A leading cause of fatal car accidents in Tennessee and many other states across the country is failure for a driver to stay within their own lane.
KNOXVILLE, TN, September 02, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Failure to maintain and stay in your own lane is the leading cause of fatal accidents not only in Tennessee, but in many other states across the country. To avoid drifting out of your lane in the future, drivers should be aware of the problems that may cause them to do so.
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatal Accident Reporting System determined what kind of driving behavior leads to the most fatal car crashes, and found these main causes:
• Failure to maintain lane
• Failure to yield
• Improper turns
• Reckless driving
• Wrong-way driving
Overcorrecting and failure to adjust to road conditions or road obstructions were also causes. However, a driver’s failure to stay in their lane was found to be the leading cause of fatal accidents in 29 states across the country, including Tennessee.
How does a driver drift, sway or weave out of their lane?
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, several accidents occur across the state each year that involved drivers running off the road or not staying in their lane. Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of such behavior. Those engaged in distractions, such as talking on a cell phone, eating, grooming, are therefore not paying attention to the road and may cause them to lose control of their lane.
Alcohol intoxication is another common reason for drifting into another lane. Drifting and weaving between lanes are often signs of drunk driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy drivers are more likely to drift out of their lane. The study found that 21 percent of fatal car accidents are caused by these drowsy and sleepy drivers.
In Tennessee, the law permits victims of car accidents to hold the negligent party accountable for damages, whether the case involves property damage, serious injury or even death. A victim or his or her family can file a lawsuit to recover damages in addition to filing a claim with an insurance company. An experienced accident and personal injury attorney can help you get compensation if you or a loved one has been involved in a serious car accident, vehicle collision, or vehicle crash or wreck. Personal injury lawyers help those that have been hurt or injured due to other people’s negligence.
The Myers Law Firm Knoxville personal injury lawyers help people that have been hurt or injured due to other people’s negligence in serious car accidents, collisions, crashes and wrecks.
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