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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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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 to Enforce Seat Belt Usage this Memorial Day Weekend

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to step up efforts to enforce seat belt usage over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. State Troopers along with other state and local law enforcement agencies are participating in the national seat belt enforcement campaign, Click it or Ticket, May 21st through June 3rd.

The 2012 Memorial Day holiday period begins at midnight, Friday, May 25th and will end at 11:59pm, Monday, May 28th. Nineteen people were killed on Tennessee roadways during the 2011 Memorial Day holiday weekend. That’s up from 13 fatalities in 2010. Last year, alcohol was involved in six of the fatalities, and 50 percent of the vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts. During the 78-hour holiday time period, two pedestrians and seven motorcyclists were killed. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Year’s Holiday Weekend Traffic Fatalities Decline

 

Lowest Number of Traffic Deaths on Record during New Year’s Period

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – Preliminary reports indicate two people were killed during the New Year’s holiday weekend, compared with six fatalities during last year’s holiday period.  Statistics for the 2011-2012 New Year’s holiday reflect the time period from 6:00pm, Friday, December 30th, 2011, to midnight Monday, January 2nd, 2012.

There were two fatal crashes during the 2011-2012 New Year’s holiday period. Both were single vehicle crashes, and both victims were not wearing safety restraints. Alcohol was a factor in one of the crashes. «Read the rest of this article»

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Decline in traffic fatalities over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

 

thpcar2NASHVILLE – Preliminary reports indicate seven people were killed during the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, compared to 10 fatalities during last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. Statistics for the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday reflect the time period from 6:00 p.m., Wednesday November 25, 2009, to midnight Sunday, November 29, 2009.

If preliminary figures hold true, the number of fatalities during the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday would be the same as in 1983, when seven people were killed during the 102-hour holiday time period. Seven is the fewest number of traffic fatalities ever recorded during a Thanksgiving holiday by the Tennessee Department of Safety. The highest number of people killed during a Thanksgiving holiday period happened in 1966, when 34 people were killed in crashes on Tennessee roadways. In 2007, there were 13 fatalities during the 4-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend and in 2006 20 fatalities were recorded. «Read the rest of this article»

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