Car Accidents Archives

Can a car accident paralyze you?

As you drive the Tennessee roads and highways this spring relishing the greening of winter's end, be sure to keep your mind on your drivings so as to avoid becoming an accident victim. You undoubtedly realize that car accidents happen all too frequently in our state and that you could suffer catastrophic injuries should you become involved in one of them. But do you realize that a back injury could put you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life?

Is your teenager prone to more driving risks because of age?

Allowing your teenager to have the freedom to drive him or herself to designated destinations around your Tennessee community can be a bit overwhelming at times. While you acknowledge that you cannot control every single decision they make, you are concerned about allowing such young drivers to have a complete reign of a vehicle. Understanding the risk factors that they face, and significantly more than other drivers because of their age, may allow you to make wiser decisions as a parent in the way you discipline and educate your young teenage drivers. 

Hands-free devices and cognitive distraction

Although many studies have proved that using a cellphone while driving causes major accidents, injuries and death, people continue to engage in this deadly practice. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 481,000 drivers use their cellphones during daylight hours. In 2016, 3,450 people were killed in distracted driving accidents. Many states have banned the use of hand-held cellphones as a way to decrease the number of tragic accidents that occur each year. However, studies show that hands-free cellphones may not be a safe option for drivers.

Don’t let deal hunting lead to unsafe driving

During Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other big holiday shopping days, many people here in Tennessee will be hunting for the best deals. These days, it is common for big holiday deals to be very time-sensitive. So, when it comes to days like Black Friday, a person may be tempted to be constantly glued to his or her phone to find the best prices for his or her holiday shopping.

Distracted driving: Teach teens about the risks

While there isn't a national ban on texting and driving, there could be deadly consequences if you choose text behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that, in 2015, 3,477 people were killed and around 391,000 people were hurt in crashes resulting from distracted drivers.

The risks pedestrians face in traffic

During the summer months, while warm weather persists, you might choose to enjoy the numerous benefits of doing most of your traveling outside the confines of a motor vehicle. Walking not only provides you with an excellent means of exercise, but it is also cost-efficient, and in some cases, it could even be less stressful. 

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