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Distracted drivers put everyone at risk for serious injury

The world sometimes seems busier than ever, and smart phones give us the power to access important information at virtually any time. While these advancements allow society to grow, flourish and become even more productive than ever before, they also put us at risk.

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.

Don't roll your eyes at rollover crash safety

During your lifetime, you may have witnessed at least one serious car accident or been involved in one yourself. This type of situation can prove frightening, and you certainly want to do your best to remain safe while on the road. In particular, you and other Tennessee residents may fear that a rollover accident could occur that leads to your suffering serious injuries.

Defending against drunk driving charges for a second time

No matter what your criminal history includes, a drunk driving charge is serious. Whether it is your first offense or you have multiple DUIs on your record, you may benefit from confronting these charges with a strong defense. When you are facing drunk driving charges for a second time in Tennessee, the stakes are higher and your need for a strong defense is more crucial than ever.

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.

If the driver in front of you doesn't see you, you're at risk

Summer months bring many tourists and visitors to Tennessee. Full-time residents also take to the road in droves on their way to vacations. College and high-school students home on break often get summer jobs as well, which also leads to heavy traffic in certain areas. Many of these travelers choose motorcycles as their preferred vehicles. There's an existing helmet law throughout the state, so all motorcycle operators are required to wear approved crash helmets while riding.

What does diabetes have to do with drunk driving charges?

Countless Tennessee residents currently face many serious health challenges. From chronic fatigue to cancer or other long-term adverse conditions, it's likely that you or someone you know has or is battling some type of ailment. Many health problems gain the upper hand because they remain undiagnosed for so long. Have you ever felt "not right" but were unable to put your finger on the exact cause of your malaise, pain or overall weakened condition? Perhaps you had to make several trips to various doctors before one provided a correct diagnosis.

Facing charges of DUI with child endangerment?

Tennessee has some of the strictest drunk driving penalties in the country, and those charged with this type of crime face penalties that include jail time and steep fines. A charge of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is serious, but it can be even more serious if there was a child under the age of 18 in your vehicle at the time.

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