Tennessee anti-DUI campaign

Crash alert: DUI checkpoint to be set up in Nashville on Labor Day

by Ponce Law | September 4th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Police officers in Nashville will be on the lookout for impaired drivers on Labor Day.

Fox 17 reports a sobriety checkpoint will be set up on Bell Road in Hermitage. It will be staffed by the Metro Nashville Police DUI unit and other officers, starting in late afternoon and going through the early evening hours. A grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office is funding the additional police presence.

In 2019, Nashville police responded to over 800 crashes involving drivers impaired by alcohol, and the incidents resulted in over 500 injuries. 41% of the fatal crashes in Davidson County last year involved driver impairment.

People who drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or other drugs have reduced reaction times, impaired vision and judgment, and are more likely to cause serious accidents. At Ponce Law, we have no tolerance for drunk drivers because we’ve seen the pain that their irresponsible behaviors can cause. Our Nashville car accident attorneys will hold the drunk driver responsible for your injuries accountable, and help you get the money you deserve for your medical bills and vehicle repairs. If you or someone you love was injured by a drunk driver, call us at (844) 204-6765 or fill out a free initial consultation form, today.

Tennessee Launches New Campaign to Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents

by Staff Blogger | December 16th, 2015

Tennessee has been working to reduce drunk driving accidents for years by utilizing educational campaigns. After the last program came under heavy public scrutiny, state officials have announced funding has been secured to launch a new anti-DUI initiative.

An article from The Tennessean explains the state awarded an $11.5 million contract to an Austin-based marketing firm to create the new campaign. Documents show plans to not only focus on preventing drunk driving, but also other hazards of the road, such as motorcycle safety and seatbelt usage.

Work on the new project has already begun, with the fresh contract launching on Dec. 9. The campaign will end in Dec. 2020.

The new campaign comes on the heels of heavy backlash aimed at the state’s previous anti-DUI campaign after many of the program’s messages were deemed sexist and inappropriate. Officials stated the campaign was to be aimed at a young, male demographic, but also cited poor oversight as the reason the messages were released.

At Ponce Law, we understand the important role education plays in preventing drunk driving. That’s why our Nashville car accident lawyers are hopeful the new campaign will be successful in getting motorists to think twice before getting behind the wheel after drinking.