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October 2017 Archives

Factors that contribute to truck accident fatalities

When most people in the Knoxville area think about truck accidents, they think of the kind that involves other motor vehicles. Many commercial vehicle collisions involve pedestrians. People who are walking down or across the streets become unsuspecting victims of negligent commercial vehicle operators. According to American Trucker, large commercial vehicles cause more than 140,000 injuries on the roads each year. 

Truck accident myths to help you avoid collisions

During the last decade or so, there has been an increase in effort and regulations to help curb the number of truck accidents that happen in Knoxville and across the country. Although they do not happen as often as car accidents, they occur often enough for motorists to become more educated about truckers, their responsibilities and common truck accident myths that put them at risk of injury. 

Common motorcycle riding myths debunked

Many motorists in Tennessee have false impressions about motorcycle riders that can lead them to make mistakes that endanger themselves and other drivers. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motor vehicle collisions involving motorcycles were the cause of 4,976 fatalities in 2015. 

More people dying on U.S. roads

Too many Tennessee residents may rightly be exhausted by the seemingly endless slew of reports detailing motor vehicle accidents in which people are killed. It only takes a split second for one person's thoughtless and negligent choice to lead to deadly results. Sadly, this trend does not show many signs of abating quite yet.

Government rules address trucker fatigue

Any time that you find yourself next to a semi truck on the road in Tennessee, you are instantly reminded of just how much bigger than any other vehicle these big rigs really are. Regardless of whether you drive a coupe or a full-sized pickup truck, you know that if you were to be involved in a crash involving a semi truck, you would be at great risk of injury or even death simply because of the size and weight differential of your vehicles.

Texting and driving: truckers are also at fault

The majority of America is likely aware of the major distraction cell phones can create for drivers. Yet many do not consider that issue when applied to truck drivers -- those who frequent Tennessee's roads more than any other type of traveller. Even though they may be the most familiar with these roads, are truckers also guilty of texting and driving?

Drugged driving and drunk driving: two major issues in tennessee

Drunk driving has certainly been a major concern in America for decades. However, depending on the area, statistics show that this issue has become more complex than once thought. News reports circulating around the Knoxville area of Tennessee indicate that there is an additional cause of substance-related motor vehicle accidents: that of prescription medications. 

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