Category: Auto Accident

Handle icy roads safely in Tennessee with these 4 tips

After a severe storm in early November left Tennessee roadways covered with snow and ice, and had law enforcement officers responding to more than 140 traffic accidents, many Tennessee motorists are preparing for possible storms ahead, according to Commercial Appeal News. Icy roads can increase the risk of car accidents, serious injuries and death for those who… Read more »

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Hit-and-run accident in Memphis workzone sends man to hospital

Driving through a construction zone can be hazardous in itself, especially when motorists are driving erratically. A Memphis driver who caused a serious workzone accident that sent one man to the hospital has not been identified, as he or she left the scene of the accident. According to WMC Actions News, the driver had attempted to maneuver… Read more »

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Driver selfies take distraction to new level

Over 56 percent of American adults own smartphones with photo-taking abilities, according to a poll taken by Pew Research Internet Project. This gives millions of people the opportunity to take the perfect selfie and post it to their favorite social media website. However, a growing number of Tennessee motorists are taking selfies while they are… Read more »

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No. 1 cause of death for U.S. children – car accidents

Devastating motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of thousands of Americans every year. For young children, however, car accidents continue to be the number one cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tennessee children who are traveling in a vehicle, walking, getting off of the bus or waiting at the… Read more »

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3 factors that affect night-time driving safety

Driving at night can be daunting for drivers of all ages. Older and younger Tennessee drivers may experience a lack of confidence when traveling through the dark, as it may be harder to determine how far away a vehicle is and how fast it is going. Some drivers may have difficulty handling bright light reflections… Read more »

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Most recent data shows 14 percent increase of drunk driving fatalities in Tennessee

While U.S. drunk driving fatalities increased by 4.6 percent from 2011 to 2012, Tennessee saw a 14 percent increase in the number of people killed by drunk drivers during that time, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reported that 295 people were killed in Tennessee as the result of… Read more »

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Top 3 causes of traffic accidents in Tennessee

Many residents of Davidson County have either been involved in a traffic accident or know someone who has. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there were approximately 510,934 traffic accidents in Davidson Country from 2004 to 2014. During that 10-year period, there were more than 3.5 million traffic accidents statewide. Although… Read more »

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Car accidents 3rd leading cause of brain injuries in the U.S.

Over 2.36 million people were injured in car accidents in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While some car accident victims received only minor injuries, others suffered from traumatic brain injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that car accidents were responsible… Read more »

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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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