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Category: Distracted Driving

Separating Facts from Myths during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted in Distracted Driving on April 19, 2018

Distracted driving is a major safety epidemic on the nation’s roadways, and in response to the increasing dangers, the National Safety Council named April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Despite increased enforcement by police officers and state troopers, more and more people are being injured and even killed in distracted driving-related crashes every year in… read more

5 Overlooked Causes of Distracted Driving

Posted in Distracted Driving on March 27, 2018

The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration says that nearly 3,500 people lost their lives in distracted driving-related accidents in the U.S. in 2015 alone. The organization defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts attention from driving.” In addition, nearly 400,000 people were injured in distracted driving crashes that year. To make matters worse, an… read more

Facts about Nashville Distracted Driving Accidents

Posted in Distracted Driving on November 12, 2017

Distracted driving is an epidemic and a growing problem both nationwide and in Tennessee. With the ubiquity of smartphones and electronic devices, it’s easier than ever for drivers to focus on something other than the task at hand when they’re behind the wheel. To combat the dangers of distracted driving, law enforcement officers throughout the… read more

TDOT Concerned about People Stopping in Roads Due to Solar Eclipse

Posted in Distracted Driving,Tennessee Accident Law on July 28, 2017

A spokesperson with the Tennessee Department of Transportation says that anywhere from 300,000 people to more than one million people could come to Middle Tennessee to view the solar eclipse next month, and the agency is concerned about large numbers of drivers stopping in the middle of the road when the event occurs. Per a… read more

Bill Restricting Cell Phone Usage in School Zones Passes in State Senate

Posted in Car Accident,Distracted Driving on May 8, 2017

A bill proposing a ban on cell phone usage in school zones throughout the state recently passed in the Senate and is expected to pass in the House, but its co-sponsors already want a tougher bill that would be more widespread in its enforcement. WKRN.com reports that the amended bill currently under consideration would ban… read more

Distracted Driving to Blame for Increase in Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

Posted in Car Accident,Distracted Driving on April 3, 2017

A report prepared for the Governors Highway Safety Association revealed that fatal pedestrian accidents increased by 11 percent nationwide in 2016, and distracted driving played the biggest role in the increase. Per a report by the Associated Press and WKRN.com, nearly 6,000 people were killed in the U.S. while walking on or near roadways, making… read more

Proposed Bill Would Allow Officers to Check Phones for Texting and Driving

Posted in Car Accident,Distracted Driving on February 1, 2017

Proposed Bill Would Allow Officers to Check Phones for Texting and Driving Distracted driving is an epidemic on roadways throughout the country, and a bill proposed by Tennessee State Senator Lee Harris, D-Memphis, would allow law enforcement officers to check drivers’ phones to determine if they sent text messages while behind the wheel. Per a… read more

Child Injured in Potential Distracted Driving Accident in South Nashville

Posted in Car Accident,Distracted Driving,Tennessee Accident Law on November 8, 2016

Child Injured in Potential Distracted Driving Accident in South Nashville An accident that may have been caused due to distracted driving resulted in a 4-year-old child suffering injuries. WKRN.com reports that the accident occurred in South Nashville on Ezell Road at Melmack Drive at around midnight on Monday. Metro Nashville Police say that the vehicle… read more

Bridgestone Americas Provides Safe Driving Lessons for Teens and Young Drivers

Posted in Distracted Driving,Tennessee Accident Law on August 28, 2016

Bridgestone Americas Provides Safe Driving Lessons for Teens and Young Drivers Teens and young drivers between the ages of 15 and 21 with a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit were able to participate in Bridgestone Americas Teen Drive Smart event at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville this weekend. According to… read more

TN House Votes in Favor of Bill to Increase Fines for Texting while Driving

Posted in Car Accident,Distracted Driving,Tennessee Accident Law on March 29, 2016

TN House Votes in Favor of Bill to Increase Fines for Texting while Driving Members of the Tennessee House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that would increase the penalties levied on drivers who are caught texting while they’re behind the wheel. According to a report by WSMV.com, the bill, which is sponsored… read more