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What Cars Did GM Recently Recall?
Get Legal Advice About Defective Car Parts by Calling Our Accident Attorney in Nashville General Motors (GM), one of the world’s leading auto manufacturers, recalled 1.6 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches. These parts are already linked to at least 13 wrongful deaths. While the costs of the recall hurt GM, these expenses are far less important than those involved in serious and fatal car crashes. However, evidence has appeared that indicates GM could have prevented this problem, but disregarded information about how hazardous this defect could be. Why Did GM Issue Recalls? The ignition switches in several GM models could be defective, which is why the company recalled the cars. The ignition switches, where the driver inserts and turns the key to start the car, may accidentally switch from the “Run” position to the “Off” or “Accessory” position. This can turn off the vehicle’s electrical systems, creating serious…
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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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Study Links Distracted Driving to Over Half of All Teen Car Accidents
Texting and Talking Leads to Rise in Nashville Car Accidents We’ve all been there. You’re driving, paying attention to the road, and all of a sudden a car nearby you cuts you off or does something that almost causes you to have a wreck. When you catch a glimpse of the person responsible, they are blissfully unaware of what just happened because, that’s right, they’re on their phone. Unfortunately, this has become an all too common problem. The proliferation of cell phones, texting, and apps, has caused distracted driving accidents to skyrocket in Nashville and the entire country over the years. Unfortunately, one of the groups most at risk for car accidents is also the most notorious for being distracted by phones. A recent study by AAA has found distracted driving accounts for over half of all car accidents involving teen drivers. AAA conducted the study by analyzing around 1,700…
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Has the Tennessee Graduated Licensing Program Made Our Teens Safer?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that teenagers are involved in the greatest amount of fatal car wrecks out of any age group. In July 2001, the state government of Tennessee enacted a graduated driver’s license (GDL) program in an attempt to reduce the rate of car accidents in the Volunteer State. What is the Graduated Driver License Program? To help teenage drivers become accustomed to the responsibilities of driving, those under the age of 18 are required to drive for 50 hours with the supervision of a guardian or driving instructor in addition to holding a learner’s permit for at least six months. Upon the satisfaction of these requirements, teenagers are eligible for an intermediate restricted driving license. This initial intermediate license limits the driver to operating a vehicle with a maximum of one passenger and can only drive between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m….
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