Topic: Fourth of July
Nashville, TN – Five people lost their lives in vehicular crashes on Tennessee roadways during last year’s New Year’s Eve holiday period. Sixty percent of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-related crashes.
That’s why the Tennessee Highway Patrol will join with local law enforcement agencies to conduct another “No Refusal” DUI enforcement campaign during the 2012-13 New Year’s Eve holiday, beginning at 6:00pm, Friday, December 28th and concluding at midnight on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. «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.
Clarksville, TN – The hot and dry conditions that have gripped Clarksville has many residents concerned about shooting fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. The City of Clarksville usually allows fireworks to be shot between July 1st-7th in the city limits. There are no restrictions in the county.
has learned that Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has had discussions with fire officials about those concerns, and will make a decision if the weather does not improve.
Preliminary Figures Show Seven Deaths
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced today that the decline in traffic fatalities continues as preliminary figures for the 2011 Fourth of July holiday period resulted in the lowest number of deaths since 1998 (8). Early estimates indicate seven people were killed in traffic crashes on Tennessee roadways during the 78-hour holiday weekend, which ran from 6:00pm, Friday, July 1st, through 11:59pm, Monday, July 4th.
Drop in Fatalities Coincides with Increase in DUI Arrests
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott announced Wednesday that the preliminary number of people killed in fatal accidents on Tennessee’s highways and roads is down 15 percent for the first six months of 2011, compared to the same time period in 2010.
The THP reports 440 fatalities in Tennessee from January 1st through June 30th, 2011. That is 77 fewer than the 517 people killed in vehicle accidents during the same dates in 2010. These figures include all vehicular fatalities in Tennessee reported by law enforcement agencies across the state.
Nashville, TN – A Greer Stadium crowd of 9,944 fans watched thetop the division-rival Memphis Redbirds in an exciting 5-4 victory on Independence Day in the opener of a four-game series.
In the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases loaded, outfielder Brett Carroll was hit by a Chuckie Fick inside fastball to force the game-winning run to score from third base. Nashville loaded the bases earlier in the inning on a walk, base hit and Memphis fielding error.
Monday, July 4th, 2011, 7:00pm-9:00pm CT – Channel 8
Washington, D.C. - America’s biggest and brightest birthday party, A Capitol Fourth, features unrivaled musical performances by some of the country’s best known and award-winning musicians in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Nashville, TN – Since participation in outdoor activities this Fourth of July likely means encountering extreme heat, the state Department of Health calls on Tennesseans to use simple tips to reduce the risk of heat-related illness this holiday weekend and throughout the summer.
Fourth of July Festivities Best Enjoyed from Safe Distances
Nashville, TN – Fireworks are a tradition of summer activities for many adults and children. However, fireworks cause thousands of injuries and emergency room visits each year, and more of these injuries occur during Fourth of July festivities than any other holiday. As Independence Day approaches, the Tennessee Department of Health urges residents to practice safe and responsible use of fireworks to avoid injuries.
“We want all Tennesseans and visitors to remain safe this holiday and enjoy their Fourth of July celebrations without visiting an emergency department for a fireworks-related injury,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “The best way to prevent fireworks-related injuries is to leave fireworks displays to trained professionals.” «Read the rest of this article»
Safety Urged for July 4th Holiday Weekend
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials remind all those who visit the state’s waterways for the July Fourth holiday to be safe for what is annually one of the busiest weekends of the year.
TWRA officials emphasize the use of personal flotation devices (PFDs) while boating in a safe and responsible manner. The TWRA wants all those who visit the waterways to have an enjoyable time. However, TWRA officers will be on the watch for dangerous boating behavior, such as boating under the influence (BUI) and other reckless operation. «Read the rest of this article»
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