Topic: Seat Belts
Nashville, TN – In an effort to save lives on Tennessee’s roadways, local law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force beginning April 12th through April 15th, and from April 19th through April 22nd, as part of the “More Cops. More Stops.” campaign to crack down on drivers who are speeding, driving while under the influence or distracted, or not wearing seat belts.
Breaking traffic safety laws has deadly consequences. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee State Troopers Target Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Offenders
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a reminder that the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out in force during the Christmas Holiday period to ensure travelers reach their destination safely.
Tennessee State Troopers will focus their attention on impaired driving and seat belt usage during the holiday, beginning at 12:01am on Friday, December 21st and ending at midnight on Tuesday, December 25th.
Nashville, TN – While there are health challenges in every season, the summer months are loaded with potential risks and hazards that help fill up emergency rooms and generate unnecessary misery.
Most injuries and illnesses occurring from July through September can be avoided with a liberal application of prevention. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – Beware! The 2012 Tennessee Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off today, May 11th to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up. It will kick off nationally on May 21st, 2012.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville has recorded it’s first traffic fatality of 2012, after a violent head on crash occurred Friday in the 1500 block of Madison Street.
The driver of one of the two cars, 20 year old Tyler J. Head of Springfield died at the scene. A passenger in his vehicle, 19 year old Lucas P. Haley, also of Springfield, is in critical but stable condition at a Nashville hospital. The driver of the other vehicle, a Dodge Durango, named Vincent D. Clark of Clarksville, and a passenger in his vehicle, Denesha M. Clark were also injured. Vincent Clark is in stable condition, while Denesha has been released.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department officers were out, November 23rd, 25th, 26th, and 27th, in an effort to improve traffic safety and reduce crashes.
November 23rd, officers were on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard focusing on aggressive, distracted driving, traffic, and seatbelt violations. November 25th, commonly referred to as “Black Friday”, officers expanded the scope of their enforcement to include the area around St. Bethlehem. «Read the rest of this article»
State Troopers will strictly enforce Seat Belt Usage
Nashville, TN – Sixteen people lost their lives on Tennessee roadways during last year’s Thanksgiving Day Holiday period. That’s why the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be hitting the roads, along with millions of Americans, in a high-visibility, safe driving enforcement campaign for the 2011 Thanksgiving Day Holiday.
Beginning at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 23rd through midnight Sunday, November 27th, State Troopers will saturate the interstate systems and high-crash corridors across Tennessee, placing an emphasis on impaired driving, seat belt usage, and traffic law compliance.
“State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce Seat Belt Usage In Click It or Ticket Campaign”
Nashville, TN – With millions of Americans hitting the roads this holiday season, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be kicking up its Thanksgiving Day enforcement from 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 24th through midnight Sunday, November 28th. State Troopers, who will also be conducting a 12-hour “C.A.R.E. Across Tennessee” campaign from 6:00am to 6:00pm on November 24th, have a message for motorists traveling through the state – “Let your little light shine.”
To participate in the C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Enforcement) safe driving campaign, drivers are encouraged to travel with their headlights on to indicate their commitment for safe driving, seat belt usage, and traffic law compliance. In addition, State Troopers will be assigned to every 10-mile stretch of road on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of travel on Interstate 40.
Preliminary Figures Show Decline in Fatal Crashes
Nashville, TN — The Tennessee Department of Safety announced today that preliminary figures indicate nine people were killed in traffic crashes on Tennessee roadways during the 78-hour Fourth of July holiday period, which ran from 6:00pm, Friday, July 2nd through 11:59pm, Monday, July 5th.
The nine fatalities is a drop from the 16 deaths that occurred during last year’s July 4th weekend. Of the nine fatalities this year, six were vehicle occupants; two were motorcyclists; and one was a pedestrian. One of the fatalities was alcohol-related compared to two alcohol-related fatalities in 2009.
“While the preliminary numbers have declined, it is important to also point out that five of the people who died over the Fourth of July weekend were not wearing seat belts,” stated Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Mike Walker. “We always stress the importance of wearing safety restraints. It could make a difference between life and death.” «Read the rest of this article»
NASHVILLE – 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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