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October 2017 Archives

Driving too fast puts others at risk on the roads

Driving too fast for the conditions can quickly lead to a crash. Moving too fast for the conditions simply means that you're moving fast enough that it's not reasonable for the circumstances. For example, if you're traveling 70 mph in a 70 mph zone but it's snowing, you may be accused of driving too fast for the conditions. Wet roadways, construction zones, heavy traffic, intersections, curves and other factors may mean you have to adjust your speed.

Is prescription drug abuse a problem in Tennessee?

Alcohol use in Tennessee has decreased since 1992, and today, it's at a relatively low level compared to the past. Comparatively, drug use has become much more common, particularly among those who use prescription opioids. Tennessee has the third-highest prescription drug abuse problem in the entire nation.

Tennessee's DUI laws are tough on drunk drivers

Tennessee has drinking and driving laws that are similar to the laws in other states. Driving under the influence is illegal in the state. Although the state has a zero-tolerance law for minors, Tennessee does recognize that those under 21 may have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of up to .02 percent legally. However, those who have a BAC of .02 or higher while between the ages of 16 and 20 may lose their licenses for up to a year, be fined and may need to perform community service.

Why are motorcyclists in danger on the roads?

To stay safe on a motorcycle, you need to be as aware as possible. Unfortunately, you can't control every situation, and it may not be you who causes an accident. Motorists behind the wheels of four-wheeled vehicles need to be aware of the risks to motorcyclists if they don't see them or give them the space they need. Motorcyclists have the same right to be on the roads as other drivers.

Infotainment systems increase driver distraction

Before cellphones and other mobile devices became such an integral part of most lives, people thought nothing of reaching for the knob on the car radio or adjusting the heat or defroster while driving. Those actions may seem second-nature to you now, and you may not even realize you have done it. In fact, you may no longer need to reach for your car's console to satisfy your needs.

Tennessee to allow driverless vehicles on public roads

If there was a way to prevent car accidents and reduce the risk of you or your loved ones getting into a crash, you'd want to take it. That's why some people are surprised that Tennessee isn't doing more to support innovation for driverless vehicles. With driverless cars getting closer to becoming a reality, it's been pointed out that Tennessee needs to make way for the new technology by allowing all types of innovation related to these vehicles.

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