Category: Auto Accident

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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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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