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What happens if my Uber gets in a crash?

Let’s say that it’s a Friday night on campus, and you and your friends are ready to go out and unwind. You hop into the Uber that you sent for on your phone. But on the way to your destination, your driver rear-ends another car, causing your head to hit the seat in front of you and your neck to snap back and forth. You may have a serious injury and hefty medical bills. You are left wondering what your actions should be.

OOIDA petition seeks change to hours of service rule

Commercial truck drivers in Texas should be aware that the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has proposed a major change in break times for 14-hour work clocks. The association has submitted a petition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requesting that drivers are able to have up to three straight off-duty hours during the 14 hours they are working. It is asking that drivers be allowed to pause their daily work clock and that the 30-minute rest time requirement that is currently in place be eliminated.

Ways to reduce distracted driving

For Texas motorists, one major concern when getting behind the wheel can be the dangers created by distracted drivers. As the popularity and ownership of smartphones has spread, so has texting while driving and other distracting app usage. Many safety experts have warned that the rise in fatal accidents is tied to the popularity of dangerous distractions on the road. However, phones aren't the only cause of distracted driving; even built-in entertainment and navigation units can turn a driver's attention away from the road.

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