As a Nashville car accident lawyer, we often do some of our research on the internet. Today we were getting ready to do just that; and it happened. We got distracted. It happens to all of us — you know what we mean. You set out to do one thing and then “BAM!” […]
Just so you won’t think we’re the only ones repeatedly making a point about distracted driving, yesterday’s edition of the New York Times featured a sizable article on the topic. […]
Tennessee’s texting while driving ban went into effect on July 1, 2009. Yet, how many friends do we know who continue to do it? How many of them have been pulled over by Metro and fined $50.00 for it? […]
So your kid is at that age. And it's time for the big talk. You're probably nervous. Is this Dad's domain, or should Mom handle it? One thing's for sure, nobody went over this stuff back in parenting class! Well, don't fret! The Tennessee Department of Transportation and Gov. Phil Bredesen have declared this our third annual Teen Driver Safety Week and now there's plenty of help available. Teaching your teenager to drive will no longer feel like an episode of "Toonces the Driving Cat" from Saturday Night Live. Let's start with the scary statistics first. Both you and your teen must recognize how seriously to take the task of driving a car. Nationally, the fatality rate for drivers 16 to 19 years old is four times the number for drivers 25 to 69 years old. Here are five reasons why
Last week's blog included information from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) press release that reported car accidents in the United States cost $99 billion in 2005. After digging into the actual causes of car accidents, there seems to be a discrepancy between what the public believes (or is convinced) causes car accidents and what the statistics actually show. Additionally, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) believes "issues du jour" are distracting citizens and lawmakers alike from addressing the significant issues behind car accidents. Two of the predominant car accident prevention issues, in Tennessee as elsewhere, have been the recall of defective Toyota vehicles and cell phone use while driving. IIHS president Adrian Lund says, "The hypervisibility of these issues diverts attention from initiatives that have far greater potential to save lives."