More than 10,000 people are killed through incidents of drunk driving each year in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that drunk driving caused 31 percent of deaths in car accidents in 2012. While these numbers actually represent a decline in the past few decades, they still signal how dangerous drunk drivers can be on the road.
When tragic accidents occur in the lives of Knoxville residents, severe physical and mental injuries can result. Making matters worse, it is not always immediately clear how the accident that caused the injuries occurred in the first place.
Advances in technology have become increasingly important for Knoxville residents of all ages. Younger people in particular are heavily dependent on technology, including smart phones, tablets and similar devices. While these devices have connected individuals together and increased the flow of information, they also present certain dangers, particularly when they are used improperly.
There are few moments that are more exciting in a young Knoxville resident's life than the day he or she gets a driver's license. This may also be a moment feared by many parents, as teenagers have a reputation for unsafe driving. It turns out these fears may be well founded, according to a new study from AAA.