Herrman & Herrman MAY 2018

You’re driving and your phone buzzes or beeps. For many people, their first instinct is to look down, taking their eyes (and mind) off the road. DON’TDO IT! Text and Drive

for repeat offenders. The law also states that should an accident be the result of texting and driving, and should it result in serious injury or death of someone else, the offender will be charged with a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by a fine that cannot exceed $4,000 and jail time that cannot exceed 12 months, in addition to any other charges or punishments).

The law banning texting and driving is necessary. It has the potential to save lives and prevent injuries. It encourages drivers to concentrate on the road and

About 60 percent of drivers on the road today text while driving. In 2014, over 3,000 people in the U.S. died because of distracted drivers, with 431,000 recorded injuries. In 2016, there were 109,658 crashes in Texas alone that involved texting and driving. The problem is so bad that many states have implemented laws to punish drivers caught in the act. Last year, Texas passed a bill to curb this issue. Governor Greg Abbott announced the law on June 6, 2017, stating that texting and driving is illegal, making Texas the 47th state to ban the dangerous practice.

the task at hand. Interestingly, in some cities, it is still legal for drivers to use a phone for GPS navigation, music, and dialing numbers;

however, texting is the action that’s specifically punishable.

The best thing you can do as a driver is silence your phone and keep it out of sight while you drive. Pull over or wait until you arrive at your destination before checking your phone or sending that important text.

The law states that using your phone while driving will result in a fine of $25–99 for first-time offenders and a fine of $100–200

Grilled Skirt Steak With Asparagus

Asparagus and steak is a classic pairing. Skirt steak packs a ton of flavor without the high price point of other cuts, and this is the best time of year to buy asparagus. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get grilling!


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1 1/2 pounds skirt steak 2 tablespoons canola oil


2 teaspoons crushed red pepper Salt and pepper to taste Grated pecorino Romano cheese

1 pound asparagus

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1. Heat grill to high. Season room- temperature steak with salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon oil. Any oil with a high smoke point, such as canola, will work. 2. Trim bottom inch of asparagus. Season with salt, pepper, and remainder of oil. 3. Cut steak into four portions and grill for 3–5 minutes per

side, depending on desired doneness. Skirt steak is thin and will cook quickly. 4. Let steak rest for 10 minutes. While it’s resting, grill asparagus for 6 minutes, turning once. 5. Sprinkle cheese and crushed red pepper on asparagus. Serve alongside steak.

(Inspired by Food Network)




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