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6 Interesting Statistics About Tennessee Traffic Accidents

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Whether you have been in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of accident while driving or you are simply just curious, it can be interesting to know how common traffic accidents are in Tennessee, especially over the last year relative to other years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By seeing and processing this data, you can become more aware of how serious of a problem vehicle crashes are in Tennessee and hopefully, figure out ways to avoid them in the future so you are not faced with any severe personal injuries

6 Facts About Tennessee Vehicle Accidents

  1. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there was nearly a 5 percent increase in traffic accident fatalities in 2020 relative to 2019.

  2. Also since the COVID-19 crisis, about 30 percent more tickets were issued in 2020 than in 2019 for speeding above 100 miles per hour.

  3. Over the last four years, including 2020, the counties with the highest crash rate in Tennessee were these top five:

    1. Davidson County (31,419 accidents per year on average with the first highest crash rate)

    2. Shelby County (37,740 accidents per year on average with the second-highest crash rate)

    3. Madison County (3,838 accidents per year on average with the third-highest crash rate)

    4. Hamilton County (13,397 accidents per year on average with the fourth-highest crash rate)

    5. Rutherford County (10,337 accidents per year on average with the fifth-highest crash rate)

In contrast, Campbell County’s crash rate rating was in the top 20 with an average of 1,059 accidents per year over the last four years, including 2020, for a rank of number 20.  

  1. Last year in 2020, Friday was the most common day for traffic accidents in Tennessee, with a grand total of 29,639 accidents occurring on that day.

  2. Last year in 2020, between 3 pm and 6 pm was the most common time of day for a traffic accident in Tennessee, with a total of 42,406 accidents taking place across counties.

  3. Last year in 2020, the most traffic accident-prone month was October in Tennessee, with a total of 17,032 crashes taking place during that month.

Contact a Jacksboro, TN Personal Injury Attorney

While the hope is to make sure you stay safe on the road with your car, truck, or motorcycle, that might not always be the case, and you might eventually suffer injuries while driving or riding. If you are faced with a personal injury like this, you should immediately call a highly skilled Campbell County car accident lawyer. Call the talented team at the Law Office of William F. Evans today at 423-449-7980 to schedule a free consultation. They will fight for your rights to the appropriate amount of compensation so you can focus on your recovery.

 

Sources:

https://www.wvlt.tv/2020/09/23/traffic-deaths-rise-in-tennessee-during-covid-19-pandemic/

https://www.tn.gov/safety/stats/crashdata.html

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/CountyCrashRankings2020.pdf

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/DayOfWeek.pdf

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/Month.pdf

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