Texas and U.S. Accident Deaths Decrease

“Only” 33,963 people died driving on U.S. roads in 2009, the government reported yesterday. This is down from the 37,261 killed driving in 2008 — all the people who live in Benbrook and Azle combined!

And here in Texas, “only” 2,984 people were killed in collisions.

Whoopee!

In my opinion, one person dying on our roads or getting injured is one too many.

Even the U.S. Transportation Department admits that the numbers are too high, but tries to take credit because (1) more people are wearing seat belts, (2) vehicles are safer, and (3) police are enforcing drunk driving laws more vigorously.

It doesn’t mention that peoople drove less last year due to the recession,

I call on our government to crack down on lousy drivers who are too busy holding on to cell phones and beer bottles as they drive their trucks and cars at fast speeds.

Using a cellphone cuts a driver’s reaction time to that when he is legally drunk (.08% blood alcohol content) — which would get him arrested.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a wreck caused by the negligent driving of another driver, please contact my office at 817-885-8000 for a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.

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