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Tennessee Department of Transportation offers Motorists the Chance to Create Messages for Overhead Signs

 

Got Something Clever to Say About Highway Safety?

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – “Eyes on the Road & Head out of Your Apps”, “Buckle Up Y’all, It’s the Law”, and “Ho Ho Hold Your Calls”. Those are just a few of the overhead sign messages that have caught the attention of Tennessee motorists recently. Think you can come up with one better?

For the first time, TDOT will offer drivers the chance to craft their own highway safety messages.

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Tennessee Department of Health encourages Women to make their own Health a Priority

 

National Women’s Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2013

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – It’s your time, ladies! The Tennessee Department of Health joins celebrations of National Women’s Health Week, which kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12th.

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Tennessee Department of Health says its the Season to do Yard and Farm Work Safely

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Farmers and recreational gardeners will use a variety of tools, equipment and chemicals in the coming weeks to encourage that perfect crop, field or lawn.

The Tennessee Department of Health and the Department of Environment and Conservation are reminding professionals and amateurs alike to think about health and safety as outdoor work calls.

Everyone needs to think about how to protect yourself when working outdoors.

Everyone needs to think about how to protect yourself when working outdoors.

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Clarksville Police Department Saturation Patrol Statistics from March 22nd-23rd, 2013

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired driving saturation patrols March 22nd and 23rd, 2013 partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office .

During this time, there were 119 vehicles stopped and 145 charges issued.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Clarksville Police saturation patrol. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County St. Patrick’s Weekend DUI Blitz

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – Law enforcement had a highly visible presence over the St Patrick’s Day weekend. On Friday and Saturday nights there was a combination of Sobriety Checkpoints and saturation patrols on the roadways around Montgomery County.

Officers from Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Dover Police Department, and Austin Peay State University were part of the team effort to ensure to reduce injuries and save lives on the roads of Clarksville-Montgomery County.

St. Patrick's Weekend DUI Blitz. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

St. Patrick’s Weekend DUI Blitz. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Clarksville Police reports Woman Crashes on Ringgold Road and Dies from her Injuries

 

A 21 year old woman dies from injuries sustained from a single car crash on Ringgold Road which occurred November 18th, 2012.

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On November 18th, 2012, around 3:05am, there was a Fatal Accident Crash Team callout at 690 Ringgold Road. It was a single car crash.

Amber Webster, 21, 1974 Timberline Way was driving south on Ringgold Road, in a 2005 Suzuki Firenza.

She  lost control of her vehicle for an unknown reason, went off the right side of the road in front of 690 Ringgold Road, and collided with a utility pole.

2005 Suzuki Firenza was being driven on Ringgold Road when it left the road and stuck a utility pole.

2005 Suzuki Firenza was being driven on Ringgold Road when it left the road and stuck a utility pole.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol prepares Motorists for heavy presence this Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Colonel Tracy Trott are reminding citizens to expect a “No Refusal” and high-visibility, safe driving enforcement campaign during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period. The “No Refusal” enforcement will begin at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 21st and end at midnight, Sunday, November 25th.

The “No Refusal” law allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. The goal is to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways.  The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the third “No Refusal” enforcement effort, following campaigns over the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday periods.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Chrysler recalls certain model year 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee Vehicles, over 700,000

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9th, 2001, through March 28th, 2003, and 2002 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13th, 2001, through May 23rd, 2003.

A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.

2002 Jeep Liberty

2002 Jeep Liberty

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Clarksville Police reports Car runs into Rail Road Bridge

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Sunday, September 30th about 2:41am, a Pontiac G-6 driven by Kelly Anderson (29) with a passenger, Daniel Shuckhart (32) of Clarksville Tennessee, were traveling south on Riverside Drive and, for unknown reasons, crossed left of center hitting the rail road bridge abutment near Crossland Avenue.

Pontiac G-6 runs into rail road bridge abutment near Crossland Avenue. (Photo by Officer Bill Van Beber-CPD)

Pontiac G-6 runs into rail road bridge abutment near Crossland Avenue. (Photo by Officer Bill Van Beber-CPD)

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Clarksville Police report Tractor Trailer flips over on Riverside Drive

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On July 2nd, 2012, around 12:40pm, a tractor trailer driven by Martin Dimas, 28 was making a left turn off Hwy 48/13 onto Riverside Drive when the load shifted and the trailer flipped onto its side.

According to witnesses, the driver did not appear to be speeding. Dimas was uninjured.

Tractor Trail flips on it's side while making a left turn from Hwy 48/13 onto Riverside Drive. (Photo by CPD Jim Knoll)

Tractor Trail flips on it’s side while making a left turn from Hwy 48/13 onto Riverside Drive. (Photo by CPD Jim Knoll)

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