Everyone has heard of the dangers posed by drunk driving and driving while texting. Yet, there is another type of driving that is just as dangerous but not discussed nearly as much: drowsy driving. According to federal statistics a ten year period spanning from 2000 to 2010 saw more than 11,000 deaths attributable to driving while drowsy. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found four percent of American adults fell asleep behind the wheel in the previous month. When a tired driver causes a car accident the results can be tragic.
Many Tennesseans have a passion for motorcycle riding. With nothing between him and the open road, a motorcyclist can feel free from the stresses of the world. Sadly, these joyrides can turn disastrous in the blink of an eye. A failure to yield on the part of an inattentive driver can cause a tragic motorcycle accident that can leave the accident victim with serious injuries. A recent crash serves as an example of how dangerous negligent drivers can be to motorcyclists.
The beginning of a new month started with a tractor-trailer and car accident on I-75 in Tennessee. According to officials, the accident happened Thursday morning on Southbound I-75 near the Ringgold Road Bridge.
While this winter has been relatively mild, a winter snow storm created havoc for drivers Sunday and Monday in the southern states, creating dozens of accidents because of the slippery roads.