Tennessee Car Accident Fatalities at an All-Time Low in 2014

Highway safety has become a top priority in Tennessee. This has been made apparent by the numerous public and private campaigns aimed at educating motorists and preventing car, truck, and motorcycle crashes that cause auto accident injuries.

The efforts seem to be paying off, considering new reports show the state’s highway fatality rate reached an all-time low last year. According to WBIR News, 961 motorists lost their lives on Tennessee roadways in 2014. This was an almost 3.5 percent decrease from 2013, when 995 roadway deaths were recorded.

One of the major contributing factors to this decrease is the Tennessee’s focus on preventing drunk driving accidents. Officers arrested approximately 2,000 more intoxicated drivers last year in 2013, which may have contributed to the state’s 18.6 percent drop in alcohol-related traffic deaths.

State officials hope to keep the downward trend in traffic fatalities alive in 2015 by sponsoring a campaign called “Toward Zero Deaths”. The program focuses on eliminating highway fatalities in a single year by improving highway engineering, law enforcement strategies, education techniques, and emergency response protocol.

At Ponce Law, we are proud of Tennessee’s focus on highway safety, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers are hopeful the trend continues into the new year.

RELATED ARTICLES

Nashville Car Accident Underscores the Dangers of Drowsy Driving
As the days are becoming longer, many Middle Tennesseans may find they are becoming tired or fatigued in the early morning hours or late afternoon. Unfortunately, this drowsiness can present...
Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents Is One Year
Most states in the U.S. give personal injury victims at least two years to file claims against the negligent drivers who caused their crashes, with many states giving between three...
The Clock Is Ticking After a Car Accident. Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need.
Despite insurance companies spending big money every year on marketing campaigns that showcase their kindness and compassion for injured victims, the reality is that they frequently reduce or deny claims...
OUR REVIEWS
I recently called Ponce Law to ask if they could handle a case I have. When speaking to the receptionist she was very polite, I can say it has been the best customer service I have ever received, unfortunately my case wasn’t a case they handle but that didn’t stop them from helping me they gave me a few numbers wher...
- Francisco Chavez
Ponce Law was recommended to me from Kim Burton. She encouraged me to get assistance with my auto accident. Ponce Law’s team did amazing with my case! I would highly recommend them to anyone that gets in an auto accident. Fantastic job!
- Chelsey Burton
Working with Ponce Law was a complete game-changer for me. After a distressing encounter with another law firm, I was recommended to reach out to Ponce Law by a friend. From the moment I connected with Lilly, I knew I was in good hands. Throughout a difficult period marked by the loss of my stepmother, Lilly and th...
- Sara Nall
FREE CASE REVIEW