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December 2017 Archives

Common causes of spinal cord injuries

No Houston resident wants to ever experience a spinal cord injury or see one of their loved ones fall victim to one. The result of such an injury, which is usually paralysis to some degree, almost always requires a person to undergo extensive long-term care and rehabilitation.

A different kind of distracted driving: rubbernecking

We all know that distracted driving is a dangerous phenomenon that causes a significant number of accidents on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, hundreds of thousands of people are injured every year in accidents involving distracted driving.

Could this new in-vehicle app increase distracted driving?

Distracted driving has become an increasingly problematic offense in recent years, as increased cell phone use while driving has caused a surge in driving accidents. In fact, a recent report by the U.S. Department of Transportation shows a general decline in incidents of drunk driving, compared to a 650% increase in distracted driving accidents over a seven-year period.

Texting while driving: Is it worse than driving high?

Several states now permit recreational marijuana use, and several more allow medical marijuana. That has led to the question of driving under the influence. Many users claim that marijuana does not impair driving. While there is no safe level of intoxication before getting behind the wheel, a new study shows that the public still perceives driving while high as less dangerous than other behaviors behind the wheel.  

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