Clarksville, TN – During the week of June 17th thru June 21st citizen can expect an increased presence of the Clarksville Police Department on Tiny Town Road. Tiny Town Road has had 6 fatality crashes since 2009.
In order to change driving habits on Tiny Town Road the Clarksville Police Department will have additional Officers in the area between 7:00am and 9:00pm concentrating on speeding and other violations that have contributed to the crashes in this area.
Preliminary Figures Show Decline in Fatal Crashes
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol today announced a decline in traffic fatalities during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period.
Preliminary figures indicate eight people were killed in traffic crashes on state roadways during the 78-hour holiday enforcement, which ran from 6:00pm, Friday, May 24th through 11:59pm, Monday, May 27th. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.
Annually, the Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year over the holiday weekend, there were no boating fatalities for the second consecutive year. There were six reported accidents, two of which resulted in injuries.
Clarksville, TN – Several law enforcement agencies were present in Clarksville as the Governor’s Highway Safety Office announced the kick off of a series of saturation patrols and sobriety check points in Clarksville-Montgomery County and all across the State of Tennessee during the St Patrick’s day weekend.
Law enforcement agencies will be out in a concentrated effort to ensure your safety over the holiday weekend.
Tennessee Saw An Increase in Traffic Fatalities in 2012
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials today joined representatives from the state’s Department of Transportation and Governor’s Highway Safety Office to announce the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in 2012.
Early figures indicate there was an increase in vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways last year. These figures include all vehicular fatalities in Tennessee reported by law enforcement agencies across the state. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Colonel Tracy Trott are reminding citizens to expect a “No Refusal” and high-visibility, safe driving enforcement campaign during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period. The “No Refusal” enforcement will begin at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 21st and end at midnight, Sunday, November 25th.
The “No Refusal” law allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. The goal is to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways. The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the third “No Refusal” enforcement effort, following campaigns over the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday periods.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.
Last year in Tennessee, no one was killed on Halloween between midnight, October 31st, 2011, through 6:00am, November 1st, 2011. That compares to one person killed in one crash on Halloween during the same time period in 2010.
“There is typically a dramatic increase in pedestrian traffic on Halloween. We want to remind motorists to slow down and watch for children on all roadways. Halloween should be a time for good family fun. However, children, parents and motorists must remember that safety comes first,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol Promote Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Nashville, TN – May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol are encouraging motorists to exercise caution in response to the rise in motorcycle fatalities in the state and across the nation this year.
Motorcycle fatalities accounted for 12.0 percent of total fatalities within Tennessee in 2011. As of May 7th, there has been a 31 percent increase in motorcycle fatalities in the state, compared to this same time last year. Thirty-eight motorcyclists have died in crashes this year, and preliminary figures show four were killed in the first week of May alone. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is stepping up traffic enforcement on Tiny Town Road due to the crashes and fatalities occurring on the roadway.
On April 30th, 2012 the traffic unit and patrol will dedicate officers for strictly enforcing all traffic laws with a focus on reducing crashes and saving lives. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – In preparation for this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is gearing up for a statewide DUI enforcement campaign with more than 50 sobriety and driver license checkpoints planned across the state. The 2012 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period begins at midnight, Saturday, March 17th and ends at 11:59pm, Sunday March 18th.
“We take traffic safety enforcement seriously throughout the year and especially on holidays,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. “St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular holiday for many Americans to celebrate with friends and family. We want to remind all citizens to act responsibly, obey the rules of the road, and never drink and drive.” «Read the rest of this article»
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