Holidays are typically dangerous times for anyone to drive. New Year's Eve, in particular, sees a lot of people out celebrating. Unfortunately, far too many people get behind the wheel after they've had too much to drink, leading to car accidents. It's a particularly deadly time for teen drivers.
A recent accident on U.S. 41A South highlights two important issues: the importance of wearing a seatbelt, and the need for drivers to be careful of "blind spots."
It's that time of year again. It's time for holidays, yes, but with that comes the "Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, and authorities are again warning drivers to drive safely. The campaign has become a tradition in an attempt to reduce serious car accidents.
Sometimes, the aftermath of a crash can be as dangerous as the crash itself.
It's not very often you're at work and a truck comes barreling through the building and hits you. That's what happened to a man in Columbia late last week, and he is lucky to be alive.
A somewhat bizarre car accident left a corrections officer for the Marshall County Jail injured over the weekend. While he was in his patrol car, he apparently was injured in a car accident involving a sedan driven by his ex-wife.
There has been a lot of concern in recent years about drivers who text while behind the wheel. There's strong evidence that the practice has caused thousands of deadly car accidents, and laws have been put in place to ban texting and make punishments more severe. But are they working?
Two state troopers died in separate motorcycle accidents in 2011. They are added to the list of 37 other officers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol who have been killed in the line of duty, mostly in car crashes. Since 1929, one other officer was also killed in an off-duty accident.
Ice and fog are real concerns when it comes to driving. When the temperature in the Nashville area drops, as it did yesterday morning, it's important that drivers take note and slow down. Otherwise, the results can be tragic.