According to the Tennessean, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam designated April 4-8, 2011, as Work Zone Awareness Week in Tennessee in an effort to create safer interstate and highway maintenance and construction zones. As the weather warms up, construction increases across Tennessee interstates such as Interstate 40, Interstate 240, Interstate 55, Interstate 24, and Interstate 75.Â At any given time, there can be hundreds of work zones set up in and around Tennessee cities such as Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, and Knoxville.Â Â The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) helped Governor Haslamâ€™s initiative by promoting driver awareness and introducing a smart phone application that allows drivers to keep track of construction sites, lane closures and incidents.Â TDOT also launched a â€śMerge Leftâ€ť campaign that designs the entrance of work zones to flow to the left, creating uniformity in Tennessee construction zones.Â By creating this awareness week, Governor Haslam urges Tennessee drivers to exercise caution and patience when driving through construction zones.Â Nationally, approximately 85% of those killed in work zones are drivers and their passengers.Â In 2010, all of the people who died in construction zone accidents in Tennessee were drivers or passengers.
The Tennessee auto accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) warn clients to drive safely through construction zones by lowering their speed and paying attention to workers and cones.Â With lower speed limits, construction zones can become congested with cars, increasing the probability of getting in a car accident.Â If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, do not hesitate to call the Tennessee car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST lawyers have handled car accident lawsuits in Tennessee for over twenty years and have a thorough understanding of Tennessee driving and insurance laws.Â NST lawyers may speak with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to help determine the cause of an accident and prove another driverâ€™s negligence.Â Proving negligence allows NST lawyers to fight for clients to obtain maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability.
For a free consultation on your car accident case, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004. Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s law firm in Tennessee that pursues maximum compensation for victims of car and trucking accidents in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, and surrounding counties in Tennessee.Â Call NST Law today and let us get started on your case.