November 2018 Archives

IIHS studies the safety benefits of automatic braking systems

Car buyers in Texas who are concerned about safety should consider getting a vehicle equipped with an automatic braking system, according to researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The nonprofit road safety advocacy group recently analyzed police accident reports to determine how effective this technology is in real-world situations, and they discovered that it reduces rear-end impacts by up to 68 percent.

The facts about start-ups and trade secret protection

Companies in Texas often go to great lengths to protect their proprietary information. Many businesses, especially ones just getting started, often have important information they don't want to be made public. This knowledge can include everything from creative or manufacturing methodologies to unique in-house technology. While legal options are available to both start-ups and existing businesses looking to protect important trade secrets, there are some important facts about this type of intellectual property (IP) about which newly launched businesses should be aware.

Publicity, laws and penalties address distracted driving dangers

Smartphones tempt drivers in Texas to take their attention away from the road all of the time. Known as distracted driving, the behavior has caused an increase in traffic accidents and prompted a growing number of states to pursue legislation to address the dangerous problem. Researchers who have studied the results of laws that ban holding phones while driving have concluded that a mix of public awareness campaigns and strong laws and penalties can reduce negative behaviors like texting or using social media behind the wheel.

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