Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
The Tennessee car accident attorneys at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates hereby alerts the public that we are currently within the timeframe that is statistically considered the deadliest time of the year to be out on the roads both on a national and a statewide scale. The attorneys at the firm earnestly urge those who will be driving during this time period to use extreme caution when behind the wheel so that some Tennessee auto crashes can be avoided.
Specifically, the attorneys at the law firm point out that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, or NHTSA, seven of the 15 deadliest days of the year to drive fall between August 3 and September 2. These days include August 3, 4, 6, 11 and 31 and September 1 and 2. These statistics were drawn from the years between 1999 and 2008.
The number of Tennessee auto accidents that occur during the month of August are also higher than any other month, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Between the years 2008 and 2010, an average of 99 people were killed in Tennessee car accidents compared to an average of 88 people in June, 84 people in July and 90 people in September.
These troubling statistics compare to the overall statistics regarding Tennessee car accidents in a relatively daunting fashion. Throughout the entire year, approximately 1,000 people are killed in Tennessee auto accidents and another 50,000 people are injured. These numbers have held relatively steady for several years in the state.
As such, the Tennessee car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates ask that the driving public be aware of the dangers that exist on the roads of Tennessee and around the United States during this busy travel time of the year. They also ask that anyone behind the wheel err on the side of driving defensively in order to protect their safety.
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.