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Road construction and truck accidents a tragic combination

Road construction in Tennessee can be an annoyance for drivers who are trying to get to a destination. This can be particularly true for truck drivers who have to keep to a schedule. The safety of construction workers is also a concern. As a result certain measures are put in place to try to protect workers from incidents, including truck accidents.

Lack of caution can result in fatal truck accidents

Truck traffic on Tennessee highways is ever increasing. Just as cars can break down, so can trucks. When a car or truck is broken down on the side of the road, especially after dark, the safest option is for drivers to move over to the left lane or, failing that, to slow down as they pass the stopped vehicle. In particular, a person needs to be alert for people moving around the disabled vehicle as visibility, particularly with semi-trucks, can be impaired. Failure to exercise care can result in serious truck accidents.

Striving to keep road workers safe from truck accidents

City workers who strive to keep streets in good shape and preserve the infrastructure are vital employees to preserving people's ability to maneuver around towns in Tennessee and go about their daily lives. When road work is being done, there are typically a plethora of orange cones, flags, signs and visible workmen advising everyone that road work is in progress. Sadly, it is not always enough to protect the lives of the workers, and truck accidents contribute to the number of serious accidents that occur every year.

Truck accidents continue to be a threat on crowded roadways

Trucks provide a huge benefit to all of the citizens of Tennessee and around the nation as they transport goods to stores to help stock shelves and provide inventory for purchase that all combine to keep the economy trucking along. Trucks are also very large and can pose a serious threat on the nation's highways. These threats can result in horrific truck accidents.

Truck accidents can cause the life of a good Samaritan

Traffic fatalities are a sad reality in Tennessee. Many of these tragedies could possibly be avoided if the numerous distractions available to today's drivers were ignored. Such distractions as cellphones, food or fatigue can divert the attention of a driver for an instant, which can be all that is needed for truck accidents to happen.

Crowded highways lead to increased risk of truck accidents.

Tennessee residents are likely thrilled that warmer weather has finally begun to creep across the south. After a winter that many felt would never end, people are excited to be out and about, enjoying the sunshine. Residents and visitors alike are preparing to take to the roads in search of adventure, and for many, summer vacation has officially begun. Unfortunately, as travel season heats up, there is an increased risk for serious truck accidents.

Truck accidents: Man faces charges after fatal crash kills six

Tractor-trailers can be seen moving along Tennessee roadways daily. The transportation of goods helps keep the American economy moving, and trucks are vital tools in this process. However, operating a large commercial vehicle takes diligence and a sense of caution to help these drivers avoid truck accidents. When an truck driver throws responsibility to the wind and decides to get behind the wheel while under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol, the aftermath can be devastating.

Truck accidents cause major highway back up in Tennessee

Truck drivers have a tremendous responsibility while on the road. The over-sized vehicles they commandeer are larger than most, and other motorists may not be as considerate as they should be. The ability to maneuver the truck within the limited spaces available on Tennessee roads and having quick reflexes while operating the vehicle can be challenging. Truck accidents can occur even with the best road conditions, as the sheer size and weight of the truck make slowing down or stopping to avoid an accident incredibly hard.

Tennessee truck accidents: 4 injured in collision

Those who drive commercial vehicles have a fairly large responsibility to themselves and others on the roadways. Because a slight miscalculation can result in truck accidents with severe consequences, it is important for these drivers to be aware of road conditions and structures they may potentially have difficulty clearing. Unfortunately, four people were recently sent to the hospital following a Tennessee crash involving a dump truck.

Tennessee truck accidents: Victim identified

Tractor-trailers are a vital part of the economy of the United States. Through their use, goods can be transported long distances in a relatively short amount of time. However, because commercial trucks are usually large, massive vehicles, truck accidents often have horrific consequences. For example, a man recently lost his life in an accident involving a tractor-trailer in Tennessee.

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