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August 2014 Archives

THP to employ "no refusal" checkpoints Labor Day weekend

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we can expect the usual holiday sales in stores, picnics and barbeques in parks and Tennessee Highway Patrol sobriety checkpoints. Yes, summer is coming to an end, and the THP is going to be out there waiting to arrest you if they think your are driving drunk.

No more DUIs?

Cars are becoming ever more adept at avoiding crashes. Some vehicles today have collision avoidance systems that will warn drivers when their vehicles stray from their lanes or when they approach too closely to another vehicle.

Knoxville ranks high on nationwide DUI study

Chattanooga's neighbor to the north, the city of Knoxville was unhappy with its inclusion in the top ten listing of cities with DUIs and fatal accidents. The study, which was put together by the website Nerd Wallet, looked at DUI arrests, fatal car accidents and the cost of insurance after a DUI.

Slow driving can alert police to a potential DUI

When police are looking for drunk drivers, they look for motorists who drive abnormally. Exactly what might constitute "abnormal" can vary greatly from situation to situation. Because alcohol reduces the ability to control motor responses and affects the ability to perceive that reduction, drivers may exhibit a great variation.

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