Despite laws to prevent it, drivers continue to text and drive. There are many reasons for this, none of which make it an acceptable behavior.
If you are a motorcyclist, you know the pleasures of the open road. In fact, that freedom could be the top reason you joined the club of fellow bikers.
It goes without saying that anyone behind the wheel of a vehicle should avoid distracted driving at all costs. Remember this: Any type of distraction has the potential to cause an accident.
Traffic crashes happen for many reasons. A driver may be intoxicated or on drugs. They may be exhausted and unable to keep their eyes open. They may be distracted by texting or doing something with their cellphone. They could also be distracted by eating, drinking or smoking a cigarette.
There are people who constantly think about what the future will bring, including what will happen after they are gone. There are also people who never think twice about this, as they care about nothing more than "living in the moment."
On Oct. 25, 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) decided to quit using the Lindsay X-LITE model of guardrail end. Around the first of 2017, the TDOT also decided to hire someone to remove the ends of that model of guardrail wherever the speed limit was more than 45 mph. The bidding process for the award of the removal job was supposed to begin on March 31. Most of those specific guardrail ends will be removed during the replacement process.