Surprising Facts About Texas Drivers

By Felix Gonzalez Law Firm, Special for  USDR

If you struggle with the rules of the road, you certainly are not alone. In fact, many studies show that more than 50% of people fail their driving test on the very first try. To make matters worse, drivers in Texas rank third in the nation for drunk driving, ninth for speeding, and ninth for fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, according to  CarInsuranceComparison.com.

“I’ve represented many victims whose lives were changed forever at the hands of a careless driver. Poor decisions behind the wheel can lead to lifelong consequences for both parties. Our state certainly has a lot to improve on,” stated San Antonio auto accident attorney, Felix  Gonzalez.

Recently, the “Lone Star State” made national headlines when the driver of a pickup truck collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people. The driver, Jack Dillon Young, later apologized and acknowledged he had been texting while driving, witnesses stated. Authorities confirm that marijuana and pills were also found in Young’s truck. The young man is not only facing criminal charges but also a wrongful death  lawsuit.

“This was a horrific accident that didn’t have to happen. My heart goes out to the victims and their families,” stated Gonzalez. “Texas is one of the few remaining states that still has no statewide ban on texting while driving. In an effort to curb distracted driving before more innocent lives are lost, it may be time to enact  one.”

To educate drivers on the proper rules of the road as well as the dangers of careless driving, Gonzalez’s law firm recently created a road safety quiz. Some of the questions on the quiz include: What’s the minimum safe following distance in the city on dry roads? What position should both hands be placed when driving? What percent of a crosswalk should a pedestrian clear before a driver turns near it? Other quiz questions touch on drunk driving, following too closely, speeding, and tire  blowouts.

“I hope that the quiz not only makes people better drivers but also safer drivers,” stated Gonzalez. “When a person knows better, they often do better. That’s why we created this quiz in the first  place.”

Think you can get every question on the quiz correct? To find out, click here to take the test now. Good  luck!

About Felix Gonzalez Law Firm, P.C.: Felix Gonzalez has practiced law for twenty-one years all in the area of personal injury law. Felix first began practicing personal injury law out of law school in 1995 with a well-known and reputable personal injury law firm in San Antonio focusing on catastrophic personal injury litigation. In 1998, Felix joined another well-known and reputable personal injury law firm in San Antonio where he later became partner in 2000. In July 2010 Felix formed the Felix Gonzalez Law Firm, P.C., with a continued focus on catastrophic personal injury litigation. Felix has tried numerous cases to verdict throughout his career. To learn more, click  here.

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