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U.S. traffic deaths up significantly in 1st quarter, data shows

We've posted recently about the rise in Tennessee traffic deaths this year. It turns out that we are not alone: The overall death rate from traffic crashes in the U.S. rose 13.5 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same time last year.

Many oppose drive-through liquor stores

Drive-through fast food restaurants are a fixture in this country. Drive-through coffee shops are also becoming more common. But how about buying a 30-pack of beer without leaving your car? Tennessee is one state that allows drive-through convenience and liquor stores, and some people believe they only enable people to drive drunk.

Collision leads vehicles to crash into the woods on I-40

It was anything but a typical commute this morning for drivers on Interstate 40 in Knoxville. A collision between a car and a pickup truck caused both vehicles to crash and veer off the road into the woods. Multiple people were taken to local hospitals with a variety of injuries.

Safety Department, Knoxville officers aim to reduce road deaths

In our post earlier this week, we told you how the number of Tennessee traffic deaths is on the rise. Compared to this time last year, there have been at least 30 more deaths in 2012. With a lot of people purchasing new bikes, the number of motorcycle accidents has risen significantly in the state, too.

Tennessee traffic deaths at over 500 and counting

The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently started posting fatality counts on message boards that sit over interstates. As motorists drive under them, it may make them think about how to avoid serious crashes, such as by slowing down and paying more attention. At least, that's what transportation officials are hoping.

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