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  • Do Drivers Need Stronger Cell Phone Laws in Texas?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-May-2016

    While smartphones were once reserved for the financially elite, the Pew Research Center reported that they are now owned by more than 64 percent of American adults. Many people in Texas and across the country depend on these high-functioning cell phones to keep them connected. In addition to making calls, smartphones allow people to text, search the internet, compose and check email, play games, ...
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  • 70% of People Favor Higher Premiums for Distracted Drivers

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-May-2016

    Survey Reveals that Most Would Penalize Distracted Drivers We've all heard the horrors that using cell phones and other mobile devices while driving can cause for other motorists. However, many drivers in Texas and across the nation will not put down their mobile devices. As a result, one might think that most drivers would be in favor of liberal cell phone use behind the wheel; however, in ...
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  • April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm || 31-Mar-2016

    April has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which gives us all a great opportunity to become more aware of unsafe activities behind the wheel and how to prevent car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the use of cell phones, GPS systems, and other electronic devices while driving is a serious safety concern that injures and kills ...
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  • Do Commercial Trucks and Buses Have Separate Texting Rules?

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 9-Jul-2015

    Texas has no single law barring the use of cellphones in vehicles, although many communities prohibit texting while driving. Austin was the first city in our state to pass a no texting ordinance in 2009 and dozens of cities have followed suit. Interstate truck and bus drivers are bound by cellphone and texting rules created by federal agencies and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...
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  • Sleep Is the Topic of the Week in Austin and Nationwide

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Mar-2013

    Have you ever been driving down I-35 and don't exactly remember the last few miles? Have you ever experienced that feeling when you close your eyes for a second but you wonder how long you were out? Have you ever been asked a question and taken a couple seconds to respond with a simple answer? You were probably sleepy at the time. This week is National Sleep Awareness Week, running from March ...
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  • Will a Ban on Texting While Driving in Texas Save Lives?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 31-Jan-2013

    Many people think they are experts at multi-tasking while driving. Too often a driver thinks nothing of texting while driving - after all, they may have done it a thousand times before without incident. The problem is it only takes one time for a serious car accident to change your or someone else's life in an instant. Just ask the mother of a young girl who lost control of her pickup truck ...
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