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Do smartwatches increase chances of car accidents?

We live in the era of smart technology and it seems as if everything from regular household items, such as refrigerators, to personal items, such as watches, are now technologically driven. Techno junkies in Tennessee are joining everyone else in chasing after the newest fad, but are these always the safest and best option? Many people are questioning the safety of using a smartwatch while driving and the extent to which it can distract a driver, thus leading to car accidents.

Tennessee auto fatality levels among the nation’s highest

The good news is that traffic fatalities went down in Tennessee last year. Unfortunately, along with showing this decrease, recent federal statistics on U.S. traffic deaths in 2015 point to some other things that temper how encouraging this news is.

Increased horsepower leads to increase in car accidents

Ever since motorized vehicles have become an excepted mode of transport, car manufacturers have striven to make cars faster and more powerful. Faster cars lead to faster speed limits. It has also been established that increases in speed limits lead to drivers traveling at higher speeds. Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) decided to look into the effect of increased horsepower on the speed at which motorist travel. The study pointed to a clear link between increased horsepower and higher travel speed increasing the chances of car accidents.

Horror car wreck -- man pinned under car

A Tennessee man was pinned under his vehicle after an accident with another vehicle. Now, his fiance is searching for the people who rushed to help free him in order to express her gratitude. The car wreck happened at approximately 3.30 p.m. on a recent Monday afternoon in August.

5-year-old thought to be killed in car wreck, then revived

What was at first an absolute tragedy turned into hope for a Tennessee family. Their son, just 5 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene of a car wreck. Fortunately, someone decided not to give up on the boy and continued trying to save him. The resuscitation efforts were rewarded and he was revived.

Help is at hand after car accidents due to distracted driver

We live in a society dominated by electronic gadgets. Tennessee residents, like many others around the world, find themselves immersed in an environment in which many people seem so involved with their newest electronic toy that they forget about everything and everybody around them. News reports  on the many car accidents resulting from the new Pokémon-go craze have left many stunned.

Fatal Tennessee car wreck leads to closed highway lanes

An accident which led to the closure of several lanes on Interstate 75 on a recent Tuesday in July led to one fatality, while three more people were injured. The accident, involving only one vehicle, happened just before midday. Tennessee authorities suspect that drugs may be involved in the car wreck.  

Fatal Tennessee car wreck may lead to charges

Charges may be filed against the driver of a pickup truck involved in an early morning accident on a recent Sunday morning in June. Tennessee authorities report that the car wreck, which involved a tractor trailer and a pickup truck, happened at approximately 8:00 a.m. The two deceased victims were passengers in the pickup truck.

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