Yesterday Texas State Representative Celia Israel called for passage of the Safe Neighborhood Streets Bill (HB 1368). She was joined by Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Fort Worth Council Member Ann Zadeh, and Houston Public Works and Engineering Department Deputy Director Jeff Weatherford, as well as Representative Helen Giddings, who said that she would be the first co-sponsor of the bill.
The students of Champion Cheer All Stars cheerleading gym have collected over 4,000 signatures in one week on a petition asking the Texas legislature to ban people from driving while using an electronic device. They lost one of their own to a tragic crash believed to be caused by a distracted driver, as explained on their […]
Words matter. But when we talk about traffic deaths and injuries, too often we slip into language that obscures how preventable these tragedies are. Referring to them as “accidents” connotes a lack of human agency, as though no one was at fault and the crash could not have been avoided. Instead of examining how the […]
Tragedy struck El Paso again on September 22, when 27-year-old Susanna Lozano, driving her F-150 pickup truck, struck and killed 53-year-old Eduardo Dill as he attempted to cross a neighborhood street in his electric wheelchair. Police said that the “contributing factor” to the crash was Dill’s “failure to yield the right of way,” according to El […]
Last Year as I started this blog, I wrote about how two accidents that didn't need to happen. One was Jose Carlos Macy who died across from the HEB on W Commerce and Calaveras and another Chase White on Broadway right before Hildebrand. One...