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AAA reports New Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create Increased Distractions Behind the Wheel

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Drivers using in-vehicle technologies like voice-based and touch screen features were visually and mentally distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message.

AAA Foundation study reveals in-vehicle technology takes one step forward, two steps back.

AAA Foundation study reveals in-vehicle technology takes one step forward, two steps back.

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AAA says 90 Percent of Senior Drivers Don’t Make Vehicle Adjustments That Can Improve Safety

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – Nearly 90 percent of older drivers do not make inexpensive adaptations to their vehicles that can improve safety and extend their time behind the wheel, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Common vehicle adaptations like pedal extensions, seat cushions and steering wheel covers can help to improve safety by reducing a senior driver’s crash risk. Seniors aged 65 and over are more than twice as likely as younger drivers to be killed when involved in a crash.

Most senior drivers surveyed by the AAA Foundation are not taking advantage of simple, inexpensive features that can improve safety and extend their time behind the wheel. (AAA)

Most senior drivers surveyed by the AAA Foundation are not taking advantage of simple, inexpensive features that can improve safety and extend their time behind the wheel. (AAA)

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Clarksville Police to increase presence during Holiday Season

 

Holidays can be a Joyful, Yet Dangerous Time of Year

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department will be out in force over the holiday season keeping citizens safe from impaired drivers. CPD Officers will conduct impaired driving saturation patrols, which are partially funded by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, December 15th, 29th, 30th and 31st from 8:00pm to 4:00am.

Saturation patrols involve deploying additional police officers to target roadways during specific time periods to detect and apprehend impaired drivers. The main focus of the officers is to find impaired drivers by looking for erratic driving behavior in addition to traffic violations.

Clarksville Police will be out in force this holiday season keeping our roads safe from impaired drivers.

Clarksville Police will be out in force this holiday season keeping our roads safe from impaired drivers.

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Citizens Police Academy Alumni helps Clarksville Police Department kick off Child Passenger Safety Week

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Citizens Police Academy Alumni provided the perfect kickoff for Child Passenger Safety Week 2017 by generously donating $1,000 worth of child safety seats to the Clarksville Police Department.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. Every 33 seconds in 2015, one child under the age of 13 was involved in a crash.

Citizens Police Academy Alumni’s Generosity Helps Clarksville Police Department Kick Off Child Passenger Safety Week, September 17th-23rd, 2017

Citizens Police Academy Alumni’s Generosity Helps Clarksville Police Department Kick Off Child Passenger Safety Week, September 17th-23rd, 2017

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Clarksville Police Department partners with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Increase Drunk Driving Enforcement during Labor Day Weekend

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach.

Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways. This year, Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.

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General Motors recalls over 2 million Vehicles due to Defective Ignition Switch

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is recalling vehicles because a defective ignition switch can affect the safe operation of airbag systems.

If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

2011 Chevrolet HHR is one of the models being recalled.

2011 Chevrolet HHR is one of the models being recalled.

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Tennessee Joins Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina for “Operation Southern Shield”

 

Clarksville Police Department will be taking part in “Operation Southern Shield”

Governor’s Highway Safety OfficeNashville, TN – Today, July 17th, 2017, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) was joined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and law enforcement partners for a press event to launch “Operation Southern Shield,” a regional mobilization to crack down on speeding from July 17th to July 23rd, 2017.

The Clarksville Police Department will be joining in this effort and providing increased presence on US-41A (Madison Street, 41-A bypass, Providence Boulevard, Fort Campbell Boulevard, and Riverside Drive.

“Operation Southern Shield” to Increase Speed Enforcement Across the Southeast.

“Operation Southern Shield” to Increase Speed Enforcement Across the Southeast.

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Ford recalls over 370,000 2015-2017 Transit Vehicles because Driveshaft Coupling may Fail

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling all 2015-2017 Transit vehicles except 156″ and 178″ wheelbase Chassis Cab and Cut-Away bodies.

In the affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may prematurely fail.

2015-2017 Fort Transit Vehicles recalled due to possible Driveshaft Coupling Failure.

2015-2017 Fort Transit Vehicles recalled due to possible Driveshaft Coupling Failure.

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TDHS asks Tennesseans Responsible for Children Transportation to “Look Before You Lock”

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Temperatures are heating up with the start of summer only days away. The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Care Licensing Team is increasing its focus on transportation.

TDHS Child Care Licensing program evaluators will conduct additional unannounced visits to child care agencies approved to transport children.

These visits are conducted during hot summer months to ensure agencies are following transportation licensing rules intended to prevent children from being left on a vehicle unattended.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Increases Transportation Checks at Child Care Agencies, Encourages All Tennesseans Responsible for Transporting Children to "Look Before You Lock".

Tennessee Department of Human Services Increases Transportation Checks at Child Care Agencies, Encourages All Tennesseans Responsible for Transporting Children to “Look Before You Lock”.

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AAA offers Tow to Go Program this St. Patrick’s Day

 

AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationKnoxville, TN – In 2015, 30 people (25% of all crash fatalities) were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

During post-party hours, between midnight and 5:59am, nearly a third of crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. 

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day holiday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day holiday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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