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  • "Mixing up different people presenting"
    - T. Nevil, Canyon Lake, TX
    March 24, 2017 (Student # 3,482,042)
  • "Easy exams and i giggled here and there"
    - L. Rogers, Arlington, TX
    March 24, 2017 (Student # 3,482,043)
  • "It was fun to watch and easy to follow along with"
    - J. Rizzotti, Lubbock, TX
    March 24, 2017 (Student # 3,482,044)
  • "What i liked about this course is that it was quick, easy, and funny."
    - J. Graham, El Paso, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,045)
  • "Being able to stop and begin again at anytime."
    - C. Briley, Conroe, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,046)
  • "It was easy and effective"
    - D. Alexander, Burnet, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,047)
  • "Ease of taking the course"
    - L. Kelly, Austin, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,048)
  • "Actors in the videos were entertaining"
    - J. Abernethy, Dallas, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,049)
  • "Videos were in short segments"
    - S. Bender, Brenham, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,050)
  • "Completed at home on my schedule."
    - J. Hanna, Palestine, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,051)
  • "How it was not so serious, it was never boring"
    - T. Husfeld, Comfort, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,052)
  • "The italian guy wasnt bad"
    - T. Coffey, Palmer, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,053)
  • "That it changed how information was presented so it didn't get boring."
    - K. Hood, North Richland Hills, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,054)
  • "The funny videos were very entertaining and made the course fun."
    - A. Torres, San Antonio, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,055)
  • "It was fun and not boring"
    - F. Velez, Flower Mound, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,056)
  • "I liked the flexibility of the course."
    - M. Runneberg, College Station, TX
    March 23, 2017 (Student # 3,482,057)
  • "I was never bored, i actually laughed."
    - A. Torres, Hillsboro, TX
    March 22, 2017 (Student # 3,482,058)
  • "The fact that it was funny and easy to relate to"
    - A. Ratzer, Garland, TX
    March 22, 2017 (Student # 3,482,059)
  • "It wasn't boring. it was entertaining."
    - A. Vara, Garden City, TX
    March 22, 2017 (Student # 3,482,060)

Texas Car Accident Statistics

In 2015 alone, 246,335 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes in the state of Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation found that there were 13,616 crashes that led to serious injury and 17,011 total people who suffered serious injuries. They also did the math to determine that, for the year 2015:

  • 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 29 minutes
  • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes and 8 seconds
  • 1 crash occurred every 61 seconds

While you may think of a fatal car crash as a rare occurrence that isn’t likely to happen to you, car crashes happen about once per minute every single day. On top of that, someone is injured in a car crash about every two minutes. You never know when that person could be you.

So, what typically causes these car accidents?

The 5 Leading Causes of Car Accidents

The Texas Department of Transportation also conducted a study on the leading causes of car accidents in 2015. They gathered information on both rural and urban crashes, and found these to be the five leading causes of car crashes statewide (and the number of crashes they caused):

  1. Speeding – 136,383 accidents
  2. Not paying attention – 94,876 accidents
  3. Swerving in and out of lanes – 36,238 accidents
  4. Merging when unsafe – 34,157 crashes
  5. Failing to yield when turning left – 30,741 accidents

That second one is scary to think about. Nearly 100,000 crashes — in Texas alone — were caused simply because a driver was distracted.

Being in a car accident isn’t something that people enjoy. They can be injured, they can damage (or even total) their car, their insurance rates can go up, and they can potentially injure or kill another person. What can do you to try and avoid these situations?

Top Tips for Preventing a Car Accident

Many drivers associate car accidents with DUIs or intentionally unsafe driving habits, but the data above shows that distracted driving is regularly cited as the cause of car accidents in Texas. To protect yourself, your car, and the people around you, these four tips can make all the difference:

  • When driving on the highway, stay in the right lane unless you are passing a car in front of you. A recent study found that cars in the left lane can cause accidents simply because they force other drivers to quickly slow down (which causes more accidents than the driver speeding through an empty left lane).
  • It may sound like old news at this point, but one of the most important steps you can take is to stay off your phone while driving. We all know that this includes texting, but it also includes browsing social media, taking pictures, checking apps, and even having conversations on the phone.
  • One of the best things you can do is simply be aware of the driving behavior around you. If someone else is being a distracted driver, you can avoid a collision by paying attention to how they’re driving and acting accordingly. Be aware of cars who swerve in and out of lanes, drive extra carefully in inclement weather, and be prepared for sudden stops to avoid a crash.
  • Enroll in our Texas defensive driving course, which you can take online or in a classroom. This is a popular method for individuals looking to remove tickets from their record, but it can also help you learn tips for safer driving in a fun, comedic setting. Taking this class can even reduce your insurance rates. Who doesn’t want that?

By following these tips, you can protect yourself (and your car) even when other drivers are being careless.

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