Police take higher approach to citing distracted drivers

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

The majority of drivers in the U.S. understand how dangerous it is to get distracted by driving. However, many people also choose to ignore these risks and decide that they can quickly send a text or read an email behind the wheel without anyone getting hurt. However, texting alone has reportedly been a factor in about 1.6 million car accidents in the country. It has long been an issue for police officers to cite drivers for texting and driving. Many drivers conceal their phones or claim that they were dialing their phone if a police officer approaches a driver about…

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TDOT Embarking on Plan to Improve Highway Safety

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

In Memphis, just like in any other metropolitan area, traffic congestion and poor highway infrastructure cause much more than just headaches. They also cause delays, put limits on interstate commerce and lead to wasted gas and costly automobile repairs. Even worse, unsafe and congested roads are direct contributors to many Memphis motor vehicle accidents. Overcrowded roads can lead to dangerous merging accidents and rear-end collisions. In addition, drivers who are overly stressed from waiting in traffic may be more likely to become distracted. Unsafe intersections and on-ramps also play a significant role in causing car accidents. The Tennessee Department of…

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