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Tennessee Department of Safety to begin Christmas Holiday Enforcement December 21st

 

Tennessee State Troopers Target Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Offenders

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a reminder that the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out in force during the Christmas Holiday period to ensure travelers reach their destination safely.

Tennessee State Troopers will focus their attention on impaired driving and seat belt usage during the holiday, beginning at 12:01am on Friday, December 21st and ending at midnight on Tuesday, December 25th.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Clarksville Police Department Reports the Death of Evelyn Dean after Dover Road Accident

 

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Evelyn Dean

Evelyn Dean

Clarksville, TN – Evelyn Dean of Woodlawn, TN, has died from the injuries she sustained during a May 18th, 2012 crash on Dover Rd. She was 85 years old.

The crash occurred on May 18th, 2012 around 2:00pm. Dean who was driving a KIA Sportage, pulled out of Donna Drive directly in front of an Isuzu Rodeo which was traveling west on Dover Road, resulting in a collision between the two vehicles. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Releases Memorial Weekend Statistics

 

Preliminary Figures Show Decline in Fatal Crashes

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN - Preliminary figures from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security show 10 people were killed in traffic crashes on Tennessee roadways during this year’s 78-hour Memorial Day holiday period.  This is a drop from the 13 fatalities that occurred during the 2010 Memorial Day holiday weekend and 16 deaths in 2009.

The 2011 Memorial Day weekend ran from 6:00pm, Friday, May 27th through 11:59pm, Monday, May 30th. During that time, there were 10 fatal crashes that resulted in 10 fatalities. Six crashes were single vehicle wrecks, while four of them were multiple car crashes. Five of the people killed were vehicle occupants, four were motorcyclists and one was a pedestrian. Three of the five (60 percent) vehicle occupants killed were not wearing safety restraints.

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THP Urges Motorists Beware: Drunk Driving Will Not Be Tolerated

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will do its part to ensure those celebrating Halloween enjoy the fall tradition responsibly and safely. Trick-or-treaters, parents and adult party goers are encouraged to follow a few simple rules to avoid becoming a scary statistic.

“Halloween is often one of the deadliest nights of the year for impaired drivers,” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “The decision to prevent a horrible accident from happening is easy – don’t drink and drive. Our State Troopers are prepared to patrol and remove any and all drunk drivers from our roadways.”   «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Issues Labor Day Crackdown Warning

 

Major Statewide Law enforcement effort seeks to save lives

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) prepares for its second summer enforcement campaign as the 2010 Labor Day holiday weekend draws near. The THP will participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest attack on impaired driving, beginning Friday, September 3rd, at 6:00pm and ending Monday, September 6th, at 11:59 pm.

“In an effort to crackdown on impaired driving incidents, our state troopers will join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies throughout the state and nation this holiday period,” Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell said. “Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. The THP will be vigilant in protecting our roadways from the careless decisions of those who choose to put Tennesseans in harms way.”  «Read the rest of this article»

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THP, MADD and local Law enforcement issue Labor Day crackdown warning

 

Major statewide Law enforcement effort seeks to save lives

TennesseeDepartmentofSafetyNashville – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today announced State Troopers will be out in full force during the Labor Day holiday period. They will join thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies throughout the state and nation as they take part in the Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest crackdown on impaired driving. The Official Labor Day holiday weekend begins Friday, September 4, at 6 p.m. and ends Monday, September 7, at 11:59 p.m.

Tennessee Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell reminded Tennessee motorists that, “Driving with a BAC of .08 or higher is illegal in every state. Yet we continue to see a tragic number of people with debilitating injuries and deaths as a result of impaired driving. This careless disregard for human life must stop. To help ensure that happens, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is dedicated to arresting impaired drivers wherever and whenever we find them.”

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