Category: Auto Accident

The Most Dangerous Times, Days and Months to Drive in Tennessee

While there is always a risk of being involved in a car accident in Tennessee, there are certain times, days and months that carry much higher risks. When people know when the most dangerous times to drive are during the year, they can take added precautions to reduce the likelihood that they will be involved… Read more »

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When You Encounter a Dangerous Driver

When motorists are driving dangerously because they are drunk, distracted or aggressive, these dangerous drivers should be reported to authorities right away. People who witness reckless drivers should maintain a safe distance from motorists who are driving dangerously. They should have a passenger call 9-1-1, or pull over to call the police themselves as soon… Read more »

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Is Fun Driving the Key to Safety?

In reaction to distracted and inattentive driving, Mazda has patented a new driver assistance technology that would engage drivers to make the driving experience more fun. The idea behind the technology is that drivers may become bored while they drive, leading them to glance away from the road on their mobile devices or other electronics…. Read more »

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The Inequality of Driving Deaths

Economically disadvantaged people are much likelier to be killed in motor vehicle accidents than their more advantaged counterparts due to unsafe roads, inadequate safety features in older cars and hindered access to trauma care. This inequality between disadvantaged and wealthier people has grown over time. The largest decreases in deaths have happened among people who… Read more »

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When the Other Driver Won’t Disclose Information

When a motor vehicle collision occurs in Tennessee, all drivers are required to exchange important information, but some drivers refuse to provide the required information despite the law. The refusal to exchange essential information can be considered a hit-and-run. Victims of car accidents in which the drivers will not exchange their information may be able… Read more »

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IIHS Pushes for Passenger Equality

Because car manufacturers tend to design their vehicles to pass the existing safety tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently instituted new tests that rate cars for passenger safety. In the past, manufacturers had focused on driver safety since that was what the tests looked for. The IIHS asserts that it is important to… Read more »

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Why the US Leads High-Income Countries in the Number of Road Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 90 people die each day in the United States due to motor vehicle crashes. That number is almost double the number of roadway deaths of any other high-income country. Between 2000 and 2013, the U.S. reduced highway deaths by approximately 31 percent. Many analysts agree… Read more »

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The Push for On-Road Testing of Autonomous Cars

Safety advocates are calling for more safety testing of autonomous vehicles before they are released to the market in Tennessee and elsewhere. Recently, the advocates’ efforts were rewarded in the Senate. A senatorial committee included some of the recommendations of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety in a pending bill that would govern the… Read more »

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New Device Designed to Shock Drivers When They Doze Off

New technology is under development to reduce accidents caused by drowsy driving in Tennessee and elsewhere, which claim the lives of 6,000 people in the U.S. each year. The device is worn on the wrists of drivers, and it uses biometric data to sense when they are beginning to get drowsy. If they show these… Read more »

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