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A quick Google search of Memphis railroad fatalities yields tragic and startling results - far too many are killed or seriously injured in train-car collisions each year. These tragedies are easily avoided, however, by following some very basic train safety rules. According to the National Safety Council, you are 40 times more likely to be killed in an accident with a train than with another automobile. Remember that trains do not always follow set schedules, so when approaching a track, always expect a train to be nearby. It isn’t safe to stop closer than 15 feet, so be mindful of the lined barriers in front of the tracks! Here are a few other tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe on roads near tracks:
The Waze app is the largest community-based GPS app. Their tagline is “Outsmarting Traffic. Together.” The app is available on iPhone and Android devices and functions like one big carpool!
It is no secret that one of the most important things when it comes to automobile safety is clear vision. But, you may be surprised to learn that every state has different standards when it comes to licensure. In Tennessee, for example, original applicants (not renewal) must pass a vision test and have a visual acuity of 20/40 or better. If you do not have good vision you are required to see your optometrist and get corrective lenses and return with a note. You will then be issued a restricted license that requires you to wear your lenses while driving or receive a ticket.
In 2017 the U.S. government allotted $908 million dollars to the federal GPS program in the annual budget. Most of that funding came from the Department of Defense and the rest funded by the Department of Transportation. However, the program didn’t always garner so much support. In fact, evolution of the GPS began decades earlier.
Our cars come equipped with multiple features that are meant to protect us in case of an accident. One very important feature is your car’s headrest. Knowing its proper placement and how you can use it in the event of an accident could protect you from sustaining an injury in a crash!
You’ve already prepared and gotten your vehicle ready for winter. But, now you have to drive in winter conditions, are you prepared? Life doesn’t stop because of the change of seasons, so whether or not you’ve driven in winter conditions before it is important to know certain things before hitting the road. Here are a few tips to keep you safe this season!
Here in Collierville we have already had our first snowfall, which is unusual for this time of year down South. Whether you live in the Memphis area or somewhere winter precipitation is seen on a much larger scale, you need to know how to get your vehicle ready for winter! Here are a few things you can do to winterize your vehicle and keep your family safe on the roads this season: