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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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Hyundai recalls over 400,000 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles because Secondary Hood Latch may Bind and not Latch

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch actuating cable may corrode and bind, causing the secondary hood latch to remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.

If the hood is not securely closed or the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the models being recalled.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the models being recalled.

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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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