It’s been no secret that the rise of electric scooters in recent years throughout popular cities has been controversial. Multiple injuries and deaths have occurred due to riders being reckless on the streets or drivers not paying attention to them speeding by the road. A few months ago, the mayor of Nashville even threatened to ban these scooters if the city didn’t take more safety measures against them.
Operating a motorcycle requires a level of skill and confidence that may not be required by the average motorist. Due to the fact that riders are more vulnerable to serious or life-threatening injuries in the event that they are involved in motorcycle accidents, the vast majority are diligent and pay close attention to their surroundings as they ride. Unfortunately, many tragic crashes are caused by the negligence of other motorists like the one that recently occurred in Crossville, Tennessee.
Trucking industry advocates support the efforts to ease restrictions that limit the numbers of hours that truckers are permitted to drive. Current laws dictate the number of consecutive hours that a truck driver can drive. Though truckers may benefit economically, travelers in Tennessee and elsewhere may be more at risk from truck accidents caused by fatigued drivers.
Now that July is here, Tennessee’s new hands-free phone bill is in effect. Drivers will now receive fines if the police catch them holding the phone in any capacity that doesn’t involve an emergency situation.
Now that school is out for the summer, your teenage child may be out walking around the community more often than he or she did during the school year. Teenagers are generally able to make safe decisions when walking. Unlike some younger children, teens can often tell when it is safe to cross the street, can navigate on their own and can confidently read traffic signs and signals. However, they may be susceptible to other unsafe practices.