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What Does Road Construction in Nashville Mean for Motorists?

Car Accident Attorney Reminds Drivers to Watch for Work Zones City engineers hope to shorten commute times and improve safety with a major traffic signal retiming on State Route 96 this summer. Familiarly known as Murfreesboro Road where it passes through Franklin, the route has gotten busier in recent years, especially after new building expansions and general surface improvements. But the stoplights keeping drivers safe as they navigate the mile-long route’s 14 intersections have not been upgraded to handle the increase in traffic since 2011. The City of Franklin has earmarked around $60,000 in order to get a more accurate count of vehicles on SR96, which will in turn allow them to recalibrate its traffic signals and more efficiently accommodate current levels of traffic. Obviously none of this will reduce the number of cars on the road, though the city certainly hopes to make the route faster and smoother. One…
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Could the Diverging Diamond Highway Design Reduce Car Accidents in Nashville?

Not all innovations involve new technology, but instead just a small but important tweak to an existing design. As local officials continue to look for ways to reduce the number of Nashville car accidents, one method they may find to be effective is the diverging diamond interchange (DDI), which involves making a small but important change to existing intersections. How Does the Diverging Diamond Highway Design Work? Diverging diamond interchanges work by crisscrossing the exit and entrance ramps underneath a roadway. The DDI enables drivers to avoid having to make left-hand turns through opposing traffic and makes it very difficult for drivers to mistakenly enter the highway heading in the wrong direction. A University of Missouri environmental and civil engineer told Wired that left-hand turns through opposing traffic are inefficient and dangerous. This is due to the fact that these types of left-hand turns force opposing traffic to waste green…
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Do Defective Automobiles Get Recalled?

A Nashville Injury Attorney Explains In a vehicle accident, drivers and passengers rely on the vehicle’s design and manufacture to minimize the potential for harm. There have been far too many instances where individuals suffered injury and death from dangerous vehicle defects. In the very worst cases, design and manufacture flaws in a vehicle make crash scenarios much more dangerous to vehicle occupants. Accordingly, there are certain situations where the federal government steps in and orders a vehicle manufacturer to repair the fatal flaw at no cost to the vehicle owner. Dangerous Defects Cause Serious Injuries The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently won a long-fought battle to get the manufacturers of Jeep to recall defective vehicles. After multiple wrongful deaths were found to have resulted from fires involving certain Jeep vehicles, NHTSA began an investigation. It found that the fuel tank’s placement in the vehicle made it much easier…
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Could Better Driving Habits Be Key to Making Nashville Traffic Safer and Less Congested?

Could the way we drive really be the reason that Nashville traffic is as bad as it is? That’s right. Our traffic problems may not simply be because each year, more and more people move here, leading to the number of vehicles on the road growing. Or even because many of our roads were not designed to handle the increased traffic volume they are now seeing. Nope, it’s us and our poor driving habits that are to blame. At least, that’s what a local engineer believes. What Are Nashville Drivers’ Bad Habits? Featured in an article on Nashville Public Radio’s website, a 31-year-old electrical engineer has taken it upon himself to raise awareness about how we’re all contributing to Nashville’s traffic problems. According to the engineer, some of the problems that Nashville drivers’ bad driving habits are causing include: Cutting into traffic abruptly, such as when merging. This can cause…
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