Proposed LSV Regulations Aim to Help Prevent Nashville Car Accidents

by Staff Blogger | January 2nd, 2015

Let’s face it, getting around downtown Nashville isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Between traffic congestion and the bustle of pedestrians making their way across the streets, avoiding Nashville car accidents can be a feat. The task has become even more complicated by the emergence of a new type of vehicle on downtown roads—the low speed vehicle (LSV).

LSVs are often used to shuttle individuals short distances or provide tours of the downtown area. The problem is, these vehicles fit into a grey area of regulation—and liability.

The slow moving vehicles are small and travel along the side of the street, which can make them difficult to see and more prone to collisions. And in the event of a crash, the vehicles offer little protection to passengers.

These are just a few reasons why the city is proposing new regulations for these vehicles. According to WKRN 2 News, officials have suggested the following rules for operating LSVs:

  • Drivers must submit to a background check.
  • Vehicles must be inspected annually.
  • Annual license renewal.
  • Insurance limits of at least $20,000 of bodily injury coverage per person, $50,000 in coverage per accident, and $15,000 in property damage coverage.

At Ponce Law, we’ve seen the detrimental effects accidents can have on an individual’s life. That’s why our Nashville personal injury attorneys are hopeful to see regulations put in place that better protect those who choose to use LSVs as a means of transportation around Nashville.