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Nearly 2,000 citations were issued in Knoxville over Thanksgiving

Officers with both the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) stepped up their patrol of area roadways during a 104-hour period beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. By the time the enhanced enforcement period was over, 1,013 traffic citations had been issued by KPD. THP had issued 795, 54 less than the previous year.

How the emotional stress of an accident changes your life

You know that the physical injuries you suffer in a car accident could change your life forever, but have you ever really considered the mental and emotional impact of a crash? This is usually worse when you get seriously injured or when a loved one passes away, but it can happen even after "minor" accidents. This stress can absolutely have a negative impact on your life.

Even small amounts of alcohol make accidents more likely

When you hear people talk about the risks of drunk driving, they often refer to the legal limit of .08 percent. This blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level can lead to a DUI arrest for someone who takes a breath test or a blood test.

Knox County law enforcement step up patrol of school zones

Law enforcement agencies across Knox County have recently increased their patrol of school zones in an effort to keep children safer who are commuting to and from school. A spokesperson for the Knox County Sheriff's Office noted that their efforts are particularly aimed at curbing distracted and reckless driving in these highly trafficked areas.

How you can safely report a drunk driver in Tennessee

You won't receive a warning. It will just sneak up on you. That's why you must always pay attention while driving. What are we talking about? Drunk drivers. They come out of nowhere with little to no warning. Be on the lookout for signs of potential drunk drivers at all times of the day. If you should spot one, you need to safely report it to the proper authorities in Knoxville.

3 common types of car accident injuries

A car accident involves violent gravitational forces that throw passengers and drivers against the insides of their vehicles. Accidents also create the possibility for ejection from the car, and for catastrophic crushing injuries. As a quick review, let's take a look at three of the most common types of car accident injuries that vehicle drivers and their passengers commonly suffer from after a serious collision:

Study finds that roadside advertising distracts drivers

Roadside advertising, often in the form of billboards, is a staple in America. High-traffic areas mean that thousands of people are potentially exposed to advertising every hour, making it a fundamental part of many business' strategies.

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