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Truck accident injuries on the rise even as fatalities decrease

If you've ever had a near-miss with a commercial truck -- perhaps a frighteningly close lane change or what you were certain would be a rear-end collision -- you may have considered how deadly these extra-large vehicles can be. Some recent statistics suggest that drivers should be increasingly aware of the potential for an accident.

What effect does your state of mind have on driving?

We've all heard that texting and driving don't mix. It's one of the most common forms of distracted driving today, as well as one of the most dangerous. But even the most responsible drivers can become distracted -- without a phone, sandwich or noisy passenger in the car. If you've ever made a driving mistake because you were consumed by strong emotions or simply daydreaming, you may be able to relate.

Texas Is Lenient On Texting-and-Driving

In the United States, more than 340,000 motor vehicle accidents each year result from texting-and-driving. That's almost 1,000 accidents every day. According to The Huffington Post, using a phone while driving increases the risk of a crash by a factor of four. As cell phone use has increased, so has the number of fatalities and serious injuries caused in motor vehicle accidents. In 2014 in Texas, more than 17,000 people were severely injured and more than 3,500 were killed in crashes. Both these figures represent increases over previous years.

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