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August 2018 Archives

Distracted driving a major threat to highway safety

Distracted driving can be a major threat to others on Texas roadways, including other drivers, pedestrians, passengers and cyclists. Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in traffic accidents caused by distracted driving. In 2015 alone, 3,477 people lost their lives and 391,000 more were injured across the country due to people driving while distracted. In Canada, Allstate estimates that 80 percent of collisions involve some form of distraction. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver's attention from the road ahead.

Estate planning is a must for parents

The estate planning process is important for Texas parents as it can provide a way to ensure that their children are cared for. There are a number of issues that parents can address in an estate plan. For example, one can name a preferred guardian for their children in case they pass away. In order for this to go into effect, however, a court will need to approve this long-term plan.

Serious risks of oil refineries

The economy in Galveston is largely split between being dependent upon the refineries and the tourists. Even though most people think of this area for the beaches, the men and women who depend on the oil industry for employment don't always see it as a relaxing destination.

Police lineup reform in Texas

The methods used by police departments in Texas during eyewitness lineups were changed when the state's Code of Criminal Procedure was amended in 2015. Texas is one of 25 states to change the way lineups are conducted in the wake of research revealing that eyewitness misidentifications were often primary pieces of evidence when criminal suspects are wrongfully convicted. In one such study, the Innocence Project discovered that eyewitness misidentifications were a key factor in 71 percent of 350 wrongful convictions overturned by post-conviction DNA evidence.

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