LEGISLATURE OPPOSES SPEEDING CAMERAS
About a month ago, the state announced it was changing various Dallas-Fort Worth speed limits on different interstate stretches, effective as soon as new signs were posted. This mostly meant reducing speeds from 65 to 60 miles per hour on roads like Loop 820 and Interstates 30 and 35 in and around the Metroplex. At the same time, state legislators have been discussing a bill which would implement the use of cameras to take pictures of speeders and send them tickets in the mail to enforce local speed limits (much like red-light cameras do for those who run them). Luckily for speeders, Thursday's legislature opposed the idea presented by the Department of Public Safety and area counties who proposed it.
UPDATE ON MEXICAN TOUR BUS WRECK
The company who owned the Grupo Sendo bus which was demolished Monday after a drunk driver in an 18-wheel tractor trailer crashed into it in Mexico announced it will cover the funeral costs, medical bills and transportation expenses for the 11 victims of the wreck. Seven of the 11 killed were Americans. The Mexican company, based out of Brownsville, Texas has offered to help out—even though it wasn't at-fault, because the driver of the semi-truck was uninsured.
Uninsured drivers are a huge problem and cases like this prove why. The number of injured and wrongfully killed parties on that tour bus who could make personal injury claims is huge, and there's no insurance to cover their medical bills and pain and suffering, unless they use their own coverage (assuming they have it).
Please take this tragic situation as a lesson and look into getting yourself uninsured motorist coverage, so that if you're in an accident with someone who's uninsured, you'll have something to fall back on. I think the bus company is extremely generous for helping out.