When discussing or reading about certain laws, it can be easy for outsiders to see the matters as somewhat cold and impersonal. Statute "XYZ," for example, might read like a technical manual, but when applied to real life holds the future of people's lives and peace of mind in its hands.
“I’m not drunk, I’m just a little buzzed.” It’s a statement that people may have heard someone say in Memphis. It is a justification that might be used by someone who has had a couple of alcoholic drinks and then decides to drive home. The truth is that someone who is only buzzed might even pass a breathalyzer test and avoid arrest, but does having a blood alcohol content below 0.08 mean that a person can operate a vehicle safely?
Last month, a 23-year-old man was killed in a tragic train accident in Brownsville. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the young driver failed to yield at a railroad crossing and his vehicle collided with a CSX train. The man leaves behind a fiancée and a 17-month-old son.
A new year has begun. For some, that means they are exercising more and eating better. For Tennessee law enforcement and traffic safety advocates, it means continued work to prevent motor vehicle accidents in the state.
Many people in Tennessee might never put a lot of thought in to the state of North Dakota. The northern state, however, is part of the heartland of this country, and it is currently an economic gem among the states. Why? Because of oil, of course.