Things To Know About Road Safety And Accidents

November 13, 2018

Did You Know?

  • A traffic ticket does not actually decide fault in a crash.
  • The ticket is not even admissible in a civil trial.
  • The dashes in the highway separating the lanes are the same length as a basketball rim’s height! (This one is so surprising I actually titled my first book “Two feet or Ten?: What You Don’t See When You Drive”)
  • “Tightness” after an accident usually becomes pain and stiffness after the adrenaline wears off.
  • Taking photos or videos of cars in an accident before any are moved preserves important evidence.
  • Witnesses information does not always wind up on police reports. Get phone numbers.
  • Surveillance cameras of nearby businesses sometimes film crashes. Ask them to keep them or film it off the screen.
  • It is only illegal to enter an intersection on a red light, but not to pass through one under it.
  • Turn lane lights are often triggered by either a small radar on the light or by pressure pads embedded in the asphalt.
  • Motorcycles sometimes do not weigh enough to trigger a pressure pad.
  • The white line on the right side the road is properly called the “fog line.”
  • Side mirrors should be adjusted to show blind spots in adjacent lanes rather than seeing mostly the side of your own car.
  • When defrosting your car, have the air conditioner engaged to remove moisture.
  • Airbags generally should not deploy if you are simply rear-ended.
  • That statute of limitations on competent adults in Tennessee for personal injury is one year. Suit must be properly filed in the time frame.
  • Uninsured motorists auto coverage protects you and members of your household when any are injured by an at fault party such as:
    -your child is a pedestrian struck by a “hit and run” motorist.
    -you are a passenger in another vehicle without insurance that hits a tree.
    -your wife is driving your vehicle when hit by an Uninsured DUI driver.

What you don’t know can hurt you.

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