Tag: distracted driving

Beginning in late March 2016, an app called ParkX will allow drivers in downtown Austin, Texas to pay for parking meters electronically. This will remove the need to use cash or credit cards, as drivers will be able to pay using their smartphones instead. The benefits of this new program are apparent, as it will make downtown parking easi

The city council of San Marcos, Texas officially passed a hands-free ordinance in November 2015 with an effective date of February 1, 2016. With their slogan “No Hands, No Hassle” the city hopes to inform San Marcos residents and visitors of the new law and to make the transition to hands-free devices while driving as smooth as possib

After Austin experienced 102 traffic deaths in 2015, setting a new record, the city was included in the Vision Zero Focus Cities program, joining Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. Getting its start in Sweden in October of 1997, Vision Zero is a national traffic safety program that tries to reduce or completely eliminate traffic fat

Traffic accidents in Austin are at an all-time high. So far this year, traffic accidents have caused 81 deaths - making 2015 one of the deadliest years on record. What’s even more troubling is that one-third of those fatalities involved pedestrians, which is double the national average. In order to prevent accidents involving pedestrian

We ordinarily think of distracted driving as cell phone use or texting at the wheel, but we're all guilty of distracted driving in one form or another. We might be using a GPS, eating something or changing the radio station. Those are all forms of distracted driving. Austin has its own laws addressing this dangerous behavior. Regardles

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