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Study: DUI accidents increasing in Tennessee, higher BACs, too

The group Delphi Behavioral Health recently released a study called, "The State of Drunk Drivers Across America." Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the report looked at the phenomenon of drunk driving from several angles.

Amazon demands delivery speed but attempts to shield itself from liability

When an employee of a company causes a traffic crash, it's not just the driver who could be held accountable. It's possible to sue the company and hold it accountable as well -- especially when the company exerted substantial control over the driver's actions.

Are seatbelts failing Tennessee's most vulnerable passengers?

Tennessee law says that your kids need to sit in your vehicle's rear seat until they're at least nine years old. This is because the rear seat has long been the safest place during crashes. But it's possible that the rear seat may no longer be the safest place for all passengers.

Are narcissists bad drivers?

In Greek mythology, many loved the hunter Narcissus for his beauty, but he showed them contempt and disdain. It seems many fellow narcissists exhibit similar behavior on the road. (A narcissist is someone who has an inflated sense of self-importance or who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves).

New traffic safety research targets wrong-way driving crashes

A Florida State University psychology professor has been researching how to prevent wrong-way driver crashes for the Florida Department of Transportation. His research indicates that advanced-technology pavement markers and "smarter" signs could help prevent wrong-way driving, especially among drivers who have been drinking.

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