TDOT Fatality Ticker

In the earlier months of 2012, the Tennessee Department of Transportation began to use the electronic signs above the highways to display a continuous ticker of the number of traffic fatalities throughout the state.  The signs were intended to increase highway safety throughout the state.  The result of a grieving mother whose son was killed a few years prior in a traffic accident, the electronic reminders were the topic of several controversial

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What Type of Distracted Driver Are You?

The term "Distracted Driving" has just recently started to stick in the brains of drivers everywhere.  Before, people used "texting and driving" and "distracted driving" as interchangeable terms.  However, because distracted driving continues to cause problems on the road ways, more and more people are becoming aware of what distracted driving is and what it can consist of. All distractions that drivers engage in while driving can fit in three

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Hamburger or Hammered: Does It Really Matter?

Often times when people talk about the dangers of the road, it is likely that people will discuss driving under the influence; or for a lack of a better term, driving hammered.  But what if I told you that just as many people are injuries or died from eating while driving as those from being intoxicated while driving. According to a study of 1,000 drivers surveyed done by Exxon Mobil, 70% of those drivers admit to eating while driving.  The National

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