More Fatal Crashes Per Miles Driven | The Law Offices of G Turner Howard III

Our streets have been refreshingly empty the past several weeks due to the Covid19 quarantine and social distancing mandate.

Used to be, it was like an overflow parking lot on many Knoxville streets. I’m thinking of that westbound stretch on Kingston Pike from Kroger in Bearden to Northshore Drive. You’ve been there. You know what I’m talking about.

But lately that stretch has been delightfully free and open due to this “new normal.”

Problem is that with less auto congestion and police hesitant to issue speeding citations due to their fear of being exposed to the Coronavirus, folks, including yours truly, have been tempted to speed up. I mean, it’s hard to resist, and I know you know what I mean.

But here’s the downside to that temptation (why is there always a downside to temptation!?): Latest figures released by the National Safety Council reveal a significant uptick in fatal car crashes per miles driven. In other words, there may be less auto wrecks, but the ones occurring are much more severe due to increased speeds.

Bottom Line: Please don’t speed, regardless. Be extra wary of other cars on our streets and highways. Just be careful, because what’s the point of surviving the inconvenience of this Coronavirus quarantine only to get in an automobile accident due to carelessness.

If you do have an accident, despite whose fault it may be, call our experienced G3 Team for a free consultation.

You’ve got nothing to lose by doing so.


G Turner Howard III
G3 Attorney, Wreck Attorney


After spending his secondary years of study at The McCallie School in Chattanooga, G Turner Howard III earned his BA at Tulane University. A member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, he received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Before becoming an attorney, he earned a Master’s and Doctor of Divinity at Andrews Theological Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary. He also served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army in Vietnam. With more than 20 years of experience, his firm has helped clients receive millions of dollars for personal injury, and in many cases, much faster than they ever expected.
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