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Helicopter Rides Pose Significant Dangers to Tourists

There’s so much to do in Nashville, but sometimes you want to escape to someplace new. One popular way to do that is by taking a helicopter tour. Instead of driving four hours to experience the Smokies, you can take an aerial tour of the mountains, or take in the views of Big South Fork…

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Tennessee Traffic Laws for Bicyclists

Bicycle riders are required to follow the state traffic laws. When they are on the road, operators and passengers have the same rights and duties as cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Drivers should anticipate, especially on roads with lower speed limits, that bike riders may enter their lanes or crossways. As a practical matter, bicycle…

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Winter Weather Driving Tips in Tennessee

While Tennessee has a warmer climate than many states, there are many days when the temperature dips below freezing. There are days when it snows or the roads and bridges freeze. Preparation and preventive driving can help prevent car accidents and help you survive an accident if it happens. Consider the following safety tips before…

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Self-Driving Technology for Cars Get the Green Light from Senate Panel

No longer the stuff of science fiction, self-driving cars will become a reality sooner than later thanks to a unanimous vote by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee with broad bipartisan support. This new law would allow auto manufacturers to apply for exemptions to current auto safety standards as they develop new technologies for…

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LIDAR Gives Self-Driving Cars 360 Degree Vision

Autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles might seem a bit space-age or futuristic ­– but the future is racing to meet the present as these amazing feats of technological genius become increasingly sophisticated. The tech companies that build the technology which makes self-driving cars possible are embattled over the newest technology in court. It is called LIDAR,…

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Semi-Truck Rollover Highlights Dangers of Tractor-Trailers

News Channel 5 reported on March 21, 2017, that a tractor-trailer rolled onto a car on South Church Street off of exit 81 of Interstate 24. The accident happened in Murfreesboro during severe storms. The cause of the accident and the extent of any injuries was not reported. In this type of case, police will…

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Breaking Birth Control Recall – Are You Affected?

Mistake in Birth Control Packaging Could Result in Unintended Pregnancy The FDA is recalling birth control pills that, if taken, could actually lead to pregnancy. Baltimore, Maryland’s Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled a lot of Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate…

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How Effective Are Roadside Inspections of Commercial Trucks?

Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released in 2016 showed that roadside safety inspections helped to save 472 lives in 2012. The report also concluded that 7,000 lives have been saved since 2001. The FMCSA has authority to inspect all commercial trucks, including tractor-trailers, semis, 18-wheelers, and big…

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