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Do you really understand the risks of distracted driving?

The scary thing about distracted driving is that, much like drunk driving, the people who engage in the behavior are unlikely to admit that it impairs their driving. Distracted driving is a crime in Tennessee, but, more importantly, this behavior puts everyone else on the road at risk.

How much of a threat is distracted driving? According to the Centers for Disease Control's motor vehicle safety statistics, it's a serious one. Every day, nine people across the United States die in collisions caused by distracted drivers. There are also more than 1,000 people who sustain serious injuries in distraction-related crashes every day.

Commercial truck drivers and motorists can take precautions

You're familiar with the streets of Knoxville. You drive them almost every day. You have seen semi trucks on the road with you. It can be frustrating and nerve wracking to drive along side an 18-wheeler. Commercial truck drivers require special training and licensing. They are often considered experienced drivers.

Commercial truck drivers take these precautions when they hit the road:

Commercial truck drivers and motorists can take precautions

You're familiar with the streets of Knoxville. You drive them almost every day. You have seen semi trucks on the road with you. It can be frustrating and nerve wracking to drive along side an 18-wheeler. Commercial truck drivers require special training and licensing. They are often considered experienced drivers.

Commercial truck drivers take these precautions when they hit the road: