Wet weather could create potentially dangerous conditions on Tennessee roadways
Online PR News – 01-April-2013 – NASHVILLE, TN – Easter weekend in Tennessee can be a dangerous time on the roads, particularly those who travel on the state’s highways. The numerous large trucks on the roadways are much more likely to cause more injury and damage to both passengers and their vehicles. And with wet weather forecasted this coming weekend, the attorneys at Stillman and Friedland are offering the following tips for those who will be traveling in and around the Nashville area this coming weekend.
Obey speed limits. While this is an obvious observation, obeying all speed limits, particularly in construction zones can help avoid highway accidents. Additionally, reducing speed during inclement weather is highly recommended.
Stay in slow lane. Because they are on strict schedules, trucks often operate at or above posted speed limits, so you will need to allow them to pass you when needed. For this reason, it is advised that you stay in the non-passing lane(s) to avoid potential problems.
Don’t follow trucks too closely. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and any truck that may be in front of you. Trucks will be hauling anything from food to livestock to liquids -- even hazardous materials. An accident involving these vehicles can lead to catastrophic damage so it’s important to give your vehicle plenty of space between you and the truck in front of you.
Avoid night driving. If at all possible, avoid driving on the highway at night, particularly if you’re not familiar with the Nashville area. Tired truck drivers, poor visibility, and an increase in intoxicated drivers create more dangerous conditions on the roads.
Following these simple, yet important tips will reduce the chances of an unfortunate incident on the roadway this holiday weekend. In the unlikely event you or a family member are involved in an accident involving a truck or other vehicle, contact the attorneys at Stillman and Friedland and an attorney can advise you of your rights as an accident victim.
The law firm offers free and confidential consultations to those who have been injured at work, involved in car accidents, hurt in slip and falls, and other incidents involving a personal injury due to the negligence of another.
Call 1-800-967-2246 or visit http://www.jstillman.com for more information.
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