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Can the Internet of Things Lead to Less Nashville Accidents?

What can be done to reduce the rate of car accidents in Nashville? Many tout driverless cars as an upcoming revolution in traffic safety. After all, the overwhelming majority of car accidents are caused by driver error, and eliminating the human element in driving could drastically reduce the number of people who are injured or killed in car accidents. But fully autonomous vehicles are years away, so what can be done in the meantime to make Nashville roads safer? Some say that the Internet of Things and machine learning may be the key. The Internet of Things is a term used to describe the increasing connectivity between technologies that we use on a day to day basis. And some companies, such as Geotab, believe that the Internet of Things can play a proactive role in helping drivers adopt safe habits. It starts with data collection, something that many vehicles are…
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Comparative Fault: Who Is Liable in Multi-Car Accidents?

How do Tennessee courts determine liability in accidents that involve multiple vehicles? In single car crashes, fault usually lies with the driver or with the car manufacturer (if the accident was caused by defective parts). In two car accidents, typically one of the drivers will be at fault. But some accidents are much bigger than that. Can all of the drivers involved in an accident be blamed for it? In Tennessee, personal injury cases use a comparative negligence system. This means that the courts will look at each party’s actions and assign a certain percentage of fault for negligence. Once that percentage is assigned, each party receives damages based on the percentage. Let’s use a simple example. Tom is driving southbound on 65 and is speeding. He rear-ends Tonya, who loses control of her vehicle and swerves into oncoming traffic. Tonya is then struck by Marcel, who is texting while…
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Are Tennessee Drivers Reckless?

Earlier this month, a car traveling on Antioch Pike blew through a red light and crashed into a semi-truck, which then crashed into three other cars and injured four people while trying to avoid the reckless driving accident. The driver that caused the crash was believed to have been involved in a separate hit-and-run accident just minutes before. Unfortunately, residents in Tennessee are familiar with the devastating effects of car accidents caused by reckless driving. There have been more than 3.5 million car accidents in Tennessee since 2004, which claimed the lives of at least 12,072 people and even more injuries. While other states have managed to reduce the number of car crashes over the years, the number of accidents in Tennessee seems to be increasing. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security (TDSHS), 673 people were killed in fatal car crashes in 2014. In 2015, at…
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