Left-turn lanes have a very specific purpose, which is to remove traffic from the main travel lanes while cars wait to turn left. In some cases, they have to stop at light-controlled intersections and either wait for a green arrow or wait until traffic is clear to turn. In other cases, the left-hand turn lane may just split up what would otherwise be a two-lane road, and turns can be made at any point -- such as a person turning into their own driveway.
Drivers and cyclists often have a bit of a heated relationship. They are expected to share the same roads, but they often act more like they are competing for that space. It can lead to some dangerous situations when no one wants to act in a civil manner.
The Fourth of July holiday turned tragic for the Metro Nashville Police Department when one of their officers was hit and killed in a traffic accident at about 3:00 a.m.
Much of the time, drowsy driving happens because a driver simply did not get enough sleep before they got behind the wheel. Maybe it's a college student who stayed up until 2:00 a.m. the night before an 8:00 a.m. class. Maybe it's a truck driver who had to get up early to pick up a shipment on time. It happens in a lot of different ways.
Distracted driving is something that impacts all of us, at any age. However, studies have shown that it happens more often with teen drivers than it does with adults. It leads to more accidents, injuries and even fatalities.
A 23-year-old nurse had recently landed a new job. While she was from Pennsylvania originally, she was in Tennessee.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental death every year in the United States, and a recent wreck in Tennessee showed how they continue to be a problem despite modern safety advancements. It is important for all drivers to be aware of the risk whenever they get behind the wheel.
Right off the bat, most personal injury plaintiffs want to know how much they're going to receive for their car accident lawsuit. This is understandable. We're all human after all, and we have a lot of different financial obligations. If you're suffering from injuries after an accident, you have even more financial obligations related to medical bills and you might not be able to work, so your income has vanished.
Most people can't afford to pay for medical care without the assistance of a good insurance policy to pay for the lion's share of the costs. This can be a serious problem for anyone who isn't lucky enough to have medical insurance – and that's why the successful pursuit of a personal injury claim after an injurious car accident is particularly important for the uninsured.
If we here in Tennessee can count on one thing during the holiday season, it is this: More people are out driving to shopping centers and to visit family. Many of these people are in a big hurry. When you put these things together, you have the perfect environment for car accidents.