A truck accident in Katy, Texas has caused the closure of all northbound lanes near West Fernhurst Street. The accident involved an 18-wheel FedEx truck, and hazardous materials were spilled on the road. The estimated time for road cleaning is 4 hours. The cause of the accident and any injuries are still unclear, but images show the truck completely on fire.
To avoid car accidents, it is important to follow traffic laws and drive responsibly. The Texas Department of Transportation states that the majority of accidents are caused by excessive speed, failure to yield, driving under the influence of alcohol, running red lights and stop signs, and driving too close to other cars. To prevent a crash, it is recommended to slow down and drive according to the conditions, yield to other drivers, keep a safe distance between cars, look both ways before entering an intersection, stop at red lights and stop signs, and never drive under the influence of alcohol. Always wear a seat belt.
For drivers coming from Mexico or other states, it is important to be aware of traffic laws in Texas to avoid fines and other setbacks. Seat belts must be worn at all times, and minor children must be secured in a special seat appropriate for their weight and size. The use of cell phones to talk or text while driving is prohibited, and speed limits must be respected. It is also important to keep a safe distance on the road, especially in rainy conditions, and always use turn signals when changing lanes or turning.
When driving in Texas, it is important to be aware of emergency vehicle laws. If an emergency vehicle is on the road, drivers should change lanes or slow down 20 miles per hour from the established limit. Failure to give space to workers or emergency teams may result in fines of up to $200, and if a collision causes injuries to a worker, the fine may be up to $2,000. Drivers visiting Texas must have proof of insurance, car registration, and a driver’s license on hand.
Ultimately, it is the driver’s responsibility to arrive safely at their destination by driving responsibly and following traffic laws. By being aware of and following these laws, drivers can help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road.
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