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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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AAA says Drowsy Driving Could be Fatal after Daylight Savings Time Change

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – Proper rest can very well save your life. Daylight Savings Time began March 12th and the changing of the clock can affect your sleep cycle and increase crash risk behind the wheel.

In 2014, there were 846 drowsy-driving-related deaths recorded in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database. 

AAA urges Motorists to Spring Forward with Safe Driving

AAA urges Motorists to Spring Forward with Safe Driving

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Releases 2016 Top 10 Consumer Complaints

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs announces the top 10 complaint categories for 2016 by Tennessee consumers.

The home improvements category ranked as the No. 1 complaint category with more than 400 consumer complaints.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs Releases Top 10 Consumer Complaints received in 2017

Tennessee Consumer Affairs Releases Top 10 Consumer Complaints received in 2017

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AAA Applauds Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for Addressing Transportation Funding

 

Tennessee Improve Act a Good Starting Point for Sustainable Transportation Funding

AAAKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday a comprehensive transportation funding plan that also includes a tax cut on food and manufacturing.

The proposal is called the IMPROVE Act, “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.

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Ford Motor Company recalls over 600,000 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles because Front Seat Belts May Not Restrain Occupants

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured November 2nd, 2012, to July 31st, 2014, and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured November 14th, 2012, to July 31st, 2014.

In the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail.

2015 Lincoln MKZ is one of the models being recalled by Ford Motor Company.

2015 Lincoln MKZ is one of the models being recalled by Ford Motor Company.

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Kia Motors America recalls over 70,000 Kia Sportage vehicles because Wire Harness may Corrode and Short Circuit

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Kia Sportage vehicles manufactured August 9th, 2007, to May 13th, 2009.

The wire harness cover on the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto the HECU circuit board. If the water is contaminated with salt, such as could occur from melted snow, the wire harness connector pins may corrode and the circuit board may short circuit.

2008 Kia Sportage is one of the models being recalled by Kia Motors America.

2008 Kia Sportage is one of the models being recalled by Kia Motors America.

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Halloween Enforcement and Safety Tips from Tennessee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Highway Safety Office

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) are partnering together for a safe Halloween. The THP will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.

There were four people killed on Halloween night per the Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN) during the 2013-2015 time periods. Two of the four fatal crashes involved drunk drivers.

“There is typically a dramatic increase in pedestrian traffic on Halloween. It is important for us to remind motorists to slow down and watch for children on all roadways. This is a time of good family fun. However, children, parents and motorists must remember that safety comes first,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey said.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

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AAA says Don’t Make Halloween Scarier than it has to be by getting Behind the Wheel Impaired

 

Tow to Go Program Available All Holiday Weekend

AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationTampa, FL – Last year, over half (52%) of all highway fatalities on Halloween night involved an impaired driver according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Frightening statistics like that combined with the increased pedestrian traffic from trick-or-treaters will make for a deadly mix again this Halloween.

Celebrate Halloween Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Halloween Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam To Call Special Session To Prevent Loss of $60 Million in Federal Highway Funds

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced he will call an “extraordinary session” of the 109th General Assembly to consider legislation preventing the loss of $60 million in federal highway funds after the U.S. Department of Transportation deemed the state out of compliance with a federal “zero tolerance” drunk driving statute.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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