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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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Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign Announced by Texas Department of Transportation

This week TXDOT announced a new campaign with local law enforcement departments across the State of Texas to target and arrest drunk drivers.  The campaign hopes to prevent motor vehicle crashes, vehicular manslaughter, as well as motor vehicle crash and accident related fatalities and deaths. The anti-drunk driving campaign will focus on the end...
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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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NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg says the dangers of underage driving put it on the agency’s “most-wanted list.”

ANDREWS COUNTY, Texas — From the logging roads of the Pacific Northwest to the farm country of the Great Plains and beyond, it's not uncommon for people in rural parts of the U.S. to learn to drive when they're young, sometimes even before they reach their teens. But the news that a 13-year-old was behind the...
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