Topic: Blood Alcohol Concentration
Washington, 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.
Halloween Enforcement and Safety Tips from Tennessee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Highway Safety Office
Nashville, 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.
Tow to Go Program Available All Holiday Weekend
Tampa, 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.
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, 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.
“More Cops. More Stops.” Campaign Aims to Save Lives on Tennessee Roadways
Nashville, 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.
Breaking traffic safety laws has deadly consequences. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In an effort to bring more attention to drivers that drink and drive, the Clarksville Police Department is going to start consolidating and publishing the circumstances which lead to the DUI arrest. They are arrests, not convictions. Clarksville Police had 751 DUI arrests for 2012.
Police made 10 DUI arrests from February 15th thru February 17th, 2013.
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 in 16 Counties
Nashville, TN – Five people lost their lives in vehicular crashes on Tennessee roadways during last year’s New Year’s Eve holiday period. Sixty percent of those fatalities occurred in alcohol-related crashes.
That’s why the Tennessee Highway Patrol will join with local law enforcement agencies to conduct another “No Refusal” DUI enforcement campaign during the 2012-13 New Year’s Eve holiday, beginning at 6:00pm, Friday, December 28th and concluding at midnight on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department’s officers will be out in abundance in an effort to ensure Trick-or-Treaters, as well as those celebrating the fall tradition of Halloween, have a safe and enjoyable time.
There will be over 30 officers on the streets patrolling through your neighborhoods and on the roadways around Clarksville on Halloween. We’ve listed some recommendations of things you can do to make Halloween safer for everyone.
Tennessee State Troopers Urge Motorists to Buckle Up & Act Responsibly
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will increase its highway traffic safety enforcement efforts on Saturday, May 5th, to coincide with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. During the 24-hour holiday period, Tennessee State Troopers will focus heavily on seat belt safety and DUI enforcement.
The 2012 Cinco de Mayo holiday period begins at 12:00am on Saturday, May 5th and ends that same day at 11:59pm. One person was killed on Tennessee roadways during last year’s Cinco de Mayo period. The only fatality was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was not involved. In 2010, four people were killed on state roadways during the 24-hour Cinco de Mayo holiday. «Read the rest of this article»
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