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AAA reports Wrong Way Driving steadily getting worse

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – Fatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat that is only getting worse.  

According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year. 

AAA and NTSB Warn of Climbing Rate of Fatal Wrong-Way Crashes. (AAA)

AAA and NTSB Warn of Climbing Rate of Fatal Wrong-Way Crashes. (AAA)

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Clarksville Police report Juvenile hit by vehicle, Driver Charged with DUI

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report on March 3rd, around 5:00pm, a juvenile was hit in the area of Reynolds Street and Vine Street.

According to the driver, a group of juveniles were playing near the roadway and a 14 year old unexpectedly darted into the roadway and the driver of a Ford Fusion was unable to stop the car and struck the teenager. The juvenile was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, treated, and released.

A 14 year old child playing near the road darted out into the street and was struck by a Ford Fusion before the driver could stop.

A 14 year old child playing near the road darted out into the street and was struck by a Ford Fusion before the driver could stop.

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9th annual Operation Dry Water set for June 30th-July 2nd Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 30th-July 2nd, 2017. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

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Halloween Enforcement and Safety Tips from Tennessee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Highway Safety Office

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) are partnering together for a safe Halloween. The THP will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.

There were four people killed on Halloween night per the Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN) during the 2013-2015 time periods. Two of the four fatal crashes involved drunk drivers.

“There is typically a dramatic increase in pedestrian traffic on Halloween. It is important for us to remind motorists to slow down and watch for children on all roadways. This is a time of good family fun. However, children, parents and motorists must remember that safety comes first,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey said.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

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AAA says Declare a Designated Driver this Fourth of July Weekend

 

Tow to Go Program Available All Holiday Weekend

AAATampa, FL – Independence Day traditionally ranks as one of the year’s deadliest holidays due to drunk-driving crashes.

The most recent data available from the 2014 holiday weekend revealed that 164 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. That number represents almost half (41%) of all crash fatalities for the entire holiday weekend.

Celebrate Independence Day Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Independence Day Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Clarksville Police Department reminds citizens not to operate a Boat under the Influence

 

Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water

On the road or on the water, you’re going nowhere if you are impaired

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – With the recreational boating season in full swing, the Clarksville Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on boating under the influence.

The nationwide awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, is a partnership of the Clarksville Police Department, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard with a mission of putting an end to impaired boating.

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

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Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Enforcement during National Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

 

Operation Dry Water – June 26th-28th, 2015

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – As the summer recreational boating season gets into full swing, the Clarksville Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence.

The annual three-day, heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, focuses on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

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Clarksville Police Department participating in Operation Dry Water to raise awareness of dangers of boating under the influence

 

Clarksville Police Department launches awareness campaign to reach out to boaters

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department will be participating in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI) and reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to alcohol use on our waterways.

Operation Dry Water weekend, June 27th-29th, is the national weekend of heightened enforcement of boating under the influence laws and recreational boater outreach.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to hold Fifth Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend June 28th-30th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 28th-30th. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held on a weekend prior to the July 4th holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season.

Operation Dry Water

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Partners with Law Enforcement

 

“More Cops. More Stops.” Campaign Aims to Save Lives on Tennessee Roadways

More Cops. More StopsNashville, 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.

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