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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

Assigning liability even if a driver is not legally drunk

Determining liability for car accidents that occur in Knoxville can often be tricky, especially when no clear cut evidence points at one particular party. In cases where suspicion as to whether or not alcohol may have been involved exists, those who are believed to have been drunk at the time of an accident may point to them not having been shown to be legally intoxicated on a sobriety tests as absolving them. By now, popular media and word of mouth likely has filled most of the general public in on the details found in Section 55-10-401 of Tennessee's Annotated Code: that a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 percent is the standard for determining intoxication. 

Proposed law may aid officers' efforts

In Tennessee, people are aware that drunk drivers can be on the road at any time of day or night and at any season throughout the year. It is not only New Year's Eve or other such times when people can be seriously injured or killed by intoxicated drivers who should never be behind the wheels of vehicles. Law enforcement officers continue to search for ways to curb this behavior and to nab those who choose to engage in it.

The reality of buzzed driving

With a Tennessee spring quickly approaching, warm weather festivities and outings are becoming a regular occurrence. The state's hot cities on the map create extra perks to the upcoming warmer seasons, causing many to hit the road to adventure. One aspect that is not as thrilling, however, is that of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Driving after a drink or two may seem tempting, but even buzzed driving can result in a world of personal and legal issues.

Push to eliminate drunk driving deaths

Any person in Tennessee who has ever known someone who has been killed due to the negligence of a drunk driver understands the senselessness of these accidents. Despite some improvements in the past several decades, too many lives continue to be lost in drunk driving crashes. Finally, some are starting to push for yet even tougher actions in order to prevent more of these deaths.

Drunk driver smashes into disabled vehicle

It would seem reasonable that people in Tennessee believe that drunk driving is not as much of a problem today as it has been in the past. With all of the public awareness and education campaigns throughout the year and especially during holiday times, drivers should know that operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol is something they should not do. Unfortunately there are too many people who fail to believe this it seems as they continue to engage in this dangerous behavior.

Drunk driving problems persist in Tennessee

It has been many decades now since large-scale efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving in Tennessee have been initiated. Advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Students Against Drunk Driving along with local governments and law enforcement entities are just some of the groups behind this awareness. However, even with these efforts and laws that might be stricter than they were in years past, too many people continue to be injured or killed by drunk drivers.

Knox County leads region in drunk driving deaths

It has been many decades now since groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving began their important efforts to highlight the dangers of drinking and driving. Because of this, many people might assume that drivers in Tennessee today make the right decision when it comes to consuming alcohol and operating motor vehicles. Sadly, this is not the case. Despite widespread public awareness and a growing number of ride options including ridesharing services, too many innocent people continue to be killed by drunk drivers.

What should you do if you experience whiplash?

When residents in Tennessee get into a car accident, it's very plausible that they'll also end up with a case of whiplash. This can be more severely damaging to your health and future than you might think, which is why you should be mindful of the symptoms.

Drugged driving and drunk driving: two major issues in tennessee

Drunk driving has certainly been a major concern in America for decades. However, depending on the area, statistics show that this issue has become more complex than once thought. News reports circulating around the Knoxville area of Tennessee indicate that there is an additional cause of substance-related motor vehicle accidents: that of prescription medications. 

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