Cellphones aren’t the only source of distraction for drivers

Although talking and texting on a cellphone while driving is considered one of the most hazardous driver distractions, there are other distractive behaviors that can result in devastating car accidents as well. Distracted driving auto accidents are responsible for killing an estimated nine people and injuring at least 1,153 people every day, according to the Centers for… Read more »

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Study: Motorcycle accidents and driver perception

Although motorcyclists have the same rights as all other types of vehicles on Tennessee roadways, many drivers seem oblivious to their existence. The reason for this phenomenon may lie in the results of a recent study conducted at Monash University. According to Science Daily, the study looked at how likely people are to perceive certain… Read more »

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Older drivers often confuse brake with gas pedals

Whether they are driving down the turn lane, running red lights or confusing the gas pedal for the brake, some elderly motorists in Tennessee can create a significant driving hazard to other motorists on the road. While the topic of elderly drivers may be somewhat controversial, some states enforce strict regulations regarding senior citizen’s driving… Read more »

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Victim of truck accident suing trucking company in Tennessee

Distraction is what allegedly caused a Tennessee truck driver to swerve his tractor trailer into oncoming traffic, hitting a bus filled with high school softball players. According to KFOR News, the tragic accident claimed the lives of four young girls and severely injured several other passengers on the bus. One of the injured girls is… Read more »

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Driver distraction study looks at vehicle systems controlled by voice

In an attempt to decrease the number of people injured and killed in auto accidents caused by distracted drivers, many states, including Tennessee, have enacted laws banning the use of handheld cellphones and texting while driving. These laws have prompted many drivers to put down their handheld cellular devices and rely solely on voice activated devices… Read more »

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New study shows effectiveness of texting ban on teen drivers

According to Distraction.gov, texting while driving among teenagers has reached epidemic levels. The site reports that 25 percent of teens admit that they respond to a text message at least once every time they get behind the wheel. One fifth of all teens also admit that they engage in extended, multi-message text conversations when they… Read more »

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