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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.

Tennessee sees distracted driving penalty increase by 20 percent

The push to limit the number of drivers who are operating their vehicles while distracted has made headlines around the country recently. A new study done by The Zebra had some interesting findings when it comes to the penalties associated with distracted driving.

Man injured when his vehicle is rear-ended, then flips

It doesn't take much to cause a car crash. A second or two looking at a cellphone, a moment to change the radio station or just simply to look in the rearview mirror for too long is all it takes. No matter how carefully you drive, there is a chance that you will be injured in a car crash because of someone else's inattention, recklessness or negligence.

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