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Tennessee Highway Patrol asks everyone to practice Back To School Safety

 

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott is reminding motorists to exercise an abundance of caution in neighborhoods and around school zones during the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. State Troopers will target speeders, distracted drivers and those who disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

State Troopers issued 5,247 citations in school zones during the 2012-2013 school year. That’s up from 3,856 citations issued in 2011-12. Last year’s citations included 759 speeding violations and two citations for passing a stopped school bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Clarksville Police Department celebrates 30 years of Seat Belt Enforcement during National “Click it or Ticket” campaign

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase seat belt enforcement from May 23rd to June 5th, surrounding of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

“If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes, they’ll tell you—they wish their loved ones had buckled up,” said Lt. Philip Ashby. “The bottom line is that seat belts save lives. If these enforcement crackdowns get people’s attention and get them to buckle up, then we’ve done our job. There is no good excuse for not wearing a seat belt.”

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AAA reports 1 in 5 Motorists do not wear a Seat Belt

 

AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyKnoxville, TN – In 2014, 21,022 motor vehicle passengers lost their lives. Tragically some of these deaths could have been prevented if the passenger had been wearing a seat belt. Seat belts save lives.

Yet, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found  nearly 1 in 5 drivers (17.8%) report having driven without wearing their seat belt in the past 30 days; nearly one-fifth (15.2%) report doing this more than once, and more than 1 in 20 (5.6%) report driving without a seat belt fairly often or regularly.

Rear seated passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash

Rear seated passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to Participates in Safe Campaign

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office for the 2016 Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign.

The SAFE campaign is designed to increase seat belt and child passenger safety restraint usage in Tennessee. Law enforcement agencies participate in the campaign by planning and implementing occupant protection initiatives in their communities.

This is the third year that the Governor’s Highway Safety Office has sponsored this campaign.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conduct Booster Seat Safety Check

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – For National Child Passenger Safety Week the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office provided booster seat inspections for parents and caregivers today from 2:00pm-3:30pm at Moore Magnet Elementary School. Deputies will “Encourage, Educate, and Enforce” vehicle passenger safety for children.

School Resource Officer Tim Adair, Sgt Jimmy Brown, and Sgt Sue Pender, provided hands-on advice and instruction on how to choose the right booster seat and use it correctly.

Booster Seat Safety Check was conducted today at Moore Magnet Elementary School by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Booster Seat Safety Check was conducted today at Moore Magnet Elementary School by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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General Motors recalls over 430,000 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles because Steel Cable that Anchors Seat Belt may Fail

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured April 8th, 2010, to October 11th, 2012.

In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cables that connect the seat belts to the vehicle at the outside of the driver seat and the front passenger seat may be bent from being sat on while entering the vehicle. This repeated bending may result in the cable breaking.

2012 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

2012 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the vehicle models being recalled.

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Clarksville Police arrest two in morning shooting at BP

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On January 10th, 2014 the Clarksville Police Department along with the  Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a shooting that occurred at the BP (Kangaroo and The Pantry) on Lafayette Road and Ryder Avenue.

The suspects fled in their vehicle from the scene of the shooting. Deandre Lamar Lisenbee and Dekwon Malik Elleby of Clarksville have been arrested for the shooting. The investigating officer is Detective Thomas Tranberg.

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Sponsors Click It and Ticket Teen Safety Belt Campaign

 

Program to Educate Teens on Importance of Buckling Up

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Each year, dozens of Tennessee teens die in traffic crashes and many of those are not wearing safety belts. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) wants to help save lives by encouraging more teens to wear their safety belts. The GHSO is partnering with State Farm Insurance, Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (JACOA) and four Tennessee high schools to sponsor a program called Click It AND Ticket.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol encourages Back To School Safety

 

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott is reminding motorists to exercise an abundance of caution in neighborhoods and around school zones during the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. State Troopers will target speeders, distracted drivers and those who disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

State Troopers issued 5,247 citations in school zones during the 2012-2013 school year. That’s up from 3,856 citations issued in 2011-12. Last year’s citations included 759 speeding violations and two citations for passing a stopped school bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Teams Up with Law Enforcement for More Cops, More Stops

 

Campaign Aims to Save Lives on Tennessee Roadways

Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety OfficeNashville, TN – Law enforcement across the state will be out in force from July 18th to July 21st and from July 25th to July 28th for the final phase of the More Cops. More Stops. campaign to crack down on drivers who are speeding, drunk, distracted, or not wearing a seat belt.

Too many lives have been lost on Tennessee’s roadways as a result of basic traffic safety law violations.

Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and Local Law Enforcement team up for for More Cops, More Stops. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and Local Law Enforcement team up for for More Cops, More Stops. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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