Harris County Enacts New, More Lenient Marijuana Policy

As of March 1, 2017, Houstonians caught with small amounts of marijuana will no longer be going to jail, due to Harris County’s revised marijuana policy. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced the policy in February, which State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) has called a “real practical approach.” Does this mean it’s now legal… Read more »

Study Finds Texas Has a Serious Distracted Driving Problem

Thanks to the rise of internet-connected smartphones and in-car infotainment systems, modern drivers are faced with more distractions on the road than ever before. While distracted driving has always posed a threat to driver safety, it’s become a far more pressing issue in recent years due to these eye-catching technological innovations. The evidence of this… Read more »

Federal Study: Drunk Driving Rates Reach a New Low

Since the 1980’s, the NHTSA and private nonprofits such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving have waged an ongoing public safety campaign to reduce drunk driving rates nationwide. It was an ambitious goal that has faced its fair share of challenges over the years, but new federal data suggests that national drunk driving rates have fallen… Read more »

Houston PD Arrests 75 for Felony DWI in Two Months

Despite nationwide drunk driving rates falling to historic lows in recent years, many police departments are still on high alert for inebriated drivers in their jurisdictions. Here in Houston, 75 people were arrested on felony DWI charges in the months of November and December, 2016. A number of the arrests took place over the Thanksgiving… Read more »

Federal Govt. Aims to Eliminate Traffic Deaths in 30 Years

This year, the National Safety Council found that traffic deaths in 2015 rose by the largest percentage point increase in the past 50 years. With more than 38,000 people killed on America’s roads last year, 2015 was the deadliest driving year since 2008. Safety experts have attributed the rise in traffic fatalities to a number… Read more »