New report titled 'Out of Control' suggests Tennessee pass new laws to stop surge in traffic deaths.
More than 10,000 people have died on Tennessee roadways in the last 10 years.
Data also shows an almost 20% increase in traffic accidents in the first half of last year when compared to 2020.
The report, from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, states drivers are behaving recklessly by speeding, impairment, and refusing to wear seatbelts. There is a suggestion that Tennessee pass a law requiring backseat passengers to also wear seatbelts. The rationale, say the authors, is that an unrestrained backseat passenger is not only a danger to themselves, but during an accident, becomes a danger to others.
Other suggested laws include:
While each case is different, there are times when an accident could have obviously been avoided, placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of the driver.
If you believe that you or a loved one have fallen victim to someone who was careless while driving, you may have a case that proves their actions were negligent and any pain or suffering you endured or continue to endure could result in a potential lawsuit. Contact us for a case review.
At the law offices of T. Verner Smith, we represent clients who have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of another. These types of lawsuits not only provide necessary compensation for those who were wrongfully hurt in an accident, but also creates an environment of caution leading to higher safety standards for all.
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