Traffic laws against speeding ensure the safety of all motorists who travel on Tennessee’s roads and highways. However, not all motorists obey these laws, which can lead to accidents —especially when large commercial trucks are involved.
These risks are especially high in the Middle Tennessee area. Data from the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office shows Davidson County has the second highest crash rate in the state for accidents caused by speeding. These crashes include Tennessee truck accidents caused by speeding drivers.
Citizens are now turning to the media to help address the problem. WKRN 2 News recently reported residents of Whites Creek have contacted them to complain about delivery trucks speeding in their neighborhood. The claims were substantiated when cameras caught drivers crossing highway divider lines and traveling up to 15 mph more than the posted speed limit.
The delivery company responded by saying their drivers are required to obey the law—a rule some of the drivers have shown they don’t follow.
An attorney can help answer any questions you may have about your accident and has the skills and resources help establish negligence on the truck driver’s behalf.