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Safety

As our state’s economy thrives and our population booms, Texas families and communities face new threats to their physical and financial safety. On the road, on the job, and in the home, Texans are looking for meaningful protections and strong accountability measures. So, priority one for lawmakers should be to adopt common sense steps to put the safety of Texas families and small business owners first.

Fight for a Safe Texas

The freedom to raise a family, build a business, and thrive in the Texas economy is only possible if our citizens’ physical and financial safety is protected. Tell your legislator to put families and businesses first by adopting common sense policies that protect our roads, homes, and businesses.

Latest from Safety

  • Innovation, not immunity

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Today, Texas Watch submitted written testimony against SB 2205, which immunizes manufacturers and developers of autonomous vehicles in certain cases. We believe that the Texas Legislature should fight for innovation, not immunity. Read the full testimony below:

  • Press Release: New Report Details Texas' Tragic Experience with Medical Malpractice Laws

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Ware Wendell, Executive Director of Texas Watch, a non-partisan citizen advocacy organization that has sought to protect patients and preserve access to justice since 1998, released the following statement regarding the organization’s latest report on Texas' harsh medical malpractice laws:

  • School Bus Safety Bill Passes Out of Senate Committee

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Yesterday, SB 693, which would require school districts to ensure that new school buses are equipped with three-point seat belts, was passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Transportation. SB 693 by Sen. Garcia is common-sense safety legislation acting on what Texans already know to be true: seat belts save lives.