Tennessee Roads are Dangerous
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Highway Patrol indicated that in the first six months of 2019, 410 people died on the state’s roads, which is 38 more than during the same timeframe in 2018. Curiously, deaths in urban areas increased, while accident deaths in rural areas dropped according to a report appear on WVLT 8’s website. The increase in the number of fatalities was not limited to occupants of motor vehicles. Pedestrian fatalities and motorcycle fatalities also ticked higher. The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautioned motorists to watch for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, bicycle riders, and motorcyclists.
Perhaps the statistic of most significant concern to the Tennessee Highway Patrol was the increase in fatal accidents involving teenagers. The number of accidents in which teenagers were involved practically doubled from January through June from 2018 to compared to the same six-month window in 2019. According to the American Automobile Association, the deadliest 100 days on the road for teens is summer vacation or Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Most collisions are caused by drivers making mistakes. It is well documented that most accidents can be prevented with a little extra care and safety education. Since 1984, Montlick & Associates has been dedicated to keeping children and families safe on the roadway. Our commitment runs deep through our extensive, award-winning public service programs that provide people the information they need to avoid injuries. To learn about our Don't Drink and Drive Campaign, Child Passenger Safety Programs, Booster Seat Campaign and much more, visit montlick.com and click on “community service,” or simply click here. You can also learn more about one of our newest driver and passenger safety programs by visiting iridesafe.com.
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Sources:https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Stay-Safe-on-the-Road-THP-releases-TN-traffic-fatalities-report--510709351.html and https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Stay-Safe-on-the-Road-THP-releases-TN-traffic-fatalities-report--510709351.html
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