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Fatigued Drivers Present Dangers Not Only to Other Cars on the Road but Also Passengers in the Same Vehicle

This week, a passenger of a vehicle was killed when the driver of the vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and overcorrected causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. The single vehicle crash occurred in Martin County, Texas in between Andrews and Big Spring Texas. Fatigued drivers represent a dangerous risk to all vehicles...
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Multiple Lane Closures in Pecos, Texas Due to Year Long Traffic Signal Project

This week, the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) announced an infrastructure improvement and traffic signal project in Pecos, Texas in Reeves County. The year-long construction project will require multiple lane closures near Interstate 20, Texas State Highway 17, and Country Club Drive. While the overall project and the improvements to an area desperately in...
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New Permian Strategic Partnership Report Highlights Increases in Infrastructure Funding Would Result in Fewer Motor Vehicle Fatalities in the Permian and Delaware Basin

This week the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) released a report detailing the massive economic impact the oil and gas industry has and will continue to have on the national economy and also the regional economies of the Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. The report goes on the focus on the...
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Multi-Car Crash Causes Closing of Highway 285 South of Orla, Texas

According to TXDOT, on the early morning of August 18th, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers had to close down Highway 285, also known as the “Death Highway,” about 10 miles south of Orla, Texas due to a four car crash and motor vehicle accident. Highway 285 that spans north and...
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Multiple Fatal Crashes in West Texas this August

Last weekend in West Texas, there were at least three trucking and car accident crashes that resulted in the deaths of six people. On August 12, 2022 – A crash occurred on I-20 east of Midland near SCR 1150 in which a tractor trailer (or 18 wheeler) lost control and drove across the median...
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Texas Department of Transportation reports highest road fatalities in 40 years

Claire Kowalick - Wichita Falls Times Record News (Source – Lubbock Avalanche Journal) Despite a rigorous campaign by the Texas Department of Transportation to “End the Streak,” the state experienced the highest number of traffic fatalities in 40 years last year. In 2021, there were 4,480 people killed on Texas roads – the highest...
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