There are many different products that people in Tennessee use every day. These products have a variety of uses that help people perform tasks each day. This could be electronics, motorized products or those that require manual labor to operate. However, no matter how the product works, the person using it expects that the product will work properly. When they do not work properly not only can it can be frustrating -- it can also be dangerous.
People in Tennessee use many different modes of transportation to get to their destinations. Some are more convenient than others and some will get people to their destinations quicker than others. However, the most basic mode of transportation is using one's legs to walk to their destination. Even if it just for part of their journey many people walk to get to stores, get to work, go to parks, see family and friends and for other reasons.
Anytime people drive on the roads in Tennessee they take certain risks. This is not always because of their own actions though. The risk is that they cannot control the actions of the other drivers on the roads. If people make bad choices, others who may have been driving perfectly could end up in an accident. This is even more true for motorcyclists as they are harder to see. Also, if they are in an accident the outcome can be much worse as they are not equipped with the same safety devices as cars and trucks. Often times they are left with catastrophic injuries.
While the final numbers for 2017's Memorial Day weekend travel have yet to be tallied, AAA was projecting that close to 39.3 million people would be traveling 50-plus miles over the three-day weekend with an astounding 88 percent making their way by motor vehicle.
If you think you've seen more squad cars out on the roads and highways over the last few weeks, it isn’t your imagination. Indeed, the Tennessee Highway Patrol along with local police departments are currently taking part in a statewide crackdown as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the state Highway Safety Office's Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving campaign.
When we get behind the wheel of our vehicles and head out on our familiar routes to work, school and all other points in-between, we take it for a given that the roads and highways are in good and safe working condition.
If you regularly travel on Knoxville roads, you’ve no doubt encountered hazardous drivers during your treks. While you can’t control the actions of others, you can refrain from partaking in unnecessarily risky behaviors yourself. Accordingly, it’s important for all drivers to be aware of the most common dangerous driving behaviors and take the right steps to avoid causing serious harm to themselves or others.
It's difficult to talk about red-light cameras without bringing up the issue of their constitutionality. Those who are opposed to red-light cameras argue that they violated a person's constitutional rights and even violate the privacy of citizens. Whether you agree with this argument or not, it's difficult to ignore the other side of the discussion: red-light cameras can save lives.
When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its annual highway fatality numbers last year, many were anticipating another year of declining figures consistent with a trend that has endured for roughly four decades. What they received, however, was a rather sobering wake-up call about the current state of road safety here in the U.S.
Given the near perfect weather that much of Tennessee has enjoyed over the last few weeks, a person could be forgiven for thinking that we are currently in the beginning of September. As wonderful as these temperate conditions have been, however, the reality is that we're now approaching the midway point of November, meaning colder weather is imminent.