Topic: Seat Belts
Program to Educate Teens on Importance of Buckling Up
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Campaign Aims to Save Lives on Tennessee Roadways
Nashville, 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.
Preliminary Figures Show Decline in Fatal Crashes
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol today announced a decline in traffic fatalities during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period.
Preliminary figures indicate eight people were killed in traffic crashes on state roadways during the 78-hour holiday enforcement, which ran from 6:00pm, Friday, May 24th through 11:59pm, Monday, May 27th. «Read the rest of this article»
“More Cops. More Stops.” Campaign Aims to Save Lives on Tennessee Roadways
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»
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