April 2012 News

Teen drivers suffer high accident rates in Tennessee: part 2

In our last post, we discussed the high car accident rates for teens in Tennessee. In this post, we'll look at some of the contributing factors and discuss car crash prevention.
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Teen drivers suffer high accident rates in Tennessee

Tennessee has the 12th highest rate of fatal accidents for teens in the country. The rate is about 15 percent for drivers aged 16 to 17 who are in car accidents. This is a concerning statistic for Tennessee residents and many are looking for ways to make driving safer for teens.
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Sleep apnea increases risk of truck accidents

Usually when one thinks about the dangers of being a truck driver, the focus is on what happens when a driver gets into an accident. Truck accidents can cause serious injury and fatalities because of the size and weight of the vehicle. Trucks are recognized as having large blind [...]
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Helicopter ride to hospital eliminates risk of car crashes

One of the main concerns after a serious injury is getting a victim to a hospital for medical treatment as soon as possible. For most people, that means calling an ambulance to be brought to a nearby hospital. But for people who live in high traffic areas or who experience an [...]
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Car crashes can cause serious head trauma for teens

Teen drivers are known to be one of the most at-risk groups for car accidents in general. Although overall car accident rates have declined over the past few years, car crashes continue to be the leading cause of traumatic brain injury-related deaths among teens.A new study [...]
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Tennessee couple sues Sheriff's office for drunk driving crash

A Tennessee couple is suing their local sheriff's department for compensation from damage to their home caused by a detective. The detective was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he crashed his pickup truck into their home last year. They are suing the department for [...]
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Could limiting speeds prevent truck accidents?

A new federal study has reportedly found that electronically limiting maximum speeds in semis, tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks could significantly reduce the occurrence of truck accidents in Tennessee and throughout the country.
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Football teams look to helmets to help reduce brain injuries

Several recent class-action lawsuits over concussions in the NFL have brought new scrutiny to safety measures used by contact sports teams at every level. Particularly for high school sports, which can be very competitive, repeated trauma to the head can have long lasting damage [...]
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