Avalon crossed over the center line at about …

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Uber Driver Fatally Shoots Passenger

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On June 1, a Denver Uber driver fatally shot a passenger after an alleged argument, bringing into question just how safe these rideshare services are. According to police, the driver and passenger apparently got involved in an argument before the driver opened fire on I-25 around 3 a.m. The vehicle then veered off the road and crashed into a wall …

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Self-Driving Uber Crash Costs Pedestrian Their Life

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Arizona authorities released shocking footage from a dash cam video of an accident where a self-driving Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian in Tempe in March. The footage shows the self-driving SUV slamming into a woman who was crossing the street with her bike with a distracted “driver” behind the wheel. In the video, you can see the emergency backup driver …

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Texas Motorcycle Laws – How to Ride Safely

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Earlier this month a Texas motorcyclist was seriously injured after crashing into another vehicle during a police chase in North Dallas. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a state trooper attempted to pull over the motorcyclist for a traffic violation on the Dallas North Tollway. Instead of following orders and pulling over, the motorcyclist sped away, ending in …

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8 Motorcycle Riding Safety Tips

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Riding a motorcycle is thrilling and intimidating all at once. While there is something exhilarating about getting on a bike and riding on the wide open road, it still comes with inherent dangers. Whether you are a new motorcyclist or have been riding for years, it is important to brush up on riding safety tips from time to time. Furthermore, …

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Motorcycle Laws in Louisiana – How to Ride Safely

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Summer is here, which means there are more motorcycle riders on the roads than any other time of year. One of the most appealing things about riding a motorcycle is the fact there is nothing between you and the open road. While this is thrilling and exhilarating, it also comes with inherent dangers. Making the decision to ride a motorcycle …

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Motorcycle Lane Splitting in Texas – Is it Allowed?

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Lane splitting occurs when a motorcycle crosses the painted dash lines in the road with the intention of passing between slow moving cars or trucks. But is it legal? Most states have lane splitting laws in place that aim to curb this behavior. However, California – and now maybe Texas – have laws in place that allow motorcycles to split …

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Motorcycle Laws in Texas

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Do you own a motorcycle and live in Texas? If you answered yes, it’s imperative you understand the state’s complex motorcycle laws. Making the decision to own and operate a motorcycle is a big one and one that comes with a great deal of responsibility. It’s always a good idea to brush up on your state’s motorcycle laws and licensing …

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Texas Ranks Among States With Most Hit-and-Run Accidents

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Dallas Hit-and-Run Accidents on the Rise According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian, cyclist, and hit-and-run fatalities are on the rise throughout the United States. While New York and Los Angeles are home to the highest number of incidents, Dallas isn’t far behind. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that Dallas saw 5,388 hit-and-run accidents in …

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Texas Already Plagued By Boating Accidents

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Although we are just getting into spring and summer is right around the corner, Texas has already witnessed several serious boating accidents. Three individuals were arrested at the beginning of May for a boating accident on Lake Conroe, about 2.5 hours south of Dallas, that resulted in no injuries. However, the investigation uncovered that the boat’s driver was intoxicated and …