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Will the New DUI Law for Teens Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents in Nashville?

Controversial Tennessee Bill May Cost $60 Million in Highway Funding The Tennessee state legislature passed a controversial bill in August 2016. Previously, there had been a zero tolerance BAC limit of .02 for young adults aged 18-20, but the legislature raised the BAC to .08. Additionally, the law increased the penalties for underage drunk driving to be the same as for adults. There are two main problems with the bill, however. First, it is unclear whether greater penalties for underage drunk driving will actually reduce the number of crashes and fatal car accidents. The second problem is that the new bill violates federal zero tolerance laws, which may result in $60 million of federal highway funding being withheld from our state. Does Increasing the BAC for Underage Drivers Reduce Drunk Driving Accidents in Nashville? It seems counterintuitive, but the legislature has actually increased the legal BAC limit for drivers 18-20…
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Why are Teens at Higher Risk of Dying in Car Crashes?

Our Injury Attorney Asks: Can the Trend Be Reversed in Nashville? An 18-year-old died in a car and truck accident in late October. The teen’s car had broken down and stalled on 1-40 near downtown Nashville, and a tractor-trailer crashed into it. As truck accident statistics show, the chances of surviving such a crash are very small. Sadly, teenagers face an elevated risk of dying in car accidents compared to older drivers. We wondered why this is, and if there’s anything we can do to stop it. Car Accident Statistics for Teenage Drivers By examining the trends involved in car accident deaths and injuries, we can learn more about reducing the risk of traumatic crashes. These numbers, provided by the Centers for Disease Control, show how dangerous car crashes are for young people: Car accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers 292,000 teens required treatment after suffering…
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When Are Trucking Companies Responsible for Accidents?

A Tennessee Truck Accident Attorney Examines the Facts According to the latest truck accident statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), every year results in over 400,000 crashes across the United States involving a commercial truck. The causes of truck accidents may vary, but the results are always the same: heartache, pain, suffering and even the loss of a loved one or friend. In some cases, truck driver error is responsible for a trucking accident. However, the driver is rarely the only party that contributed to a tractor-trailer accident—trucking companies are often as responsible, if not more so, than an individual driver. When Are Truck Companies At Fault? Currently, the number of trucks on the road is increasing, and truck companies always need more drivers to keep up with demand. As a result, there is a lack of high-quality, properly trained commercial drivers on the road. Depending on…
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Are Driverless Cars Actually Safe?

Google has been testing driverless cars on the road for the past six years, and technology experts have been watching closely for clues as to when driverless cars could begin hitting the market and revolutionizing transportation. However, a new revelation about driverless car testing has people wondering if these so-called safer machines will actually be safer. According to the Associated Press, previously unreported accidents have come to light. It turns out that as many as 11 driverless cars were involved in auto accidents during testing on normal roads and that Google did not go public with the information until the company was recently forced to admit to the problem. According to Google, the driverless cars were, in fact, involved in collisions, but they were all the fault of other drivers, not the cars themselves. While this may be true, many are wondering if driverless cars are less able to avoid…
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