April 20th, 2015|
Distracted driving was to blame for more than 21,000 motor vehicle crashes in Tennessee last year. Furthermore, there have been 10,000 car accidents involving a distracted driver in Davidson County since 2010.
To help combat distracted driving in our area, the Nashville car accident attorneys with Ponce Law point out that several educational campaigns are taking place to make motorists more aware of the risks. One of those programs is “Thumbs Down” to texting and driving.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is sponsoring the program. According to an article from WKRN 2 News, anyone who is interested in participating can go to the downtown Highway Safety Office to receive a free “Thumbs Down” to texting and driving sticker after signing a pledge promising not to drive while distracted.
The aim of the program is to get as many citizens as possible to stop texting and driving, which can help promote others to do the same while driving.
At Ponce Law, we’ve seen the devastating results that distracted driving can have on accident victims, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers are hopeful that this new campaign will be successful in keeping inattentive motorists off the road.
November 4th, 2013|
November 4, 2013
The Nashville Car Accident Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that distracted driving is becoming one of the leading causes of serious and fatal motor vehicle collisions across the nation. Many states have created laws to combat the problem, but experts tend to agree that the regulations can prove difficult for police to enforce.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has recently implemented a new method of catching distracted drivers in the act. According to an article released by WBIR News, troopers are now using tractor-trailers in to enforce distracted driving laws.
Reports indicate the THP has a tractor-trailer combination on-hand as a service vehicle. A spokesperson for the agency, Sgt. Randall Martin, explained that on recent shifts, one trooper drives the vehicle along the highway while another sits in the passenger seat and observes passing drivers. Martin adds that many motorists fail to recognize the truck’s occupants as law enforcement and continue engaging in dangerous behavior in plain sight of the truck.
Most recently, use of the vehicle allowed troopers to catch and cite two distracted drivers in a single afternoon.
The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates applaud the efforts to eradicate distracted driving from Tennessee’s highways and are hopeful to see other imaginative methods being utilized to enforce laws against the behavior.