Tennessee Troopers Focusing on Fatal Accident Reduction

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Last week in this blog, we discussed new statistics showing that Memphis, Tennessee is one of the most dangerous areas in the country for young drivers. Memphis has one of the highest fatal car accident rates for drivers between the age of 15 and 24. This phenomenon, while saddening, has not gone without notice. State law enforcement and traffic safety authorities are working hard on strategies aimed at reducing fatal car accident rates throughout Tennessee. Last month, Department of Safety and Homeland Security commissioner Bill Gibbons delivered an address to state troopers in Knoxville on the importance of taking proactive…

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Drive Safe During the Holidays

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

As reported by the Jackson Sun, 10 people died as a result of fatal car accidents in both 2008 and 2009 over the Thanksgiving weekends in Tennessee. 13 people died in 2007 during Thanksgiving. In response, the CARE Across Tennessee campaign, launched by state troopers, was conducted with the slogan “Let your little light shine,” in which drivers turned on their headlights to show their support for safe driving, which ostensibly includes a commitment not to drink and drive, which inevitably leads to drunk driver accidents every Thanksgiving. The side effect of drivers’ support was more visible vehicles. But Jackson…

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