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City of Clarksville partners with CMT/ABATE for Look Twice Save a Life Campaign

Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville is partnering with  the Concerned Motorcyclists of Tennessee (CMT) and the American Bikers Active Towards Education (ABATE)  for the Look Twice Save A Life Campaign to raise awareness of the presence of motorcycles sharing the roadways with area motorists.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan in accepting the new signs said “We’re really excited about this opportunity to bring attention to the safety of motorcycle riders. We have some wonderful individuals who have worked very hard to make this happen, worked with the City, the Street Department, and Councilwoman McLaughlin to make sure that we put the safety first, and I think that is the most important thing. I can’t wait until we get the signs up!”

David Shepard of the Clarksville Street Department along with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and City Council Woman Deanna McLaughlin accept the gift of signs from Jesse Henne and Lance Logue Concerned Motorcyclists of Tennessee (CMT) and the American Bikers Active Towards Education (ABATE)
David Shepard of the Clarksville Street Department along with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and City Council Woman Deanna McLaughlin accept the gift of signs from Jesse Henne and Lance Logue Concerned Motorcyclists of Tennessee (CMT) and the American Bikers Active Towards Education (ABATE)

 

Most motorcycle fatalities involve another vehicle, and most of the time, the driver of that other vehicle “didn’t see” the motorcycle. CMT/ABATE, Inc. is trying to remind the driving public about the presence of  motorcycles on the roadway.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2006, “Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists were about 16 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and about 4 times as likely to be injured.”

The signs will be placed in the following locations:

  • Madison @ Fort Campbell Credit Union (Public Library Sign)
  • 41-A Bypass (Wooden pole in front of Appleton’s)
  • 41-A Bypass (1778-Russell Russell & Waddle)
  • 41-A Bypass @ Glendale (Wood Pole)
  • 41-A Bypass @ Riverwood (Wood Pole)
  • Riverside Dr. @ Edgehill (Metal Pole Existing)
  • Riverside Dr. @ Spring (Existing Fiberglass Pole)
  • Madison St. @ 634
  • Madison St. @ 1780
  • Madison St. @ 1801
  • Wilma Rudolph @ Westfield (Existing Sign Post)
  • Fort Campbell BLVD @ 1209 (Center Lane Sign)
  • Fort Campbell BLVD @ Ringgold Bridge (Existing Pole)
  • Fort Campbell BLVD @ ASAC Auto Sales (Center Turn Lane Sign)
  • Fort Campbell BLVD @ Ringold Bridge 2130
  • Tinytown Rd 300′ E of 41-A (Existing Pole)
  • Tinytown Rd 100′ E of Pachers Mill (Bike Route Sign)
  • Tinytown Rd 100′ W of Pachers Mill (Bike Route Sign)
  • Tinytown Rd. Across from Wendy’s (Existing Pole)

The signs were donated to the City by the CMT/ABATE group, with a portion of this Road Sign Program is being underwritten through the Tennessee Department of Safety, Motorcycle Rider Education Program.

Bill Larson
Bill Larson
Bill Larson is  is politically and socially active in the community. Bill is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave. You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.
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