Blog Posts in July, 2012

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  • Survey finds road rage and texting common among commuters

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 20, 2012

    A recent survey found many workers who commute to work are participating in two dangerous driving behaviors: texting while driving and having road rage. Both of these behaviors can end up leading to motor vehicle accidents on Tennessee roadways. According to the survey, which polled 3,892 workers online, 83 percent reported typically driving to and from work. Of those who commute, 54 percent with ...
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  • Repeat concussions in children can lead to serious injuries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 18, 2012

    Kids play and often times they play hard. And while of course there is absolutely nothing wrong with this, it is important for parents to be able to recognize the sign of head injuries, as well as know how to try and prevent serious children's injuries from occurring in the first place. The first thing to keep in mind is that concussions are serious. And while a child may not blackout or lose ...
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  • Study: After ban, more teens text and drive

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 14, 2012

    While there are texting and cellphone bans in certain states -- like Tennessee -- one recently released study found that at least in one state, a good number of teen drivers choose to just ignore the law and talk and text anyways. Naturally this is a concern as there is a direct relationship between texting and an increased chance of getting into a car accident . In this study, a researcher sat ...
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  • Dog bites are physically and mentally traumatic

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 11, 2012

    Being bit by a dog can be physically and emotionally scarring for both children and adults. There's the actual mental trauma of what happened, but also in many cases there can be devastating and lifelong injuries, including scarring and disfigurement. When speaking of dog bites, often people do not know what to do after an attack. They are unsure if they should seek medical attention, what the ...
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  • Tennessee's "No Refusal" aims to prevent drunk driving accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 8, 2012

    Last week law enforcement in Tennessee was in full force with not only Fourth of July drunk driving enforcement, but also the first "No Refusal" campaign in the state. The goal of both of these enforcement campaigns was to get drunk drivers off of the roads in order to prevent motor vehicle related injuries and fatalities. This comes at an important time as preliminary data points to a 7.5 percent ...
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  • Study examines crash avoidance technologies

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 5, 2012

    In an attempt to try and prevent accidents, a number of auto manufacturers have started to put crash avoidance technologies in vehicles. In the beginning these technologies were in more luxury vehicles, but now the systems are starting to be introduced into mainstream vehicles. However, while some technologies appear to be reducing the number of motor vehicle accidents and personal injury claims, ...
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  • Teens with restricted licenses less likely to drink and drive

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jul 1, 2012

    A recent study found out that in states like Tennessee, where there are restrictions on teen driving, those teens are also less likely to drive after drinking or to be a passenger in a car where the driver had been drinking. The recent study was the first of its kind that showed a connection between graduated drivers licenses and the impact these types of licenses have on drunk driving . When ...
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