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I-40 Among the Deadliest Highways

by Staff Blogger | July 18th, 2016

Traffic in Nashville is getting worse. With the mass influx of new residents and visitors pouring into the city, our roads are more congested and more dangerous than ever. In fact, Nashville has one of the deadliest interstates in the country—one you may drive on every single day. According to a recent study published by the Auto Insurance Center, I-40 is the third deadliest highway in the U.S., accounting for more than 180 deaths last year.

In addition, Tennessee ranked high for unbuckled drivers and passengers. That’s a scary statistic considering 45% of all people killed in traffic accidents neglected to buckle up. Other major factors of motor vehicle deaths included driving under the influence (31% of fatalities) and speeding (28% of fatalities). These statistics aren’t meant to frighten you off the roads. They’re meant to inform you of the dangers involved in the most fundamental and necessary daily task: getting from A to B. Our hope is that drivers will take these dangers to heart, drive safer, and change these statistics for the better.

Unfortunately, you can only control the way you drive, and sometimes no matter how safe you are, you’re still involved in an accident. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, give us a call for a free, no obligation consultation. Our experienced Nashville car accident attorneys will defend your rights and fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Don’t become part of the growing statistic of accident victims who didn’t get what they deserve. Call us today.