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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security release preliminary 4th of July Holiday Results

 

Preliminary Figures Show Statewide Decrease in Traffic Fatalities

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced preliminary figures that indicated five people were killed in traffic crashes during this year’s Fourth of July holiday period. That’s a decrease from the 12 vehicular deaths during the 2014 Fourth of July period.

There were three vehicle occupants, one motorcyclist and one pedestrian killed during this year’s 72-hour holiday period. One of the traffic fatalities was alcohol-related and one was not wearing a seat belt.

Tennessee Highway Patrol

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports Single Boating-Related Fatality over 4th of July Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported a single boating-related fatality over the July 4th holiday weekend. The holiday boating period extended from July 3rd-5th.

The fatal incident occurred on Kentucky Lake on July 5th when a victim drowned after falling off a boat and is classified as a boating-related incident.

TWRA boating officers made six boating under the influence (BUI) arrests and one additional arrest. «Read the rest of this article»

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Independence Day History

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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TDOT says Construction Won’t Slow July 4th Travelers in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at midnight on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 through 6:00am on Monday, July 6th, 2015 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways July 2nd - 6th. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways July 2nd – 6th. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol releases 4th of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy

 

Tennessee State Troopers to Utilize Data-Driven Enforcement to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a variety of traffic safety tools and utilize data-driven enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday period to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. The traffic safety campaign will begin at 12:01am on Friday, July 3rd and conclude at midnight on Sunday, July 5th.

Twelve people were killed in Tennessee during last year’s 96-hour Fourth of July holiday period. That’s down from the 19 vehicular deaths during the 2013 July 4th holiday. Of last year’s 12 traffic fatalities, seven were vehicle occupants and five were motorcyclists. Four (57%) of the individuals killed were not wearing seat belts and three of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission gives Fireworks Safety Tips

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission gives Fireworks Safety Tips for this Fourth of July Holiday. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day.

Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 200 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

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Fort Campbell MWR Independence Day Salute to the Nation and Concert set for July 4th, 2015

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell MWR is hosting a Salute to the Nation and Concert on July 4th featuring Lee Ann Womack with guest star Peter Moon Band. Festivities will include a Division Ceremony, an Air Assault Demonstration, the concert, ending with fireworks at 9:30pm.

This event is free and takes place at the Division Parade Field

The event kicks off the Division Ceremony at 6:30pm followed by an Air Assault Demonstration at 7:30pm. Lee Ann Womack takes the stage at 8:00pm and the night concludes with a fireworks show at 9:30pm.

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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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Fort Campbell celebrates the birth of our nation with a bang!

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell and the surrounding communities came together to celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day with a bang at Fort Campbell’s USAA and MWR’s (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) Independence Day Carnival and Fireworks display.

“This is what we’re here for! We’re here to celebrate the birth of our nation, our soldiers and their families, and our civilians workers. They give so much to us and this is our way of giving back to them especially today on our nation’s birthday,” said Rayna Holly from the Fort Campbell Public Affiars Office.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation says Construction Won’t Slow July 4th Travelers

 

No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways July 3rd-7th

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00am on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 through 6:00am on Monday, July 7th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

TDOT to halt lane Closures July 4th holiday Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures July 4th holiday Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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