Topic: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Knoxville, TN – Thunderstorms are creating flash flood situations in Northern Tennessee. AAA urges motorists to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility. It is very important that motorists adjust their typical driving style.
Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur each year on wet pavement with more than a half million injuries and 5,700 deaths, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Knoxville, TN – In 2014, 21,022 motor vehicle passengers lost their lives. Tragically some of these deaths could have been prevented if the passenger had been wearing a seat belt. Seat belts save lives.
Yet, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found nearly 1 in 5 drivers (17.8%) report having driven without wearing their seat belt in the past 30 days; nearly one-fifth (15.2%) report doing this more than once, and more than 1 in 20 (5.6%) report driving without a seat belt fairly often or regularly.
Save Lives During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Knoxville, TN – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. AAA – The Auto Club Group are reminding motorists to Slow Down, Move Over.
The law requires motorists to give adequate space to law enforcement, tow truck drivers, utility service vehicles and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.
Knoxville, TN – More than 102,000 traffic crashes have been caused by distracted drivers in Tennessee in just the past five years, AAA reports. In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA warns drivers to put it down, don’t text and drive and avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task.
Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers, or others sharing the road including bicyclists or pedestrians.
Knoxville, TN – On Tuesday, the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote on House Bill 700 by Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) which would drastically weaken Tennessee’s motorcycle helmet law and undoubtedly increase deaths, traumatic brain injury and medical costs in the state.
The proposed bill would allow riders 21 years and older not insured with TennCare, to ride without a helmet. Tennessee’s current law requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, regardless of age or experience of the rider.
Murfreesboro, TN – As you celebrate watching the big game with family and friends, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about your responsibilities as you welcome your party revelers.
While we intend for our guests to eat, drink, and be merry, sometimes accidents happen – and that can be a costly headache for a homeowner.
Nashville, TN – The number of deaths on Tennessee’s roads last year remained below one thousand, AAA reported in its annual State of Safety presentation. This, at a time when the national trend is toward an 8.1 percent increase in road fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tim Wright, Tennessee Regional President, AAA – The Auto Club Group and Don Lindsey, Tennessee Public Affairs Director, also described to the state’s House and Senate transportation committees the efforts other states are making to deal with their shrinking transportation revenue.
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year vehicles because they have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
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Tampa, FL – 43 percent of all motor vehicle deaths on Halloween involved drunk driving according to the last five years of reported data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That combined with the increased number of pedestrian trick-or-treaters makes for a deadly mix on Halloween night.
AAA and Bud Light want motorists to plan ahead this year if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
Tampa, FL – As Hurricane Patricia weakens, remnants of heavy rain is still anticipated for the Southeastern part of the United States. AAA urges motorists to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility.
It is very important that motorists adjust their typical driving style. Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur each year on wet pavement with more than a half million injuries and 5,700 deaths, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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