North Texans Need to Prepare For Longer Commutes Over The Next Five Years
May 16. 2011 11:08 by
If the daily commute on Interstate 635 wasn’t bad enough, North Texas commuters can expect construction delays for the next five years. HOV lanes from Central Expressway to Interstate 35 were already shutdown this weekend between Luna Road and Midway Road heading east and Midway Road and Joe Radcliff Pedestrian Walkway heading west. Additional HOV lanes will be shutdown throughout the summer for construction. The $2 billion construction project will consist of reconstructing frontage roads, rebuilding bridges, and the addition of new lanes. All too often these traffic delays result in numerous accidents due to driver inattention. Possibly the worse news for many commuters- the construction will at least partially be funded through the addition of toll lanes to I-35 and I-635. So, if our commute takes you across I-635, you may want to start planning for commuting delays followed by increased commuting expenses.
Police Officers Increase Efforts To Stop Drunk Driving
December 31. 2010 15:10 by
In an effort to combat drunk driving, Dallas Police Officers and the Texas Highway Patrol will have additional patrols on the road this New Year's Eve, especially in high risk areas. Officers will also be participating in a "no refusal" initiative, requiring suspected drunk drivers to submit to blood samples if the driver refuses to take traditional sobriety tests. San Antonio intends to take this enforcement a step further by implementing "no refusal" intiatives every weekend on a year round basis. These efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road are not without controversy. DUI defense attorneys believe "no refusal" initiatives can actually complicate efforts to prosecute drunk drivers because taking someone's blood involuntarily can result in motions to surpess based on improper search warrants, thereby keeping evidence gained from the blood tests out of the courtroom. To read more, click here