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Drunk driving facts

Drunk driving is still alarmingly common in Tennessee and across the United States according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency reports that nearly 30 people are killed in alcohol-related traffic accidents on U.S. roads each day. In 2017, 10,874 Americans died in drunk-driving wrecks, which averages to one death every 48 minutes.

FMCSA moves to relax hours of service regulations

Truck drivers in Tennessee and around the country could work shifts as long as 17 hours if recently proposed revisions to federal hours of service regulations are implemented. The current rules limit truck driver shifts to 14 hours. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says the revisions will make the nation's roads safer, but several advocacy groups including Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the Truck Safety Coalition oppose them.

Drowsy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving

Few Tennessee drivers would think of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, but the results of a recent American Automobile Association survey suggest that about one in three of people have driven while dangerously fatigued within the last month. Going without sleep for 24 hours impairs a driver as much as five shots of whisky, yet study after study shows that motorists are willing to take this risk even when they are aware of it.

Tennessee trucker convicted in impaired driving crash that killed two

If you drive northeast of Cleveland on Interstate 75 for about an hour and a half, you will arrive in Knox County. That is where a jury recently found a Tennessee trucker guilty of manslaughter in a violent truck accident that killed two people in 2016.

Tennessee minivan crashes into oncoming car

Many Tennessee residents had travel plans over the recent Memorial Day weekend. Perhaps the travel was just to get together with friends or family. Others may have had out-of-state destinations. Either way, the state's roads and highways saw a fair amount of vehicular traffic over the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, the holiday weekend was not free of motor vehicle accidents.

Tennessee manager concealed worker injuries

Tennessee has a sizable manufacturing industry, employing workers in plants that produce products ranging from automobiles, processed foods, and chemicals such as paints, pharmaceuticals or industrial products. Workers in those industries may perform difficult jobs.

Tennessee man crashes into semi truck

Drivers on vacation -- or simply on roads they haven't travelled before -- may need to pay extra attention to traffic signs and road conditions. One Tennessee pickup driver who was driving out of state might have benefitted from this advice.

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