One life lost is one too many, but we are encouraged by last year's fatality results and will continue to make every effort to ensure the public's safety on Tennessee roadways.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 06, 2012
The Tennessee car accident attorneys at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates hereby alert the public of the release of the preliminary statistics regarding fatalities that resulted from Tennessee auto accidents during the year of 2011. The initial reports indicate that the number of fatalities that occurred on the roads of Tennessee fell below 1,000 people for just the third time in the past 48 years.
The statistics regarding Tennessee auto accident fatalities were released by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. They are classified as preliminary because it’s possible that not all of the statistics have yet been submitted by different counties. However, these Tennessee auto accident fatality statistics reveal that 947 people were killed in Tennessee traffic accidents in 2011, and this would mark just the third time in 48 years that there were fewer than 1,000 fatalities in any given year.
The state credits several factors in this drop in Tennessee traffic accident fatalities, including enforcement of seatbelt laws, better overall awareness by drivers, advancements in equipment and stricter enforcement of Tennessee DUI laws. "One life lost is one too many, but we are encouraged by last year's fatality results and will continue to make every effort to ensure the public's safety on Tennessee roadways," Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Tracy Trott said.
No statistics have yet been released regarding the injuries that were suffered in Tennessee traffic accidents during 2011, but the statistics regarding previous years indicate that approximately 50,000 people are injured in these crashes on an annual basis. The Tennessee auto accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates would like to encourage the drivers in the state to continue to make the effort to drive safely when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
About Michael D. Ponce & Associates
Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.poncelaw.com, is a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who have been handling cases on behalf of clients in legal matters including personal injury and negligence, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, premises liability, swimming pool accidents, dog bite injuries, bed bug cases, wrongful death and social security disability matters.