Topic: Vehicle Crashes
Nashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration October 19th- 25th to spread awareness about teen driver safety.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14 -18 year olds in the United States. In 2013, 39,140 crashes in Tennessee involved a driver age 20 or younger. Those crashes accounted for over thirteen percent of total crashes throughout the state. While this is a decline from 2012, it is still more than one hundred crashes each day. «Read the rest of this article»
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.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is using crash statistics to target and reduce crashes.
2012 proved to be one of the deadliest years for fatalities and crashes in Clarksville in the last five years. There were 3747 crashes and 16 fatalities on Clarksville highways in 2012. The crashes/fatalities for: 2011-3685/10, 2010-3228/10, 2009-3147/14, 2008-2745/7, and 2007-3381/11.
Clarksville, TN – A man has been indicted after crashing into two vehicles on August 31st, 2012.
Danny Bueno was indicted by the January 2013 Grand Jury after crashing into vehicles, August 31st, 2012 around 4:30pm on Dunbar Cave Road and Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
According to witness accounts, Bueno was driving a Ford Explorer erratically west on Dunbar Cave Road, failed to maintain the lane of travel, crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 1993 Ford F-150. Bueno had his left arm on the outside of his vehicle and suffered a severe injury during the collision.
Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law
Nashville, 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.
Emergency responders had their hands full after eight cars were involved in a motor vehicle crash.
Clarksville, TN – On October 19th, 2012, a little before 8:00pm, emergency responders were called to a rare sight in Clarksville—an eight car crash. There were multiple non-life threatening injuries and several of the vehicles had to towed from the scene.
There were several witnesses to the crash and their accounts were very similar. A 2001 Dodge Intrepid, driven by Peggy Smith, 56, of Clarksville, was all over the roadway while traveling southbound on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Report for August 31st- Sept 3rd
Clarksville, TN – There were no shortages of traffic crashes over the Labor Day weekend which ran from August 31st thru September 3rd, 2012.
Clarksville Police investigated 88 crashes over the long weekend, 16 involved injuries, and four were alcohol related. Three of the alcohol related crashes occurred before 9:00pm on August 31st.
Montgomery County, TN – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for ages 15-19 in the United States.
In an effort to lower this statistic, the Montgomery County Driver Safety Program provided a free Defensive Driving Course, Alive at 25, to approximately 200 Montgomery County high school students during the months of February, March and April. Two additional classes were needed due to the overwhelming response. «Read the rest of this article»
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