At this point, it is common knowledge that attempting to use a phone or an electronic device while operating a vehicle is dangerous. As technology has developed and smart phones have become more accessible, a greater amount of people than ever before are taking advantage of them. However, more accidents than ever before are being caused by distracted drivers.
With winter upon us, we have fewer daylight hours to savor. The growing darkness during the morning and evening hours means lower visibility on the roads and highways during commute times. Since death due to a traffic accident is more likely to occur in non-daylight hours, it is important to be safe on the road in the winter.
If you're in a car accident in either Tennessee and Mississippi, it's important to understand that you have to prove that other driver was in the wrong. In fact, you may have to show that person was 100 percent at fault in order to be compensated for all of your losses.
Large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and other large commercial trucks, are a common sight on Mississippi highways. Drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles often don't stand a chance when truckers make driving mistakes.
A car accident can happen within seconds, and leave you injured, frustrated and dealing with car repairs. There are several common causes of car accidents in Mississippi. Whether you are dealing with a small accident or one that left you with serious injuries, an attorney can help make sure your legal rights are upheld throughout the process.
A new online game, Pokémon Go, has hit the world by storm, quickly becoming the most popular game for mobile devices. Unfortunately, it is also a dangerous distraction for adults as well as children.
The holiday season is an opportunity to gather with family and friends. Food and drink is often consumed during holiday celebrations. For those that drink alcohol, it is important to remember not to drink and drive. To this end, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has unveiled a new campaign to prevent drunk driving during the holiday season.
In a just a few weeks, school-aged children will be out for winter break. This is a great time for family and friends to be together during the holiday season. This may also be the time when teen drivers are out in greater numbers. These inexperienced drivers can sometimes pose a threat to themselves and other drivers on the road.
The holidays are a time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends. Alcohol is often a part of these celebrations. Though there have been many years dedicated to educating the public on the dangers of drinking and driving, many still do it. Drunk driving is a dangerous act that can potentially lead to death. This holiday season, Tennessee drivers are urged to get a designated driver or utilize a car service to safely return home. Unfortunately, though, it is unlikely that all will heed this advice.
This blog periodically refers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This administration is charged with keeping the highways of our country, including those in Mississippi and Tennessee, safe for everyone. But what is the NHTSA?