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July 2017 Archives

How can you prevent pedestrian accidents?

Every time you go on a walk near a roadway you are at risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident. With 5,376 people killed in pedestrian accidents in 2015, it is vital that you are careful anytime you are near the roads.Around 129,000 pedestrians had to be treated in emergency departments across the United States in 2015 for accidents that happened as a result of a vehicle colliding with them. Many of these individuals were crossing the road in accordance with the law.

What are the commercial DUI regulations?

Commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than a noncommercial driver. For example, did you know that commercial drivers cannot drink within four hours of driving a commercial vehicle? Additionally, they may not have a BAC of .04 or higher while they're behind the wheel. They must submit to alcohol tests randomly after a crash and if there is reasonable suspicion that they may have be intoxicated.

Police chase ends violently in Murfreesboro

It's not everyday that you hear about a long-lasting police chase that ends in a collision, but that's what happened recently in Tennessee. While the police tried to stop the chase earlier by ceasing to follow the suspects, that didn't prevent a multi-vehicle accident from occurring.

With both hands on the wheel, can a driver still be distracted?

If you use a hands-free device in your vehicle, you may assume that you are making a choice to be safe by not picking up your phone while driving. Other Tennessee drivers make the same assumption, believing that a hands-free device is much better than texting or talking on the phone while driving. In reality, these devices can also be a dangerous source of distracted driving.

Tennessee to crack down on DUIs during Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a great holiday where people celebrate the freedom and birth of a nation. Unfortunately, some people's celebrations get out of hand. That means it's likely that reckless, drunk drivers may be on the roads, and reckless boaters might be on the water.

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