The excitement over the holidays has definitely settled in among Tennessee residents. Thanksgiving is just days away. Thoughts of turkey, stuffing, pie and time off from work are dancing in people's minds. Hopefully, those thoughts won't take over when people are supposed to be focusing on the roads.
There are many working parts when it comes to the entire goal of traffic safety. There are motorists, some on motorcycles and others in SUVs. There are pedestrians and bicyclists. There are traffic laws, some new some old. There are drunk drivers, distracted drivers and simply drivers who make dumb decisions.
With the relatively recent discovery of oil in North Dakota, more oil is finding its way to areas across the U.S. by rail more and more. What might be good for the economy and the oil industry, however, might prove to be not so good for soe train workers, not to mention the environment.