Tennessee Highway Patrol report that the chief of the Lewisburg Police Department was injured in a two-car collision during the early morning hours of April 18. Officials do not suspect that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Being out on the road in Nashville can be treacherous if one of the fellow motorists is behaving irresponsibly. A negligent driver can be just as, if not more, dangerous than a driver who is reckless or under the influence. The dangers of being in an auto accident are well-known with the possibility of severe injury and death resulting. Those who are hurt in an accident need to realize what they're facing and that they might need legal assistance in the aftermath.
In Tennessee and throughout the country, there are many ways in which attention can be diverted from the road. Even if it's for a split second, that small time frame can mean the difference between avoiding a car accident or being injured or killed in one. While some might believe that those who are behaving as a distracted driver or texting and driving are asking for their fate, it's not just the person who is ignoring the road that is affected by these incidents. Innocent people on the road can be hurt and the information regarding distracted driving is so important that everyone needs to understand how dangerous it can be.
A car accident can change the course of a person's life in a matter of moments. Take, for example, the recent accident highlighted on this blog. In that case, a man was killed and another seriously injured when in a wrong-way accident. In that case, a drunk driver was responsible for the wreck and is facing criminal charges.
When drivers get behind the wheel of a car, they have their lives and the lives of others in their hands. While many people may not think about how dangerous driving a car can be, a car wreck can put things into perspective.
A variety of cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles can be found on any given Tennessee roadway. These vehicles are filled with people trying to get from one place to another in a timely manner. In order for that to happen safely, everyone must follow the basic rules of the road. If these rules are not followed, people are at an increased risk of car accidents. In some cases, people may question what the basic rules for driving in Tennessee really are.
Driving a car often takes skill and attention by drivers. Without with the right attention to detail a car accident is likely to occur. Negligent drivers are often the cause of car accidents because they failed to follow the rules, drive while distracted or drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, these are not the only factors that contribute to car accidents in Tennessee. Residents may wonder what other factors contribute to car wrecks within the state.
In a recent blog post, this blog explained the types of motorcycle licenses available in Tennessee. That blog post explained that these licenses help to keep motorcyclists safe by ensuring that they are limited to the type of motorcycles they are capable of riding. While these safety measures go a long way in helping motorcyclists, they cannot protect riders from other dangers on the roads.
Riding a motorcycle can be a fun and exciting way for Tennessee residents to get around. Not only are they fun, they are also fuel efficient, which helps keep peoples' fuel costs under control. However, motorcycles come with a certain amount of inherent risk. Since these vehicles are smaller and do not include an exterior frame, riders are much more likely to be injured. These injuries are often the result of the negligence of other drivers, but can also be caused by rider inexperience.
Driving a car can be really dangerous. Therefore, car manufacturers and governments take precautions to help make drivers and passengers safer. Car companies do this by installing safety features like airbags and seat belts. State and local governments do this by setting speed limits and passing other safety regulations that all drivers should follow.