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Dodging the Roadkill: Reading Traffic

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the first things I ever noticed about riding a motorcycle was what I saw other drivers doing behind the wheel.  Having to be so aware of my surroundings, I’m able to see what other motorists are doing, BESIDES driving their vehicle.

I guess it’s just the nature of the beast.  You MUST keep your eyes out for danger.  I learned very quickly that most all of the other traffic was driving distracted.  And I don’t just mean the cell phone.  

Everything from putting on makeup, to holding a sandwich in one hand and a drink in the other.  It just seems to be the way of the world, that we must be “multi tasking” while driving.  It sucks for bikers!  

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

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Law Enforcement Agencies crack down on Distracted Driving in Clarksville

 

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Several law enforcement agencies including Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Clarksville Police Department kicked off the month with a Joint Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation in Clarksville on April 5th.

A van, manned with law enforcement, drove around the city looking for distracted drivers and other traffic violations.

A Clarksville Police Officer with someone pulled over for Distracted Driving. (Doug Burgess)

A Clarksville Police Officer with someone pulled over for Distracted Driving. (Doug Burgess)

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Clarksville Police releases Saturation Patrol results from New Year’s Weekend

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On December 29th, 2017 through December 31st, 2017 between the hours of 8:00pm and 4:00am, the Clarksville Police Department conducted saturation patrols to find and remove impaired drivers from the streets of Clarksville.

There were no vehicle fatalities in the city limits over the New Year weekend.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

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MCSO, CPD and THP to launch Safe Driving Initiative for Montgomery County

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), the Clarksville Police Department (CPD), and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) in conjunction with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), Montgomery County Driver Safety Office (MCDSO), and the District Attorney’s Office are launching a safe driving initiative for Montgomery County.

Part of this initiative will include the use of a large bus provided by THP to transport law enforcement as they observe motorists for traffic violations.

Safe Driving Initiative to be launched in Montgomery County.

Safe Driving Initiative to be launched in Montgomery County.

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Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit Recognized by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, December 8th, 2016, Clarksville Police Department Traffic Lt Phil Ashby along with some of his Traffic Unit personnel attended the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Statewide Night of Remembrance—Law Enforcement, Volunteer, and Community Awards Ceremony.

Due to their community involvement in providing our Clarksville youth (ages 15-19) with the Student Traffic Awareness Training (STAT) classes three times per year for the last several years, they were presented with the MADD Middle TN Outstanding Department Award.

Clarksville Police Department Traffic Unit receives MADD Middle TN Outstanding Department Award.

Clarksville Police Department Traffic Unit receives MADD Middle TN Outstanding Department Award.

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Frazier Allen: The New Disruptors of Old Age

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesNashville, TN – The traditional wisdom among Silicon Valley’s youthful technorati is to design for what you know—texting your friends in Europe for free (WhatsApp), renting out your bedroom to make extra cash (Airbnb), finding a romantic partner without leaving your house (Tinder). But a handful of entrepreneurs are now looking beyond the millennial market to reach a new demographic with their own needs — baby boomers.

“You’ve got all these 20-something engineering types who are beginning to realize there are older adults who can make use of these products to promote health and well-being,” said Andrew Scharlach, Professor of Aging at the University of California, Berkeley. “What we are beginning to see is the marriage of product developers with the end users that they previously had not been aware of.”

From smart phones to smart homes, emerging technology is changing the way Americans approach aging — and Baby Boomers welcome the advances.

From smart phones to smart homes, emerging technology is changing the way Americans approach aging — and Baby Boomers welcome the advances.

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AAA Reminds Motorists to Slow Down and Move Over, It’s the Law

 

Save Lives During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

AAAKnoxville, TN – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. AAA – The Auto Club Group are reminding motorists to Slow Down, Move Over.

The law requires motorists to give adequate space to law enforcement, tow truck drivers, utility service vehicles and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

Move over for law enforcement, service vehicles, and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

Move over for law enforcement, service vehicles, and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

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Kenwood High School conducts mock Texting and Driving Crash

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, April 6th, 2016 at 1:00pm at the Kenwood High School Football Field, Amy Grubbs Jackson’s KHS Drama Students, Clarksville Police Department’s Traffic Unit, Clarksville Fire & Rescue, Montgomery County EMS, Dispatch and Vanderbilt’s Life Flight staged a head-on crash caused by texting and driving.

The photos posted on the CPD’s Facebook page tell the story from when the first responders arrived on the crash scene to the end of the scene. The KHS Drama students posed as the victims and friends or family of the victims.

Mock Texting and Driving Crash held at Kenwood High School to show students the possible dramatic results of texting while driving. (CPD)

Mock Texting and Driving Crash held at Kenwood High School to show students the possible dramatic results of texting while driving. (CPD)

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Clarksville Police Department Saturation Patrol Statistics from July 31st – August 1st, 2015

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired saturation patrols on July 31st and August 1st, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

During this time, there were 141 vehicles stopped and 109 individuals charged.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol.

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AAA Warns Drivers to Avoid Distractions While Behind the Wheel

 

AAATampa, FL – In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA is warning drivers to avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task. Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers, or others sharing the road, such as bicyclists or pedestrians.

In a recent AAA survey among registered voters in The Auto Club Group territory (general population in North Dakota), their number one concern in regards to keeping the roadways safer was Distracted Driving (78%) followed by Impaired Driving (73%) and Aggressive Drivers (63%).

AAA says driving distractions come in all forms.

AAA says driving distractions come in all forms.

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