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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Know the Dangers of Jackknife Truck Accidents in Tennessee

A jackknife truck accident is one of the most terrifying types of truck accidents. In a jackknife accident, the cab and trailer fold in on each other forming a 90-degree angle. The hinging effect is comparable to a pocketknife blade folding into its handle. When a tractor-trailer jackknifes, the truck can spread across the road,…

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Car-Seat and Booster Seat Law Changes To Make Make Kids Safer Behind the Wheel? House Majority Says "Not Now."

In early March, House Bill 1468 aiming to make Tennessee’s child passenger restraint laws more stringent, passed in the Senate unanimously and in the House with a 68-19 vote. It was nearly signed by Governor Haslam until it got wait-listed on Tuesday, March 22 in the State House Transportation Committee over the unclear language concerning…

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The Hidden Dangers of Vague Warning Labels: Did You Know a Few Spoonfuls of Children’s Motrin Cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

In April of 2015, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that a $63 million dollar judgment for breach of warranty, negligence, loss of consortium and pain and suffering will be awarded to Samantha Reckis and her family following an appeal against McNeil PPC and Johnson and Johnson, manufacturers of Children’s Motrin. Poor little Samantha Reckis’ story…

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How To Stop Your Vehicle From Hydroplaning

If you’ve ever went pale and white-knuckled as you suddenly felt your vehicle lift off the pavement and become amphibious for a few moments during a downpour, you’ve just experienced the phenomenon known as hydroplaning.  If it was only for a second or two you may have been able to keep control of your vehicle…

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