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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports Two Boating related Fatalities over July 4th Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reported two-boating related fatalities over the July 4th holiday weekend. The fatal incidents occurred on Old Hickory lake  and Center Hill lake.

The TWRA also reported that boating officers made seven boating under the influence (BUI) arrests. TWRA boating officers were out in full force and checked more than 6,600 boats and issued 210 warnings and 319 citations. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to increase Visibility during Fourth of July Weekend

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign during this year’s Fourth of July holiday period, beginning at 12:01am on Thursday, July 3rd and ending at midnight on Sunday, July 6th.

State troopers will utilize a variety of traffic safety tools, such as driver’s license, sobriety and seat belt checkpoints, saturation patrols, and “No Refusal” enforcement, in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving partner for “Tie One On For Safety” Holiday Campaign

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Colonel Tracy Trott announced today that the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to help raise awareness about the importance of designating a non-drinking driver during holiday celebrations.

Colonel Trott was joined by representatives from MADD to announce the patrol’s participation in the “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbon campaign, which is the organization’s signature nationwide public awareness program.

Tennessee State Trooper ties Mothers Against Drunk Driving ribbon on his patrol car.

Tennessee State Trooper ties Mothers Against Drunk Driving ribbon on his patrol car.

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Clarksville Police to Increase Presence on Tiny Town Road June 17th through June 21st

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, 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.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security releases Memorial Day Holiday Statistics

 

Preliminary Figures Show Decline in Fatal Crashes

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, 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»

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Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off 2013 Boating Season

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, 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.

2013 Boating Season Kicks Off This Memorial Day Weekend

2013 Boating Season Kicks Off This Memorial Day Weekend

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St Patrick’s Day Saturation Patrols Kickoff

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, 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.

Local Law Enforcement Agencies kickeded off St Patrick's Day Saturation Patrols and Sobriety Check Points Friday, March 15th. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Local Law Enforcement Agencies kickeded off St Patrick’s Day Saturation Patrols and Sobriety Check Points Friday, March 15th. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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2012 Tennessee Traffic Fatality figures released by State Officials

 

Tennessee Saw An Increase in Traffic Fatalities in 2012

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, 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»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol prepares Motorists for heavy presence this Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, 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.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Halloween Enforcement

 

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, 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»

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