Yearly Archives: 2015

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

Although e-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, a new study from the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests otherwise. The research links e-cigarette use with an increased risk of developing a serious and incurable respiratory disease called bronchiolitis obliterans. This incurable disease is commonly known as… Read More

Motorcycle Safety in Wichita Falls

News Channel Six recently reported on injury-causing and fatal motorcycle crashes in Wichita Falls over the past 12 months. At least three motorcycle fatalities have occurred in the city this year, and all three deaths have something in common. The riders were not wearing helmets at the time of their crashes. In Texas, riders under… Read More

Two Injured in WF House Fire

Recently, two people were critically injured in a house fire in Wichita Falls. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened on the 100 block of north Glencoe Street just before 5:00 a.m. The elderly couple was taken to the burn unit at Parkland Hospital in Dallas for treatment. As of Thursday, December 3,… Read More

Winter Weather Driving Safety

With winter weather on the way, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a variety of safe driving tips for motorists. In Texoma, we can expect anything from freezing rain and ice storms to near blizzard conditions this season. We recently reported on how to prepare your vehicle for winter, but are you ready… Read More

Buckle Up to Save Your Giblets

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their annual seat belt safety campaign for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Thanksgiving isn’t just one of the most traveled weekends of the year, it’s also one of the deadliest weekends of the year. The “Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets” safety campaign is aimed at… Read More

Auto Insurance Coverage: Need to Know

Do you know what your auto insurance policy covers in the event of a car accident? If you’re like many Americans, you might know your premium costs and deductibles, but beyond that, you could be in for a surprise after a collision. It’s important to understand that not all insurance policies are created equal. The… Read More

National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently hosted “Asleep at the Wheel: A Nation of Drowsy Drivers.” This two-day forum during National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (November 1-8, 2015) was aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving and developing a dialogue about reducing injury causing and fatal crashes due to drowsy… Read More

OK Bans Texting While Driving

Starting November 1, 2015, drivers who are caught texting behind the wheel in Oklahoma will be facing a $100 fine. The Oklahoman reported on the implementation of the new texting-while-driving ban. House Bill 1965 was signed into law earlier this year, and officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) have been getting the word out… Read More

OK Driver Asleep at the Wheel

Earlier this week, a driver near Duncan, Oklahoma fell asleep behind the wheel and caused a collision that injured at least six people. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened on Terry Road, just before 9:00 a.m. Initial reports indicate that 71-year-old William Fuller fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed head-on into… Read More

Biggest Threat to Teen Safety

Automobile Collisions are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 15 and 20 years old in the U.S., but less than a quarter of parents are aware of the dangers. A survey conducted by the National Safety Council found that 76 percent of parents are completely unaware of the biggest threat… Read More